Jean Rooks Laskey

September 30, 1940April 7, 2012

Jean Rooks Laskey died at home on the morning of April 7th after a yearlong illness. She was surrounded by her husband and two sons. She was born on September 30th 1940, grew up in Washington, D.C., and then moved to North Carolina in 1972.

She is survived by her husband John W, Laskey, a son John R. Laskey and his wife Michelle of Suffolk, VA, a son J. Thomas Laskey and his wife Kathy of Raleigh, NC and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin sister, Joan Marie Rooks, of Washington D.C., a sister Lorraine Rooks Hollen of Bethesda, Maryland and a brother, William A. Rooks, Jr. of Tallmadge, Ohio.

She worked with DMV for over twenty years as a title specialist and loved her job. With her off time she enjoyed European travel, gardening and her owl collection.

The family would like everyone to know how much Jean appreciated all of the thoughts, prayers, love and support given to her and her family during her illness.

A memorial service will be held at St. Michael the Archangel in Cary at 10 am on April 23. Following the service a reception will be held at Brown Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either Hospice of Wake County 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Cancer Centers of North Carolina, 4101 Macon Pond Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.



  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 23, 2012


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Jean Rooks Laskey

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April 8, 2014

Today, April 7th, 2014 is the second anniversary of my twin Jean T-1 death.
I think of her every single day and it is always with me that a part of me is missing. I pray she is safe and happy now and someday we shall be reunited.
Her two sons, John and Tom, are truly a credit to her. " I love you Jean, and I know you love me, and I will see you again" my last words to her...I knew I would not see her again in this world but in the next. I love you Jean, my little twin. From Joan T-2

Joan Rooks

September 6, 2013

Today, September 6th, 2013 is the birthday of Jean's younger son, Tom. She was so proud of all he has done and is doing with his life. And I know she is still a proud and loving mother. As his aunt,I can only echo what my twin thought.

Joan Marie Rooks

April 17, 2013

I was a friend of Joan Rooks her sister and I offer my deepest condonlences
christina watkins fox

January 24, 2013

It has been over nine months since my twin, Jean, died. There have been times when I did not think I would be able to 'go on'...but one does, with God's grace and the love of family and friends. One thing I have noticed since Jean died is that I am no longer afraid of death. For it may mean I shall see my beloved little twin again. That keeps me going. January 24th, 2013

Lorraine Rooks Cary

May 2, 2012

Aunt Jean was a radiant presence in the world. Whenever I think of her, I remember her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes. She was a wonderful aunt to the Hollen kids and came back to so many of our milestone events. I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts.

Cathy Schoolmeester-Winnick

April 24, 2012

Aunt Jean will be missed. May your memories and the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 23, 2012

I was fortunate to have known Jean for many years as she is the grandmother of my three boys. Jean will always hold a special place in my heart.

Kim Pruitt

Lynn Wilhelm

April 23, 2012

I remember seeing Mrs. Laskey when getting my first license plate and at renewal time. I always thought it was neat that she was my neighbor. My thoughts are with you all.

April 22, 2012

Jean was a beautiful person, so full of life and enthusiasm. She will be missed by all who knew her. We respect the courage she showed in her valient struggle. Pidge and Herb

Robert & Pegity

April 21, 2012

Our thoughts are with you and the children. We will all miss Jean Marie.