Mary "Cookie" Zaytoun

January 13, 1943July 8, 2018

Mary "Cookie" Zaytoun, 75, of New Bern, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 8th, 2018. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and wonderful grandmother who adored her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John "Jack" Zaytoun; two daughters, Teresa Zaytoun (Dale Wall) and Karen Zaytoun Ryan (Brandon); sisters, Brenda Hassell (Jim), Betty Rose, and Nancy Clowdus (Rodney); brothers, David Wilson (Cora), Chris Wilson (Stephanie), and Lee Wilson; brothers-in-law, Michael Zaytoun (Lisa) and Fred Zaytoun; sister-in-law, Jeanie Martin (John); six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am Wednesday, July 11th at St. Paul Catholic Church, followed by a service at 11am. She will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mary "Cookie" Zaytoun

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Veronica (Ronni) Wilson

July 15, 2018

Mrs Cookie Zaytoun was my best friends mother, I was 16 and terrified I had just found out I was pregnant. Teresa had suggested I talk to her mom. I was so lost, confused and I had no idea what to do. I sat down with Mrs Zaytoun shared my feelings. She was so kind, loving and encouraging! Forever grateful for her guidance!
Prayers for Jackie, Teresa and Karen!

Phyllis Casey

July 11, 2018

Jack and family, So Sorry to learn of the passing of Cookie .She was always sweet and kind to all. We shared many memories and fun times together for the last 21 years and I will always keep them close to my heart forever. my thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming months ahead. Cookie will be missed very much .

Cheryl Smith )Hardison

July 11, 2018

Always smiling So kind and sweet natured person. Everyone loved “cookie “. Blessings to her family

Anna Wetherington Denton

July 11, 2018

Jack and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I remember Cookie as one of the sweetest people I have ever known.

Laura Wilson (Herring)

July 10, 2018

I’ve known Cookie my whole life. Cookie was always so loving and sweet. She helped decorate my wedding reception and surprised me with a beautiful crochet blanket and hat for my baby boy at my baby shower. So talented. RIP Cookie. Xoxoxo

Tom & Patty Johnson

July 10, 2018

Cookie & Jackie our friends for life see you when its our time

Mark & Susan Tripp

July 10, 2018

Jackie, Karen, and Family - We are so saddened to learn of Cookie's passing. She was a wonderful person and we enjoyed many outings with her and your family over the years. I still have in my recipe book her handwritten Blueberry Cobbler recipe, which is the best ever! I just never could master it like she did. Our hearts are broken for you, and we want you to know that we love you, and we are praying for your strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Jeanette & Larry Elswick

July 10, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family. Cookie always smiled and showed her gentle spirit whenever we saw each other, which wasn't often enough. Will remember you forever!!
Larry & Jeanette Elswick

Barbara Brownley

July 10, 2018

Our memories of Cookie and Jack with the Twin Rivers Corvette Club will last forever.

Henry Engel

July 10, 2018

We shared so many miles, smiles and memories with Jack & Cookie and the Twin Rivers Corvette Club