June 20, 2021

Ms. Gladys Jean Cook

With sincere sympathy, we announce the passing from this life of Ms. Gladys Jean Cook, age 65, a resident of 145 Knob Drive, Carrollton, Georgia.

Ms. Cook transitioned from this life on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Avalon Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia after an extended illness.

Visitation hours for Mrs. Cook will be observed on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Her life and legacy will be celebrated on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 385 Old Field Road, Franklin, Georgia, with Reverend Henry L. Smokes, Sr., Pastor officiating.

Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Gladys Jean Cook was born December 18, 1954 to the parentage of the late Frank and Henrietta Cook in Franklin, Heard County, Georgia. She graduated with the class of 1972 from Heard County High School in Franklin.

She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin, Georgia. Gladys worked for over 34 years in the hospitality industry, managing Sheraton Hotels for 14 years, and Holiday Inn for 20 years.

During her retirement, she moved from Franklin to Carrollton to live with her special nieces, Shirley Cook and Shelia Dixon who were her caregivers as she neared the end of her life.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Henrietta Cook; her only son, Fredrick Lamar Cook; siblings: Marshall Cheeks, Virgil Cheeks, Artis Cheeks, Henry Cheeks, Patsy Ann Cook;  by grandchildren: Johnathan K. Cook, Mondale L. Trammell, Martavious J. Cook, Quantez Trammell, Jaylon Quanterrious Brany’yon Cook, and Devin Watts.

Triumphantly ending her battle with illness, Gladys transitioned from this life on Friday evening, September 20, at the Avalon Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Newnan, Georgia, bringing a solemn, peaceful conclusion to an extended illness

Gladys is survived by three daughters, Felicia Nolan ((Daryl) of LaGrange, GA, Cicely Jeffries (Justin) of Franklin, GA, and Jacqueline Rochelle Norman of Roanoke, AL; two special nieces, Shirley Cook and Shelia Dixon both of Carrollton, GA; six brothers, Otis Cheeks Brown, Amos Cook (Bertha), Quillian Garrett (Vivian) and Hewitt Jones (Pat) all of Franklin, GA; Marvin Cook of Atlanta, Georgia; and JayDee Cook (Clarissa) of Hogansville, GA; two sisters, Fannie Delores Poole (Sonny) of Roanoke, AL and Mary Nell Cook of Franklin, GA; three sisters-in-law, Lorene Cheeks, Bertha Cook, Pat Jones, and Vivian Garrett; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends.

Clark Memorial Funeral Home of Roanoke, AL is in charge of the arrangements.

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