RUTHERFORDTON - Mary "Cookie" Ethel Herbster, 62, passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2014, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home.
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She was born July 20, 1952, in Gaston County, to the late Wilbert James and Margaret Walker McDon-ald.
Cookie worked many years in textiles and was an auxiliary member of the Lowell Volunteer Fire De-partment.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald Burris, brothers, Lewis (Charlie) McDon-ald, Teddy (Bo) Herms; and Sister, Linda Watts
Survivors include her sons, Patrick Burris and wife Jennifer and Chris Herbster; brothers, Harry G. Walker, Michael McDonald, Tommy McDonald; sisters, Evelyn M. Leigh, Joyce M. Henry and Susan Melendez and grandchild, Zoe Herbster.
Celebration of life memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Union Road Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Holeman officiating. Family will receive friends following the service.
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Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the family.
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 27, 2014