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Virginia E. Cook

September 6, 1927 — January 6, 2024



Over a life’s journey that spanned ninety-six years, Virginia Cook was a daughter, aunt, cousin, wife, mother,
grandmother, and friend. Virginia was a kind, loving, and reserved woman known by many names Mother,
Mommy, Ginger, Grandmother, Granny, and Grandma.
As an active member of Smithfield Methodist Church, loved and respected by those who were blessed to have
known her, she and her late husband, Jack, found joy in many activities, especially those that involved cooking and
fellowship. She loved to travel and go to garage sales and flea markets, where she enjoyed searching out collectible
dolls, teapots, and glassware.
Virginia’s claim to fame was her expert skills in the kitchen, baking, and preparing meals from scratch that were
out of this world! Family and friends loved her warm bowls of beans-it sounds simple but her magic touch made
them something special. Your life was forever changed if you were treated to her world-famous (bestowed by
those who love her) chicken and dumplins (rolled flat, never dropped). Her sweet treats were like no other, and
some favorites remembered by family include some classic but incredibly delicious old-school favorites:
Orange slice cake, pineapple cream pie, millionaire pie, cherry pie with her signature design,
Mississippi mud cake, homemade ice cream, and at Christmas, her cookies, peanut patties, and
peanut brittle
Left to honor her memory are her children, Audrey McDonald, Ronnie Speer, Kenny Speer Jr., Paul Cook, Monte Cook and Carol Doss and her grandchildren (5), great-grandchildren (7), and her great, great-grandchildren (2)
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack, and her siblings, Chris, Sue, Hugh, and George.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Virginia E. Cook, please visit our flower store.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 18, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Dallas- Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211

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