Myers-Reed Chapel


Donelda B Cook

13 août 193826 janvier 2021

Donelda Breeding Cook passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Louisville, KY. Born August 13, 1938, in Hazard, KY to Pearlie Marie and Carl Breeding, she was predeceased by her husband Billy Joe Cook, her infant son Steven Travis Cook, brother William Woodrow (Sue Cook) Breeding and sister Moonene Breeding. She is survived by her loving daughter Mina J. Cook of Charlotte, NC, sister Mina Leigh (the late Otto) Feddern of Louisville, KY, brother Carl Wayne (Mary) Breeding of Lexington, KY, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donelda grew up in Whitesburg, KY before settling in Columbus, IN for most of her adult life. She later moved to Prospect, KY and ultimately to Louisville, KY. Donelda was many things to many people and always there to offer support to those who needed it most. She embodied what it meant to be a resilient, strong, kind, generous, patient and forgiving person. Her deep love of all people and animals (except snakes) was apparent to everyone who met her. She was a devoted and caring neighbor, friend, colleague, wife, sister, aunt, mother, and even “grandmother” (to many grand-puppies and kitties). She will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Private services will be held in Columbus, IN. Remembrances may be made in her name to the Animal Care Society, 12207 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40245 or to any animal related charity, rescue, or shelter of significance to the individual wishing to honor her.


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Donelda B Cook


Gary & Sandy Davis

8 février , 2021

We have fond memories of Donelda when she worked in our music store in Columbus. She was a wonderful piano teacher and so nice to all of us and the customers. Donelda played organ music at our wedding reception in Louisville 1965.
We lost touch, and wish that we had known that she was so close and living in Louisville.
Our sincere sympathy to Mina Jo, Mina, and all her family. May the memories that mean the most to you, live forever in your hearts.
Gary & Sandy Davis

Brenda Ablez

1 février , 2021

Dear Mina Jo and Mina. My deepest condolences to both of you and to Carl. I am flooded with memories of our friendship as “newly married” couples living in Columbus. Donelda’s friendship meant the world to me. She was a beautiful soul and I admired her so much. She kept me from being homesick, took me shopping and gave me good advice. She was my “Dear Abby” friend...and I loved well as the entire Breeding family. Those were treasured years. I would love to “catch up” with you, Mina Breeding.
Much love and prayers to all.
Brenda (Williams) Ables

Becky Wunder

30 janvier , 2021

Dear Mina Jo and Mina, I treasure the memories of my times with Donelda. From our misadventures and laughs as part of “ Shirley’s girls” at Wagner’s, to working together on her house in Columbus, I enjoyed her sense of humor and the “Kentucky slang” she would throw at me. What is a tennie pump anyway? Her love for family, friends and pets ran deep and I will be forever grateful that I was part of her world for awhile. Love, Becky Wunder

Donna Stern

30 janvier , 2021

A very special friend indeed. She will be missed by many! I loved many things about Donelda . . . She had an amazing heart, she was exceedingly kind and had a wonderful droll sense of humor. One of my favorite memories with Donelda and a collection of close friends was when we celebrated her birthday and played one of her favorite songs (I heard it through the grapevine). Rest In Peace, you are home & can cloud dance. Deep regrets to Mina (sister) & Mina (daughter) you are in our prayers. Donna & Roy Stern

Donna Woods

30 janvier , 2021

Donelda (& Mina) loved for me to visit with my dog & later with my daughter’s dog when I was watching her. In this past year I emailed pictures of the 2 puppies my sister & I now have. She always asked about them. Donelda was so loving to people & animals. We always ended a phone call or visit with exchanges of “I love you”. She’s a dear, sweet soul who I know is now watching over her family. God bless her & her family. My prayers are with all of you.

Mary and Dan Buck

29 janvier , 2021

Hi Mina. Much love and sympathy. Have fond memories of old times

Dan and Mary Buck, Melanie and Glenn Barto