OBITUARY

Jennifer E. Webb-Cook

February 12, 1951September 10, 2021

Jennifer Eugenia Webb-Cook, 70, died in Las Vegas on September 10, 2021 after a 6-week battle with COVID-19. She was born on February 12, 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Johnnie Mae Bennett and Jennings English Ross, Jr. She is survived by her husband of almost 20 years, Daniel Cook, her son Jami (Heather, Kennedy, Kieren), her brother Joe Ross, Jr., her niece Jenerica Ross (Day’Neshia, DJ), her cousin Delano Lewis (Yvonne, Eva, Iva, Tyler), her cousin Demetria Atkinson (Ashlen, Ricky, Dionte) her stepsons Grant Johnson Jr (Rae, Grant, Xavian, Kalie), Shane Johnson (Shirlee, Marques, Shane Jr, Athena), Kal Johnson, and many very special friends.

A memorial visitation for Jennifer will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Palm Southwest Mortuary, 7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 PM.

In honor of Jennifer’s life, the family requests that, if you have not done so already, please get the life-saving COVID vaccine. If you are already vaccinated, please encourage others to do the same. Memorial donations can be made to Emerge Nevada at https://nv.emergeamerica.org/contribute.

Services

19 September

Memorial Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Palm Southwest Mortuary

Chapel

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

19 September

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Palm Southwest Mortuary

Chapel

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

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Vivian Wiley

September 14, 2021

“To the Webb and Cook families “
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most difficult time. Rest-In-Peace
Mrs. Jenny! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Biography

Jennifer Eugenia Webb-Cook, 70, died in Las Vegas on September 10, 2021 after a 6-week battle with COVID-19.

She was born on February 12, 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Johnnie Mae Bennett and Jennings English Ross, Jr.

Jennifer grew up in Jacksonville where she attended Northwestern Junior High and William Raines High School before moving to Las Vegas in 1967. She graduated from Clark High School in 1969. Jennifer enrolled at UNLV, first as a music major. During college, she worked as a keno runner at the Sahara Casino. Inspired by her mother, Johnnie Mae Bennett, and her aunt, Dorothy Mae Bennett, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She later earned a Master’s degree from UNLV in Special Education. She dedicated her entire nearly 30-year teaching career to the students of the Clark County School District, retiring in 2016.

Jennifer was passionate about education and was a tireless advocate for her fellow teachers, serving in various leadership roles within the Clark County Educators Association and the National Educators Association. These groups included some of her very best friends, Mrs. Mary Sanders and Mrs. Bonnie Johnson.

She was a proud Democrat and dedicated her time and energy to several local political groups including the Nevada State Democratic Party, Clark County Democratic Party, and the Clark County Black Caucus, She was a founding member of the Miracle Workers - a group that works to elect pro-public education lawmakers and hold them accountable. She also participated in Emerge Nevada - an organization that recruits and trains Democratic women who wish to run for office. In these groups, she worked alongside some of her very best friends including Mrs. Loretta Harper. She also volunteered for several state and national campaigns including Senator Harry Reid, President Barack Obama, and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker. She attended President Obama’s Inauguration. One of her proudest moments came in 2016 when she was elected as a Nevada delegate to the Democratic National
Convention in Philadelphia where she helped elect Hillary Clinton as the democratic presidential candidate.

Jennifer is survived by her husband of almost 20 years, Daniel Cook, her son Jami (Heather, Kennedy, Kieren), her brother Joe Ross, Jr., her niece Jenerica Ross (Day’Neshia, DJ), her cousin Delano Lewis (Yvonne, Eva, Iva, Tyler), her cousin Demetria Atkinson (Ashlen, Ricky, Dionte) her stepsons Grant Johnson Jr (Rae, Grant, Xavian, Kalie), Shane Johnson (Shirlee, Marques, Shane Jr, Athena), Kal Johnson, and many very special friends. She treasured her extended family and loved each of you so much.

Jennifer will be remembered for her kind heart and fun-loving spirit. She loved traveling - especially visiting her family in Jacksonville, her son and granddaughters in St. Louis, and taking cruises with her family and friends. Jennifer was a loving caregiver to her mother, Johnnie, until her passing in 2014. She was a devoted Jacksonville Jaguars fan. Jennifer adored her four K-9 companions - Maze, Misha, Puddles, and Beauty.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the ICU physicians and staff at Southern Hills Hospital, especially Dr. Shahid Ahmad. This dedicated team provided the most excellent care for her over the last 6 weeks and we are truly grateful for each of them.

In honor of Jennifer’s life, the family requests that, if you have not done so already, please get the life-saving COVID vaccine. If you are already vaccinated, please encourage others to do the same. Memorial donations can be made to Emerge Nevada at https://nv.emergeamerica.org/contribute.