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Felix Derwyn Cook The strong yet gentle spirit that was Felix Derwyn Cook departed this earth on February 21, 2011. He was born on March 7, 1951 to Felix and Opal Cook. He accepted Christ at an early age and received Christian training at Trinity Gardens First Baptist Church. He attended public schools in the Houston Independent School District and graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School.
He graduated from Texas A & I University in Kingsville, Texas, receiving a BBA in Management. He was employed for 27 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where his commitment to excellence, philanthropic endeavors, and relationship building were instrumental to his success. He always felt that his greatest accomplishment while at Bell was becoming the Systems Administrator for the establishment of the E-911 database because of its potential to save lives.
Felix believed in servant leadership and was president of the NETWORK, Houston Chapter and president of the Bread Of Life, where he was actively involved in feeding and assisting the homeless community.
He was preceded in death by his adoring and beloved mother, Opal Augusta Ross Cook. He leaves to cherish his memory, his best friend and loving wife of 36 years, Jeri Lyn; daughter, Cassye DomiNique; step-daughter, Shannon Dione Grigsby; his devoted father, Felix Lopez Cook; mother-in-law, Winnie Mauryne Grigsby; step-grandson, Nicolas Spenser Grigsby; brother, Dwayne Butler Cook and sister Alecia Davis and a host of extended family members and loving friends.
Family will receive friends at the Allen Dave Tribute Center, Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. A memorial service will take place on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. at St. John's Downtown, 2019 Crawford Street, Houston, Texas, 77002. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the Bread of of Life, Inc.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2011
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