AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Dessie Anne 'Nana' Cook, age 67, went home to be with her precious Lord Jesus Christ on September 13, 2007. The funeral will be held in the Platt's Funeral Home Chapel, Crawford Avenue on Sunday September 16, 2007 at 3:00 PM with the Rev. C.B. Love, Jr. and Rev. Lester Clark officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Cook retired as a Kindergarten Teacher at the Happyland Playhouse after 27 years of service. Anne introduced the love of Jesus Christ to countless children through the years as a Sunday School Teacher and Kindergarten Teacher. She is a member of the Crestview Baptist Church. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her family remembers her as: A MOTHER'S LOVE A Mother's love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away. It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns, And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation, And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation A many splendored miracle man cannot understand And another wondrous evidence of God's tender guiding Hand. Survivors include her beloved husband of nearly 51 years, Rev. Paul L. Cook; her daughter, Nicolette Rebecca Cook; her son, Anthony Paul Cook; her grandson, Nicholas Keith Solomon; her granddaughter, Holli Anne Solomon; her great-grandson, Cameron James Driggers; her five sisters, Shirley Gottschalk, Madeline Bedgood, Cathy Bruker, Joy Heath, and Phyllis Boyd; numerous nieces and nephews; and her Scottish Terrier, Tory. Anne was preceded in death by her parents Judson and Frances Dye and her brother James Henson, Jr. Active Pallbearers will be brothers-in-law; Glynn Bruker, Russ Boyd, Kenneth Cook, and Ray Heath; nephew, Scott Bedgood; and friend, John Dunn Honorary pallbearers will be her beloved fellow members of the Kennedy Sunshine Sunday School Class. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA.
The Augusta Chronicle-September 16, 2007