Rosa Elizabeth Cook, 80, of Seville transitioned on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Florida Hospital Hospice Care, Daytona Beach. A native of Talbot, County GA., she was the daughter of Charlie and Alice Willis. She was a resident of Seville for over 60 years. She was united in holy matrimony to Roy S. Cook on October 2, 1948 and they were the proud parents of eight children. She was a longtime member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Deaconess and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Seville Community Prayer band and was active in Union#2 of the St. John River Baptist Association and the Sunday School Convention. Rosa and her husband Roy owned and operated Cook's Fernery. She was an avid cook who always had a listening ear and words of wisdom. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in eternal rest by her daughters, Miriam Cook and Deborah Cook; granddaughter, Angela McDonald; brothers, Preston Willis, J.B. Willis, sisters, Bertha Holloway and Mabel Terry. Those who cherish her memories: devoted sons and daughters, Vivian McDonald, Hope Mills, NC; James (Belinda) Cook, Sarasota; Wayne Cook, Seville; Stanley (Rosetta) Cook, Crescent City; Darlene Cook, South Daytona; Valerie (Ricky) Rhodes, Sylvania, GA; loving sisters, Mildred Walton, Waverly Hall, GA., Annie Lois (Ernest) Copeland, Hamilton, GA; Mary McPherson, Fayetteville, NC; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and caring friends. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 23, at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, 1835 Barton Street, Seville. Homegoing Celebration: 2 p.m., Saturday, November 24 at True Foundation Ministries, 608 Randolph Street, Crescent City, Reverend Gwendolyn George, Pastor. Pastor James Vickers, of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, Seville, is the eulogist. Interment will be in St. Johns Cemetery, Seville. Condolences may be sent to the Cook family's guest book at www.flaggserenitychapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Karl N. Flagg Serenity Memorial Chapel, 2400 Madison Street, Palatka, FL.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 22, 2012