Evelyn Crady Cook

25 December, 193715 February, 2021

Evelyn Cook joined her Lord, suddenly, on Monday, the 15th of February 2021. Evelyn was born to Billy Ack and Ethel Crady on the 25th of December 1937, in Meridian, Mississippi.

Evelyn graduated from Meridian High School, received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Richmond and her Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She was a dedicated Christian and an active member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Evelyn had a wonderful heart full of love for her family and long-time friends and a beautiful smile!

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Kyle Cook. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly and her husband, Julio LyBrand, her grandson Crady Helt, her sister, Mariwood Tatum, her nieces Evelyn Portie, Nancy Schaffhauser, Maggie Cabot, and Liza Cook Kelso.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church when conditions are favorable to holding such.

She will be laid to rest with her parents in Greenville, Mississippi.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Maud Lipscomb

7 March 2021

I truly miss Evelyn. She was a very good friend, a dependable friend when you needed somebody to talk to. My condolences go out to her family and many friends.

Allyson Faist

28 February 2021

Evelyn always had a smile and was willing to share her time. I will remember her gracious words to me when I was in need of comfort. I will treasure her memory in my heart.
My sincere condolences to you. She had tremendous love for her family.

Carol Ann Shipp

27 February 2021

Evelyn was the Treasurer of Prime Timers at MDPC during the 6 years that I was President, so we worked closely together. I was also fortunate to accompany her on 5 Collette trips that she coordinated for the Seniors at MDPC. She was organized, but flexible when necessary, and we had lots of fun! I will really miss her! I am attaching a picture of the two of us taken at dinner in Canada in 2016.

Tammy Allyn

23 February 2021

Evelyn was a faithful member and Treasurer of our Prime Timers group at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. She was always available to help and paid thoughtful attention to whatever she did. She was a real asset to the group and we will certainly miss her. I will especially miss having good conversations with her.

Lilli Bean

22 February 2021

Evelyn was always delight-filled. It had been years since we had last spoken and then she called. It was like yesterday. How I wish we had been able to meet again. Kelly, I consider your mom one of the gifts I received from Butch. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Crady. My love to you with wonderful memories of Frostwood times!

Peggy May

22 February 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Evelyn's family. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our many trips and outings with the Prime Timers group were enjoyable and more exciting with Evelyn in attendance.

Georgia Lopez

22 February 2021

Cook Family, I am so sad to hear about your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. May God give you and your family comfort at this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1: 3)

G Lopez

Margaret Pike'

21 February 2021

I remember Evelyn from her leadership of the Prime Timers at Memorial Presb. Church. I volunteered at the front desk on Thursday and often Evelyn came and we had a chat. She was always friendly and I remember her fondly. She will be missed.

Sincerely, Margaret Pike'

Karen Clingan

21 February 2021

Dear Evelyn... I will miss our regular phone visits, sharing in the Word, working together at Kids’ Meals, movies in the summer, annual Christmas luncheon, and exchange of so many thoughts, information and ideas. Our friendship was a constant over many years. My condolences to Kelly and Crady. May you shine in your new location.

Tissie Bean

21 February 2021

I was sad to read about Mrs Cook dying. I have great memories of her from my childhood. She was funny and practical and so tolerant. She put up with us practicing our piano duet about five thousand times!
My thoughts and prayers are with Kelly.

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