Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Betty Jean Cook

July 15, 1930March 12, 2020

Betty Jean Dickerson Cook was born in Pineville, Louisiana on July 15, 1930 to the late Lillian Lacroix and James Adolph Dickerson, Sr. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. In 1972 Betty moved here with her husband William R. “Bill” Cook. Bill preceded her in death in 1988 after 29 years of marriage. Betty took great enjoyment in volunteering with her friends at the Citizens Medical Center Auxiliary (formerly Pink Ladies) for 19 years. Betty liked to travel and made many trips with the First Ladies of First Victoria Bank. She also traveled internationally with friends and family to England and Germany and across the United States including Alaska and Hawaii. Betty is survived by two daughters, Lynda Coker and Katherine St. Clair; and her grandson, Justin Cook whom she raised as a son. She was lovingly known as Nanny to her six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Tim Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, Betty requested memorial donations be made to Baptist Children’s Home in Pettus, TX.


  • Llian Lacroix Dickerson, Mother (deceased)
  • James Adolph Dickerson, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Lynda Coker, Daughter
  • Justin Cook, Grandson
  • She was lovingly known as Nanny by her six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.ory.


  • Graveside Services Saturday, March 28, 2020


Betty Jean Cook

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Ralph Day

March 30, 2020

Betty worked as my receptionist for many years. She was a wonderful person to know, affable, and always did her job well. Her eyes sparkled and she had a lovely voice and personality. Her presence in my office was a source of comfort. My wife and I (Rose) are greatly saddened at the news of her death-- the world has truly lost a gem.