Shirley Deason Cook passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. She was 85 years old.
Shirley was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and graduated with her Nursing degree from Mercy Hospital. Shirley spent most of her career as the staff nurse at Cooper Lighting and International Paper. Shirley was a member of Goodrum Baptist Church and a devoted Christian.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, James Carlton Deason and Edna Deason Standard; husband, Richard Fay Cook; daughter, Shirley Faye Cook Baylot; sisters, Glenda Bailey, Sara Jones, Flora Jones and Betty Vinson.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry Wayne Cook (Wanda), Richard Gee Cook (Jill) and Joseph Dean Cook (Laura); daughter, Penny Dianne Frith (Gene); sister, Carolyn Smith; brother, Peter Deason; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Glenwood Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Honk will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. Monday until the hour of the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Corey Adcock, Joshua Cook, Jeremy Cook, Adam Harvey, Jemar Nunley, and Corey Maples. Honorary pallbearers are John Baylot and Gene Frith.