Oza Mae was my aunt. We loved her and will miss her very much. She lived 85 years at the Cook homeplace off Union Baptist Church Road (Cycle), and we all admired her for living her life independently. Oza Mae was so good and caring to all her relatives and neighbors and was loved by all. After her daughter, Gail, was born, Oza Mae devoted her whole life to Gail, who served as Oza Mae's caretaker for the last five years of Oza Mae's life. Oza Mae loved her granddaughter, Melanie, and was so proud of her. Melanie was very good to Oza Mae and would make sure Oza Mae had everything she wanted and needed.
In addition to those mentioned in the official obituary, Oza Mae is survived by her loving nephews, Clayton Shore and Randy Cook and loving nieces, Linda Shore Holbrook, Sue Money King, Nancy Money Turnage, and Karen Cook. She is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews who loved her and have been very active in Oza Mae's life.
In addition to her parents, Chester and Myrtle Cook, Oza Mae was preceded in death by her very close brothers Radford Cook, Harding (Margaret) Cook, Phil Cook, and Bruce (Ola) Cook, and by her loving sisters Cleo Cook (Jack) Shore and Beulah Cook (J.D.) Money. She was also preceded in death by nephews Wayne Shore, Don Shore, Johnny Money, and Tracy Cook and niece Phyllis Cook Anderson. Also preceding Oza Mae in death were nieces and nephews who lived in High Point and Greensboro: Harvey Cook, Harold Cook, Ann Cook Brown, and Christine Cook Brown.
Oza Mae was also preceded in death by her dear friend at Pea Ridge, Lois Sparks.
Rest in Peace, dear Oza Mae.