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Barbara H. Cook

Middletown, Delaware

Jun 9, 1939 – May 16, 2020 (Age 80)


June 9, 1939
May 16, 2020
Middletown, Delaware


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Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC - Middletown Obituary

Barbara Hill Cook, age 80, of Townsend, Delaware passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 16, 2020.  She was born in Leckieville, Kentucky on June 9, 1939. She was married to her husband, Charles, for 60 years.

She was a fulltime mother and wife. She loved to attend several churches and participate in various church activities with her daughter, Susanne. She cherished time spent with her family and loved listening to Christian music. She enjoyed gardening and growing vegetables and flowers, and always loved to cook meals for her family.

Her children and grandchildren were always her number one priority and whom she loved and adored deeply.

She has been a tireless advocate for Delaware’s Deaf and Deafblind people and was constantly interpreting and supporting her daughter, Susanne.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Herman Cook, her daughter, Susanne Ellen Cook, and her son, Charles Arthur Cook with his wife, Deanna Marlyce Cook along with two children, Hayden Arthur Cook and Dayla Pearl Cook.

Services are private due to Covid-19 precautions.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Church Deaf and Deafblind Ministry, 900 N. Washington St., Wilmington, Delaware 19801 or Stone's Throw Church (Town Church), 160 Commerce Drive, Middletown, Delaware 19709.

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Time: May 21, 2020, 10:45 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Mrs. Cook was a founding member of the National Family Association for the Deaf-Blind, a national group of family members who advocate for equal education, access to employment, and communication for the millions of individuals in the country who are deafblind. The very first parent meeting I attended as a new Regional Representative for the Helen Keller National Center 31 years ago was with Mrs. Cook's group in Delaware. The group, while small in size, was very powerful in what they were...

I just got word of Barbs passing.
Barb was a beautiful person inside and out. I worked with her many years at Gore. She was a good friend.
So sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed.

Barb was greatly admired by deaf community ❤ Such a great advocate for the Church even for her deaf-blind daughter. I always find her in the kitchen at the church, always was a hard worker. Susie truly is blessed having a great mother who has the most patience, humble and strong faith in God. My deepest condolences goes to her family and grandkids. May God give the comfort and the strength to the Cook Family. She will be missed.

Barb, thank you so much for the gift ❤

In the short time I knew Barbara, she always had a smile on her face, you could even "feel" it through the phone. She was a gentle soul with a heart of gold. Her love of family was so strong, as well as her desire to help others. She will be missed.

Shes wonderful, humble and very nice lady . Very sorry for your loss , prayers for you and family .

Barbara.. Youll be greatly missed by so many people that you have touched through out the years. My thoughts n prayers are with Cooks family

Barbara was a dear friend, and a sister in Christ. So thankful God made a way for our paths to cross. I will miss having Barb in the prayer group I treasure the memories of knowing and praying with her with her for 25 years. Her light did shine bright showing other's the love of Jesus. I learned by her example how to be gentle with my words.,

For the short period of time that I had the pleasure of working with Barbara it has been amazing to see her joy and love for her family. I will always remember her warm personality and kind thoughts. I will surely miss her.

Barbara was awesomely humble and loving person I ever had. Thank God for sent her to touch my heart more love and made awesome friend with me. She loves deaf people and especially for Susie. She worked so hard for deaf ministry with us what she support for taxes and deaf fellowships help we need. Shes very sorely missed. Shes awesomely angel to all of us. Thank God for send her to involved with deaf people. She is first priority of love her children and grandchildren more. I will see her...