Barbara Hardy Cook

Williamsburg, Virginia

1964 - 2020


Williamsburg, Virginia


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Barbara Hardy Cook entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. She was born on August 17, 1964, daughter of Rebecca Jones and Allen Hardy, Sr.

She graduated from Park View High School in South Hill, Virginia, where she grew up. Her pursuit of higher education led her to Richmond, Virginia to attend college.

She was a devout servant of the Lord and a dedicated member of Strait Gate Temple. She was very active in the ministry as District Praise and Worship Leader, Head Secretary, President of Pastor's Aid, Head Usher, Choir Director, President of Hospitality, and a Sunday School Teacher.

She diligently worked for the United States Post Office for several years. Her desire to excel and work ethic led her to venture into entrepreneurship to provide opportunities for her children. She was a beloved mother, daughter, grandmother, and friend, who was always willing to help someone when they need it.

Barbara is survived by her children, Lana Hardy, Trevon Hardy, Cynthia Cook, Zipporah Cook, and Keturah Cook; mother, Rebecca Wilson; siblings, Dale Hardy, Sylvia Hardy, and Allen Hardy, Jr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Cook may be viewed from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020, in Whiting's Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Strait Gate Temple, 624 Queens Creek Rd, Williamsburg.

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Barbara was full of life and loved God; she was a light. I considered it a honor that our lives crossed and I pray that God gives her family comfort and strength to endure this painful journey. To God be the GLORY!!!

Ms Cook will be missed. God has called a mighty soldier home. My sympathies and prayers are with the family.

Rodney Burns
Co-worker USPS
Founding Pastor
Christ Chosen Church

I remember your first day in the postal service. Such a motivated hard worker.
Can't wasnt in your vocabulary. Rest easy in the hands of the Lord, Barbara.

Your laughters and sense of humor are truly missed. Rest In Peace Ms. Cook.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Rip your work has certainly been done.

I really enjoyed work with and for Mrs. Cook . She helped me a lot . I learned a lot from her in the short period of time she was in Portsmouth Va. She was very dedicated to her job . She was a hard worker. I will Mrs Cook oh so much . Rest In Peace

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

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