Patricia Spires Cooke
August 4, 1931 - April 9, 2014
Patricia "Pat" Cooke, 82, of North Litchfield Beach, went home to be with the Lord, April 9, 2014 after a short battle with COPD. A cancer survivor, Pat was a devoted, loving wife and mother and a caring Christian. Born in Greenwood to the late Joseph Adie Spires and Eunice Chastain Spires, she grew up in Bamberg, where she excelled in basketball and was named class salutatorian. Patricia married Winborn "Win" Clarke Cooke in 1952, her life partner for 59 years until his death in 2011. They resided initially in Kingsport, Tenn., and then for 24 years in the greater Philadelphia, Pa. area. Pat was a loving wife and attentive partner to her husband and a wonderful and caring mother to her three children. She instilled strong, traditional family values by example.
She retired with Win to Litchfield Beach, an area they loved. They immediately became involved in a number of property owner associations, civic activities, and involvement in local churches. She was a member of the Pawley's Island Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Lattie Jo Johnson. Pat is survived by her three children: Brenda Bagonis of Warrington, Pa., Lynn Kane of Litchfield Beach, and Winborn Cooke, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Tony Bagonis, Kristin Bagonis, Amy Stanley, Rachel Inman, Robert Kane, and Stephanie Kane; and three great-grandchildren.
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A short visitation will take place on Friday, April 11, 2014, from 6-8 pm at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home and a funeral service will be held at 4 pm Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Pawley's Island Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be given to Tidelands Community Hospice, Inc., 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or to Pawley's Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585.
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222 St. James St. Georgetown, SC 28442
Published in The Sun News on Apr. 11, 2014