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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Coats
Tuesday December 21st, 2021
12:45pm - 1:45pm

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Coats
Tuesday December 21st, 2021

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Lucille Blackwelder Cooke

Cary, NC: Mrs. Margaret Lucille Blackwelder Cooke, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral Services will be 2:00PM-Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Rose and Graham Funeral Chapel in Coats, NC. Pastors Tim Howell and Tommy Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Williams Family Cemetery in Coats, NC.

Lucille was born on July 28, 1935 in Harnett County, NC to the late Richard and Nuna Williams Blackwelder. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Johnny and David Blackwelder and a grandson, Aaron Smith. Lucille was a strong Christian woman. She served in many roles in her church which was Athens Drive Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Lucille helped with the Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief, served the Raleigh Baptist Association, and volunteered with hospice in various times of her life. She loved God’s Word, her family, music, birds, and the beach. Lucille was full of faith and lived her faith daily. Her faith was so strong you could feel it radiating from her.

Surviving include her husband of 67 years, Rayvon Cooke, daughters, Donna C. Smith and husband, Tommy of Siler City, NC, and Bonnie C. Dukeman and husband, Bill of Pittsboro, NC; grandchildren, Faith, Blake, Michael, Jennifer, and Bailey; great-grandchildren, Christian, Buddy, Lily, Logan and Johnny; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:45PM- 1:45PM, Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC and other times at the home in Cary, NC.

Flowers are welcomed; however memorials may be made to Athens Drive Baptist Church 1601 Athens Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.roseandgraham.com

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC.

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Our thoughts go out to comfort you and your family as you journey through the days ahead.  May the sorrow that fills these days be soon replaced by memories that bring a smile to your heart and soul.
Gloria & Bob Rogers

Gloria & Bob Rogers Dec 20 2021 11:23 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Deborah Dukeman. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Lucille Blackwelder Cooke.

Deborah Dukeman Dec 19 2021 10:48 AM

No words can express the loss of a mother. Sending love, hugs and wishes for you all to find peace in the days ahead.

Leshia Dec 18 2021 7:43 PM

Sending love,hugs and prayers to the family. Rest in Peace Sweet Angel

Lori Reason Dec 18 2021 3:38 PM

It may seem the world has lost one bright light by Lucille's passing but because she so freely shared hers with everyone she knew or met, her one light has become many. I will miss her physical presence greatly but because her life touched mine, my life is richer and I'll continue spreading her servant spirit.

Bev H Dec 18 2021 2:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lucille Cooke

Velma Carter Dec 17 2021 9:36 PM