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November 20, 2012
my prayers go out to the family having known neil in elementary school i knw he is in a better place now and not suffering

jerry scheer
las vegas nevada
October 23, 2012
Sending love your way and praying for you all...may God embrace you with His strong arms of love and give you peace.
October 19, 2012
Allyson - My thoughts and prayers remain with you daily. Following Neil's caring bridge journal and seeing how close your family is was inspirational. Many Blessings to ALL of you!
October 17, 2012
I am very sad to hear of Neil's passing. Some of my fondest memories of my growing up years were experiences with the Cooksey family. While it has been a long time since I have seen Neil, I am not at all surprised at the success and joys he had in his life. My condolences to the family he has left behind.
October 16, 2012
I was so sad to learn today of Neil's passing. We practiced together at Moore & Van Allen early in our careers, and I so enjoyed knowing him and being fellow U-M law alums. My prayers are with your family as you celebrate his wonderful life.
October 15, 2012
Cooksey Family:

I was very saddened to hear of Neil's passing. I knew Neil professionally when I worked as in-house counsel for a company that teamed with Akima, LLC. Neil was always very professional and he impressed me as a very sharp attorney. I always enjoyed speaking with Neil and he was always courteous and kind to me. May God comfort your family and give you peace.

Luvi Taroc-Valino
Fayetteville, NC
October 15, 2012
my family has been praying for all of you for years now, I wish you God's peace at this time, and always.
October 15, 2012
Dear Cooksey Family, It was such an unfortunate delight to care for your family and to be an observer of the dynamic that held you all so beautifully together. I will truly treasure getting to know all of you. Your children are incredibly special and they will be remembered by me and all that got to witness there amazing differences. Thank you for sharing.
With love, Kristine Aderman
October 15, 2012
Farewell Neil. It was an honor to know you and your family.
john martinie
October 14, 2012
Dearest Cooksey Family,

My thoughts are with you all,

May you find support and strength within family and friends,
October 14, 2012
To the Cooksey Family,
I was Abigail's 8th grade LA teacher. Even thought I did not know Neil, I know that he was a fabulous father to have raised a daughter like Abigail. She was a remarkable young lady not unlike what I read about her dad. Incidentally, I was surprised to learn that Neil went to U of M Law School. I am also a proud Wolverine. I am so sorry for your loss.
October 13, 2012
Dear Cooksey Family,
I knew Neil from the time we were in kindergarten together. Always a good guy with a big smile and a warm demeanor. He had that great gift of being incredibly likable without appearing to really try, but at the same time always striving to be the best person he could be. No wonder he was the "well-loved" class president. I am sorry for your loss but you were obviously very blessed to have shared his life. He's free and safe in his Savior's arms.

With great sympathy,

Tami S. LaPaze
Boardman Class of '79
October 13, 2012
Alyson,
I just wanted you and your family to know my family and I are praying for you!
My brother, Kevin, passed away from cancer a year ago. We feel your pain and also rejoice with you that your husband is no longer suffering and is safe in the arms of Jesus!
I will get in contact with you in a few days.
Deepest Sympathy!
Allison Bell Jenkins ( From Pritchard and Huntingtowne Farms)
October 13, 2012
Allyson,

Our thoughts and prayers are with Abigail, Anna, Charlie, Gracie, and you. It was a beautiful service on a beautiful day for a very special person and dear neighbor.

God bless,

Danielle
October 13, 2012
Cooksey Family,
May God strengthen and keep you in this time of sorrow.

Your mail carrier,
George Scott
October 13, 2012
Hey Allyson. Just wanted to let you i am thinking about you and the kids. To Neil. 'lala salama'. ( Sleep well ). Neil was a pleasure to know and take care of. Huggs of comfort to all of you. And thank you, thankyou for trusting me wit his care. It was my pleasure.
October 12, 2012
Truly sympathize with the ordeal that Neil and his family have gone through, dealing with Pancreas Cancer. I just lost a close family member to Pancreas Cancer on 9/11/12.

My thoughts and prayers are with Neil's family. I only met Neil once; he interviewed me for an Attorney position on 5/10/11 in Charlotte/NC. Neil made a lasting impression on me; he was a brilliant + kind man; anyone would have been fortunate to work for him.

/Rose Mady
October 12, 2012
Cooksey Family-

I was very sorry to learn of Neil's passing. He will be missed by many. He lived his life with honor and distinction.
October 12, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Neil. Prayers to your entire family.
Patti Smith
October 12, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Teresa Coffey
October 12, 2012
Allyson, Abigail, Anna and Charlie:

We are saddened by the passing of Neil. He was truly a Christian gentleman and a faithful servant of God and those in his comunity. We will always remember his days at Carmel. Our love and prayers go out to you. May God grant you faith, hope and comfort.
October 12, 2012
Dear Allyson and Family -

We are so sorry for your loss. Betsy and I believe that he is at peace after living such a good life and with such a wonderful family.

I had the privilege of working with Neil for nearly three years and we also spent time together on a company trip to Alaska. What a great person he was with all people he met. It was also great to work with him despite the challenges we faced. He was as steady as a rock.

We will keep your family in our prayers. Godspeed.
October 12, 2012
Dear Allyson,

Please accept my deepest sympathies.
October 12, 2012
I had the pleasure of working with Neil for several years. He was a brilliant attorney, possessed an abundance of common sense, and cared for people. God will have a special place for this kind and gentle soul, one who truly made a difference here on earth! RIP, Neil.
October 11, 2012
Allyson, Abigail, Anna & Charlie,
I'm very sorry for your loss. It is with a heavy heart for you all that I write this. It is with a joyous spirit that I claim the Lord's infinite love for Neil and for each of you. Psalm 23.
Gordon & Robby & Davis Pettit
October 11, 2012
Dear Cooksey Family:

Please accept my sincerest condolosences for the loss of your dear sweet Neil. He was an amazing father and endlessly gave to his family . Allison, you were an amazing woman throughout his entire battle. You and your family relentless gave of your time and energy to be there with him every step of the way. May you find great comfort in the memories you were all able to create as a family . May our Heavenly Father wrap each of you in his loving arms during this most difficult time . All my love to you and your precious family !!
October 11, 2012
I am honored to say that I was lucky enough to know and work with Neil. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children.
October 11, 2012
Dear Allyson and Family,
I am very sorry for the passing of Neil (love of your life ). I have fond memories of your courtship and wedding during our days @ Charlotte Memorial :). May God continue to bless You, Abigail, Anna, and Charlie. Love, Elizabeth (Lib)
October 11, 2012
Dear family of Neil Cooksey, I was sad to hear the news of Neil's passing yesterday. He was a valuable colleague. He will be missed by all of us who were privileged to work with him at NANA Development. Please accept my sympathies for your loss.
October 11, 2012
We have found memories of the cooksey family at Sharon elem. school! And how Anna was ms friz in the mi production! Shelby is wearing purple today in honor of mr. Cooksey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family!

Emily Jeff Rachel and Shelby Vaughan
October 11, 2012
To the Cooksey family,

I am in utter shock. Neil was one of the guys that I really rooted for throughout my time knowing him. He was a fellow Davidson College alum and a wonderful legislator. He was humble and genuine. He was kind and thoughtful. He got it, and because he got it, the people that he served got the most out of his service to the communities he touched.

I remember him doing a lot of political activities with his lovely daughter, of whom he was so very proud. He and I would often talk about our daughters (my daughter is a little younger than his) and how it was to be proud fathers of such bring young ladies.

Neil is a wonderful soul that was a good man for the people. His God-given light will radiate always and I hope that his example can be carried on throughout Mecklenburg County with his peers and friends like me nationally.

God bless you, Cooksey family. Thank you for sharing Neil with us.

TCNGB (Take Care N God Bless)
October 11, 2012
Although I was not acquainted with Mr.Cooksey, I'm sorry to hear of him passing and would like to express my condolences to the family. May "the God who supplies endurance and comfort" bring the family peace during this time. Rom.15:5
October 11, 2012
Allyson and children I am so sorry to hear of Neil"s death. I am sure he will be missed by everyone. My prayers will be with you and your family. Angie Gibson Charlotte
October 11, 2012
It was an honor and privilege to know Neil as a fellow construction lawyer and concerned citizen who only wanted to do what was right for his community. Your illness brought you closer to God and now God has called you home. Thanks for your ministry, Neil. See you soon.
October 11, 2012
Allyson, Iwas so sorry to hear of Neil's passing. Now he is with God and what more would you want for him. Ithink of you and the children often.
I know they are so grown up now. My love and prayers go out to you and the children.

Sincerely,
Chris Johnson
October 11, 2012
Allyson and kids, I send my heart felt thoughts with you all today..As I heard of the news I remembered how each of you coming in as patients at the eye Dr.'s office would make my day! The love and compassion that you have for each other as a family will hold you during these difficult times. Always take time to reflect on the most amazing memories you had together with Neil. May God give you comfort and peace..
October 11, 2012
The Lord laid it on my heart to email Commissioner Cooksey shortly after reading about his pancreatic cancer in the online Observer. I explained to him that our Minister of Music, Mr. Phil Chaney, at First Baptist Church - Indian Trail was also fighting pancreatic cancer and I just wanted to share with him Phil's CaringBridge comments in hopes that Phil's faith in the Lord would be an encouragement to Mr. Cooksey. Shortly after sending the email, Mr. Cooksey called me and shared his appreciation for the information, that it was comforting to read Phil's words and know that they shared faith in the one True God, who would bring them through the battle, either on this side of heaven or the other. Though I never met him or knew of him prior to his Observer article, I'm thankful God was able to use me to bring a little light to his life. He and my old choir director will live forever cancer free, praising the Lord.
October 11, 2012
Neil was a decent and good man! He was a loss to all of our county !
October 11, 2012
Only was able to meet him once but my heart goes out to the family
October 11, 2012
Rest on the eternal shores my friend...
October 11, 2012
We also never got to meet Neil, but we respected him. He was a good person with a good soul. Our prayers are with you!
October 11, 2012
To The Family of Commission Cooksey:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

RIP: Commission Cooksey
October 10, 2012
Neil was a great man, public servant, and friend. We will miss him.
October 10, 2012
Dear Allyson and Family,
We are so saddened to hear about your loss. It is a loss for all of us. Earth has lost one of its true fighters and champions. John has fond memories of Y Guide weekends with Neil and the Sparkling Rainbow Tribe and coaching soccer with him at the Harris Y. May you all feel God wrap His loving arms around you and know that He is with you at this difficult time.
All our love,
The Cacchione Family
John, Lynn, Amelia, Louisa
October 10, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Cooksey family. Thank you for all you did to serve this community! Rest in peace Neil!
October 10, 2012
Neil's faith is an ever shining light and witness to all of us. With love, the Zollinger family
October 10, 2012
Rest in Peace. Although I never met you, I feel you were a kind and decent man.
October 10, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Cooksey family.
October 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Neil will be missed and all of his hard work and love for all he has done will live on.
October 10, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Neil's Family.
A very honorable public servant who dedicated his life to fight for this community and tried to leave it a better place for all of us, and in particularly for his children.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
Dan and Cecy Ramirez.
October 10, 2012
God comfort your heart during such a great loss.
October 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
October 10, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God continue to strengthen you.
October 10, 2012
My thoughts of peace and eternal joy to the family of Mr. Cooksey. He was a wonderful person to know. I'm truly thankful of the life God allowed him to live amongst us as he touched many lives. God bless you all Cooksey Family.
October 10, 2012
Our thoughts are with you. Dresslers Restaurant
October 10, 2012
As a cancer survivor, so sorry to hear this. My prayer is his suffering has ended and he is in a better place. God Bless you.
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