A Time to be Born:
Deacon Jackie Lee Cook was the fifth of eight children born to the late George and Geneva Givens Cook, February 5, 1952. He received his education in the public schools of Hampton County, SC.
A Time to Serve:
Jackie accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at an early age, and was baptized at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Hampton, South Carolina. “Jack” served as Trustee, church musician, sang with the Male Chorus, and later was ordained as a Deacon. Because of his love for the Lord, he continued to serve in numerous other capacities within the church.
A Time to be Remembered:
“Jack” later became impressed by his nephew Carl’s tutor, Miss. Gwendolyn Davis. He scored perfectly in asking her for her hand in marriage. From this day forth she remained the apple of his eye.
He was a retiree of 24 years with International Paper (Nevamar), formerly Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Hampton, South Carolina. Deacon Cook coached little league baseball, assisted with Camp Wildwood, and was a mentor for North District Middle and Fenell Elementary Schools. He touched many lives with his musical talents and, was a true Dallas Cowboys Fan.
Deacon Cook will be always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. His melodious voice and guitar playing while uplifting the name of Jesus will be greatly missed by all throughout the community.
A Time to Die:
On Monday, January 28, 2019, our Heavenly Father beckoned Deacon Cook home to rest at the Roper Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. To greet him and to sing in the heavenly choir are: his parents, sister, Mary Smith, and brothers, George III, Jimmy, Harold, and Charles “Ervin” Cook.
He leaves to cherish his legacy: a loving and devoted wife, Gwendolyn Cook; two children, Corey Cook and Courtney Cook all of the home; one grandchild, Little Master My’khai Cook; sisters, Barbara (Jerry) Badger of Hampton, SC, and Margie Cook of Atlanta, GA; nephew reared in home as a brother, Carl (Diane) Cook of Hampton, SC; father and mother-in- law, Mr. Joey (Daisy) Davis of Early Branch, SC; sisters-in-law, Mary (Lee Andrew) Rivers of Hampton, SC, Zetta Mac of Early Branch, SC, Verline Davis-Collins of Brunson, SC, and Sandra B. Cook of Yemassee, SC; aunt, Mrs. Emma Smith of Hampton, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and sorrowing, devoted friends