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“Rise, Sherry, Johnny - very sorry for your loss. Truly a fine lady - still make my bologna sandwichs the special way she taught me. Bob Pedley also...Read More »
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“Sorry for the loss of your love one, may you find comfort in knowing that those who have passed on in death God keeps in his memory because they are...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Marie L

“Dear Cooks all, We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but hope you are comforted knowing she is now with your father again. Your parents...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Tommie Sue Roberts Charleston, WV

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Luke...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“So glad that I got to know Virginia these last few years, the storys that she told about her life, young and present was a golden moment that she...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Gloria Saddler - Charleston, WV


Virginia Reed Cook has gone to heaven to be with her beloved
husband on July 15, 2017. Born in 1920 in Hinton, West Virginia to Esker & Leatha Reed, "Ginny", as she was known to her friends and "Mimi" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. After contributing as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII, she dedicated her time to raising her children and creating a loving home. Later, she joined her husband, John E. Cook, of John Cook Jewelers, where she worked alongside her husband and son for thirty-eight years until retirement.
She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling and collecting antiques along the Eastern Shore. As a gourmet cook, she entertained often and always served holiday meals with sterling flatware, elegant antique dishes, and linen tablecloths and napkins- a true Southern lady. She was also very talented at home decorating and was known to enter any room and begin to decide how it should be rearranged. Her influence helped guide all of the women in her family to make beautiful homes, as well.
Ginny was a lifelong member of Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church in Charleston, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Rise Boggs (Chuck) and Sherry Clark (Mike); son, Johnny Cook (Pam), from Charleston, WV, and brother, Jack Reed (Janet) of Aiken, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. All of whom she loved dearly.
The family wishes to thank and praise Good Living (assisted living facility) in Malden, West Virginia and Hospice for all of their care, love, and support while she was with them.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W, Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
A Memorial Service to Honor the Life of Virginia will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, July 21, 2017 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Family and Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memories may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.