Raymond Levi Cocke

March 9, 1927February 17, 2019

COCKE, PASTOR RAYMOND LEVI age 91, died Sunday, February 17, 2019 at home with his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Shawn Baptist Church, 2493 N. Genesee Rd., Burton, MI. Dr. Richard Sample officiating. Interment in Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery, Bedford County, VA. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI. with a Masonic Memorial at 7:00 P.M. and 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the Church. Raymond was born March 9, 1927 in Bedford, VA to parents James and Lillian (Wilson) Cocke. He served as the Pastor of the Shawn Baptist Church in Burton, MI from 1973 to the present. He was a member of Fellowship Masonic Lodge # 236, Bay City Consistory and Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple. Raymond retired from Fisher Body Coldwater in 1982. Surviving are children Daniel (Carolyn) Cocke, Ruth (Dennis) Liquia, James Cocke; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; brother Willard (Shirley) Cocke; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Wife Claudine Lee Cocke, July 13, 2011; son Douglas E. Cocke, January 6, 1999; his parents; sister Gladys Mayberry; brothers Curtis Odell, James Marshell, Eugene Esmond, Malcom Elwood, Joseph Esley. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shawn Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

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  • Shawn Baptist Church or a charity of your choice


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Masonic Memorial Service Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Visitation Before Service Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2019

Raymond Levi Cocke

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jerry arrand

February 20, 2019


Donna McBean

February 19, 2019

I've known this wonderful man 60+ years. He married me & Rick in 1967. He was a great pastor in Swartz Creek and in Burton. Very love and will be missed. I know he is rejoicing with the Lord and his lovely wife Dean.

Ann Miller

February 19, 2019

I still have fond memories of Uncle Raymond and Aunt Dean coming down to VA and bringing our cousins. We always did get so excited when they came down. Uncle Raymond always made us feel loved and special.

Janice Hayes

February 18, 2019

Back in the 80s , right after my dad died ,Raymond and Claudine took me and my younger siblings to Cedar Point, we had such a good time riding the roller coasters. I wont ever forget that trip , I think it was just one of the wonderful thing that he did to try and lift the spirits of people, His family is truly one of the most loving families I have ever known , and I wish them all peace and love . Aunt Janice

Carol Henry (Cocke)

February 18, 2019

To Danny, Carolyn and all the family.
I will always remember Uncle Raymond, he always ask me what did Wayne, say to get me to marry him. I will miss seeing him, God be with you all.

Judy Lutze

February 18, 2019

Dan & Carolyn, I’m sorry for your loss of Dad, I’m going to miss his singing, his big smile when he saw us, and that warm handshake, He was a good man with a Big Heart, he did live such a full life, Prayers & Hugs for you all. Judy Lutze