Ronceverte-Mary Sue Cooke, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea.
Sue was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Ronceverte, to the late Earl Elbert and Lena Mary Midkiff Taylor.
For many years, Sue worked as a cook at Greenbrier Junior High School. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ronceverte and later became a part of the Rhema Christian Center family in Lewisburg.
Sue was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was extremely witty and always knew how to put a smile on someone’s face. She had a big heart and welcomed everyone she met with open arms. She always stood up against injustice and worked hard to make sure everyone felt included. Sue created community everywhere she went, and was a blessing to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen St. George Cooke; brothers, Earl Thomas Taylor and Fred Compton Taylor; and grandson, Joshua Stephen Cooke.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Stephen Brent Cooke and wife Sheila, and Timothy Cosby Cooke and wife Tonya; sister-in-law, Libby Taylor; grandchildren, Rachel Nicole Van Buren and husband Rodney, Taylor Griffin Baumgardner, Tommi Jean Robson and husband David, Tia Alise Cooke, and Evan Rigg Cooke; great-grandchildren, Alba Leto Baumgardner, Ava Grace Van Buren, Arley Griffin Grubbs, and Bea Lorraine Robson.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Ronceverte with Pastor Sam McClung officiating.
Visitation for friends and family was held on Thursday evening, May 20, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Steve Cooke and Bob Baker Scholarship c/o The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1682 Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com