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Marguerite Ross Cook

February 23, 1930 — August 11, 2020

Marguerite Ross Cook, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and resident of Camellia Drive, died Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at NHC Columbia. A private graveside service will be conducted Friday at Polk Memorial Gardens with her son, Johnny Cook officiating. Oakes and Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, 478 Craighead Street, Suite 201, Nashville, TN 37204. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born February 23, 1930 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Frank Ross and Maggie Graves Ross. On June 12, 1948, she married Charles Ellis Cook who preceded her in death July 18, 2017. Marguerite was a lifelong member of Craft Memorial United Methodist Church where she taught children’s Sunday school, was a member of the UMW, and quilted in the women’s sewing group for many years. Marguerite loved the Lord Jesus Christ, her husband, and her family. She had the gift of service and was her happiest cooking for everyone. She had a heart for caring for all children and her grandchildren and their spouses; and grands knew they were special to “Grete”. Proverbs 14:1a “Every wise woman builds her house.” This was Marguerite. She is survived by her sons, Charles Michael (Cathy Latham) Cook and Johnny Ross (Juanita Morton) Cook, both of Columbia; grandsons, Brian (Traci) Cook, Christopher (Jennifer) Cook, Dr. Adam (Jillian) Cook, Ross (Stephanie) Cook; and great grandchildren, Jaelyn Black, Cameron Webb, Sadie Kelly, and Johanna Cook. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Harold Ross and granddaughter Lori Cook Kelly. The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff of NHC Columbia, Hospice Compassus, Dr. Charles A. Ball, and Dr. Ben Gardner for their excellent care during our loved one’s illness.

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