Mary Ann Cooke Sweeters
Shreveport, LA - Mary Ann Cooke Sweeters, age 67, passed away January 15, 2014 at the Willis Knighton Hospital after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Aulds Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday January 20, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church of Shreveport, with Dr. Pat Day officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Park East Cemetery.
Mary Ann was born January 15, 1947 in Texas and had been a resident of Shreveport for over 50 years. Her parents Ernest and Genevieve Jackson Cooke preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Donald A. Sweeters.
Mary Ann graduated from Centenary College where she was a proud member of the Centenary College Choir. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She received a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Louisiana State University
. Spending more than thirty years in Caddo Public Schools, she worked at Pine Grove (K-6), Eden Gardens Elementary Magnet (K-6), Mooringsport (K-8), Herndon Magnet (K-8), and finally as principal of North Highlands (K-5) from where she retired in 2006. Mary Ann and Donald raised Chartreux cats, many of which won regional and national Cat Fanciers' Association awards. She developed many friendships among members of the Cat Fanciers' Association world-wide. A loving, kind, and caring friend, Mary Ann will be missed.
Memorials can be made to the Centenary College Choir Fund, 2800 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104.