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Sarah Gill Cook, 92, a pioneer of the Palm Grove Development in South Daytona, Florida and a resident of that subdivision for more than fifty-four years, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 6, 2014, surrounded by her dear friend and neighbor, Mrs. Avis B. Thomas and her private nurses.
Sarah Gill Cook was born March 23, 1922 to the late Thomas C. Gill and Lottie Cline Gill.
She was educated in the Franklin County School System, Franklin County, North Carolina. She continued her education at the Unviersity of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), graduating in the Class of 1943 (when it was an "all girls" college). Upon graduation from UNCG, she secured employment with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and went to Boston, MA for training. Upon completion of her training in Massachusetts, she returned to North Carolina and worked for the company branch in High Point, NC for two (2) years. In the years that followed, she became a stewardess for American Airlines and remained in that position for the next four (4) years.
Sarah met and married Jack Whiting and to this union one son was born, "Jack". She was preceded in death by this son.
Her next marriage was to Thomas Albert Cook and after marrying they relocated to Florida.
Sarah was a charter and lifetime member of the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, a former member of the Palmetto Club, Daytona Beach Chapter of the University Women of America and many other organizations too numerous to list here, but Sarah continued to support her alma mater, UNCG Class of 1943 and UCLA Class of 1958, where she finished her graduate studies.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son from this union, Thomas Albert Cook and Thomas Gill Cook.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved son, Albert Caldwell Cook, Daytona Beach.
Also surviving are several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, cousins and sorrowing friends. Also, many thanks to Attorney Gerard Keating and Mrs. Susan Keating for going above and beyond their call of duty, to Drs. James and Evan Carrett and staff for over 50 years of medical assistance. I say you and yours will always be remembered in my heart. Blessings to Dr. Chew and the entire second floor Medical Oncology Team of Halifax Medical Center for their kind and gentle care given to Sarah Gill Cook.
Interment was held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Plank Chapel Cemetery, Kittrell, North Carolina.
Cardwell, Baggett and Summers Funeral Home & Crematory
3571 S Ridgewood Ave
Port Orange, FL 32129
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Apr. 27, 2014