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Daily Press
March 24, 2002

FRANCIS LAWRENCE COOK SR.

Mr. Francis Lawrence Cook Sr., 74, passed away at his home and went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 20, 2002. A native of Baltimore, Md., he lived in Newport News, Va., for the past five years. He was a member of Colossian Baptist Church of Newport News.

He was a graduate of Carver High School of Baltimore, Md. Upon graduation from high school, he proudly served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Korean War, where he was honorably discharged. He retired from the Baltimore City Housing Authority, after 40 years of dedicated service.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Matthew, George and Bernard Cook. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife, Linda P. Wright-Cook; a son, Francis Lawrence Cook Jr. (Ethel “Dimples”); two daughters, Alicia Cook and Ingrid Johnson (Anthony) of Baltimore, Md.; a stepson, Elisha “Sonny” Spraggins Jr. (Tracey); four stepdaughters, Cynthia Spraggins of Atlanta, Ga., and Jacqueline Spraggins, Glenda Spraggins and Edith “Pokey” Turner of Newport News; a brother, Joseph M. Cook (Doris); and a sister-in-law, Inez Cook, all of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Elizabeth Lee, Bernadette Gail and Theresa Cook of Baltimore, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

He will be sadly missed and continually loved by all.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at Colossian Baptist Church, with Rev. Peter Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Cook may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. today, March 24, at the funeral home and from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. The family will assemble at 534 Rainbow Court on Monday by 1:15 p.m.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of Carter Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel. Guest book available at http://www.legacy.com.

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