Louise Miller Cook

Published 3:57 pm Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Louise Miller Cook, 94, of Albany, Ga., died Friday, June 27 at her residence.



Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Albany, Ga., with an interment service at 3 p.m. at Milan City Cemetery in Milan, Ga., with Dr. Don Adams officiating

A native of Bladon Springs, Ala., Cook was born April 6, 1920, to the late Samuel Kervin and Lobelia Holcombe Miller.

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She lived in Albany since 1970 where she was a member and Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Hawke Sunday School class and U.M.W.

She was a retired educator with 32 years of service in Lee, Telfair and Jeff Davis counties as teacher.

She graduated from Livingston College in Alabama and then from Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro, Ga., now known as Georgia Southern University.

She learned to drive at the age of 45 and was widowed early in life at the age of 52. Following her husband’s death in July 1972, she never remarried.

She instead gained her strength from her faith and family. She embraced the daunting task of raising a young family with her head held high and a smile on her face. Working as a teacher, each of her children received a college education and she always had a home for them to come to.

In her early years, Louise traveled by covered wagon on the farm to her most recent travels to Europe by airplane. Her values in life were faith, family and education. These same values are perpetuated through her children and grandchildren.

She loved her grandchildren, was an avid gardener (especially daylilies), awesome cook, die-hard Braves fan and huge animal lover. She will always be remembered as an affectionate person, never judgmental and never angered.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Quitman Cook; her parents; and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her children, Frank (Linda) Cook of Roswell, Ga., Carolyn Cook of Albany and Robert (Donna) Cook of Yorktown, Ind.; five grandchildren, Andrew (Shannon) Cook, Kelly Cook Meyn, DPT and her husband Dustin, Courtney Cook, James (Ali) Cook and Laura Cook; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern.

Those desiring, please make memorials to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 448 Albany, GA 37102.

You may sign her online guest book and share your own special thoughts with the family by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at www.kimbrellstern.com.