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Ellis William Cooke


1926 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Ellis William Cooke Obituary

July 26, 1926 - December 23, 2015 Born in Antoine, Arkansas on July 26, 1926 and passed in Oakland, California on December 23, 2015. Ellis was a long-term resident of Compton and was involved in numerous community activities, including serving eight years as a board member on the Compton Unified School District. He worked for the aerospace industry for over 30 years at Rockwell International. Ellis was married for 61 years to Florelle Pierson Cooke and is survived by his wife and five children: Anita Cooke Wells; Sherilynn Cooke; Cynthia Cooke (Rosalind St. Ange); Brian Cooke (Dawn); and Deanna Cooke. He also is survived by six grandchildren and four sisters and one brother: Pauline Spurlock; Bessie White; Golda Copeland; Mattie Grant; and Conway Cooke. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, 90008. Interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, Palos Verde, CA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can Compton Conservatory of Music, PO Box 4756, Compton, CA 90224.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2016
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