OBITUARY

Margaret "Jeanne" Cook

September 11, 1924October 6, 2020
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Margaret Jeannette “Jeanne” Cook, 96 passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born in NLR, AR to John and Ella Mae McCullough Munns on September 11, 1924.

Jeanne was a Registered Nurse (RN) for over 40 years. After graduation from RN training at St. Vincent Infirmary in 1945, she began her nursing career at St. Vincent Infirmary, then LR Baptist Hospital and worked until 1988 when she retired as the Nursing Supervisor of the Nursing Home Facility at the NLR VA Hospital-Fort Roots. Upon retirement, Jeanne never stopped. She began her very active volunteer work at NLR Baptist Hospital where she served as the leader of the volunteers for several years and even organized its first golf tournament. Her two favorite past times were golf and painting. Her grandson stated that he was surprised when he was with her golfing and commented that she did not hit the ball real far but it was always straight. She had a real talent as a painter, it was just natural. She credits her father for teaching her how to shade and blend colors with the end of a rag when she was in grade school. She was also a major artist of the murals along the halls of her church.

She had another talent but this one came from her Mother, who use to play the piano for silent movies, and that was the love of music. Jeanne began singing in school and her teacher told her never to quit. She was such an asset to the alto section of her church choir that when she lost her eye sight several years ago she became determined to ‘just memorize’ the music for each Sunday. Ms. Cook was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Billy Mack Munns of California and her husband of over 28 years EJ Cook. While she and EJ attended high school together, they never really knew each other until he returned from WWII and was visiting with a friend at the hospital where she worked. As they say “The rest is history.”

Jeanne is survived by her daughters: Jackie Wilson (Bob) of Hot Spring Village and Beverly Williams (Bill) of Sherwood. She was blessed with five (5) grandchildren: Tom Wilson (Christie) of West Memphis, Heather Pruitt (Price) of Maumelle, Clint Wilson (Barbie) of Little Rock, Justin Williams (Mandi) of Greenwood and Ryan Williams of North Little Rock. She also has eleven (11) great grandchildren and one great - great grandson. She also is survived by her brother John (Buddy) Munns, Lincoln NB, and her sisters: Lisem (Audrey) Simpson of Thomasville, GA and Pam Cave (Tom) Oceanside, CA. She was a proud member of North Little Rock First United Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the church choir, as well as her Sunday School Class and UMW circle. At one time during her retirement years she worked at the Church Day Care and spoiled the local babies because she rocked them all day long as she sang to them. The family thanks you for sharing in the celebration of the life of Margaret Jeanne Cook and asks that donations be made in her memory to NLR First United Methodist Church at 6701 JFK Blvd., NLR, AR 72116.

  • FAMILY

  • Jackie Wilson (Bob), Daughter
  • Beverly Williams (Bill), Daughter
  • Tom Wilson (Christie), Grandson
  • Heather Pruitt (Price), Granddaughter
  • Clint Wilson (Barbie), Grandson
  • Justin WIlliams (Mandi), Grandson
  • Ryan WIlliams, Grandson
  • John (Buddy) Munns, Brother
  • Lisem (Audrey) Simpson, Sister
  • Pam Cave (Tom), Sister
  • She also has eleven (11) great grandchildren and one great - great grandson.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tom Wilson, Active Pallbearer
  • Clint Wilson, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Williams, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan WIlliams, Active Pallbearer
  • Tate Wilson, Active Pallbearer
  • Ethan WIlliams, Active Pallbearer
  • Hayden Young, Active Pallbearer
  • Price Pruitt, Active Pallbearer
  • Evan WIlliams, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clinton WIlson, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Memories

Margaret "Jeanne" Cook

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Rae-Lene Wolf

October 10, 2020

Had the honor of singing, dancing, painting and riding with this fabulous woman. Her unending love of life and all the Lord had in store everyday was such an inspiration for a me... will never forget this giant of a woman.

Patty Swalve

October 8, 2020

Jeanne was my special neighbor at Parkstone. I always enjoyed sharing goodies with her when I baked. She was a delight to know and she spread sunshine wherever she went. I’m thankful to have known and loved her. Blessing to you girls and know you did a very good job of taking care of her.
Patty Swalve

Relda Lasater

October 8, 2020

Beverly and Jackie, I was so sorry to learn about Jean. We shared a long friendship, as you know and I so miss her here at Parkstone Place. She was a joy. my thoughts and prayers go with you. Love, Relda

Faye Stewart

October 8, 2020

Beverly, Bill & family.
My sincere sympathy to all during this difficult time. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Faye & Ken

Karen Simpson

October 7, 2020

As the daughter in law of Mrs. Jeanne’s sister, Audrey, I did not have the privilege to meet her, but thanks to technology, Jackie and Becky were able to contact us about Jeanne’s passing. Audrey, better known as Lizem to her family told me story after story of her and Jeanne. Through the sadness of her passing, there was still joy reliving the memories of her life. God bless this family. All of our love and prayers to all of you.
Love,
The Simpson Family

Ann Matthewsand Matthews

October 7, 2020

Oh my we go way back as far as Gardner great times there and traveling to New York and her waiting on Terry Bradshaw to get off that plane so she could get a picture of her with him Loved her and her WONDERFUL LAUGH Rest in peace sweet lady Love Gail and Ann Matthews

Syble Eisenhauer

October 7, 2020

I've known Jeanne for many years, first meeting her at Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church in the early1960's. She was always very involved in Church activities. And she was a very Special Person.

Phyllis Brents

October 7, 2020

I worked with Jeanne at Baptist North Little Rock as a volunteer for many years, often paired with her at the information desk. We had a great time and became good friends. Jeanne was witty, highly intelligent, and loved to laugh. She entertained me with stories of her mother's nursing home adventures and their interactions. She was very talented and used those talents as long as she was able. My sympathy to her family, you have lost a special woman.

Loretta Whitney

October 7, 2020

Beverly and family, I cherish the fond memories I have of singing in the FUMC-NLR choir with you and your precious Mom. She was fun, devoted, and lovely! My heart goes out to you in this sadness.

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