Shirley Rochester Cook
Funeral services wil be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church for Shirley Rochester Cook, 72, who died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at her residence.
Burial will follow in Maryland Chapel Cemetery in Branch.
A wake service will be held Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley.
Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1939 in Branch to the late Walsin, Sr. and Delia Minix Rochester.
She was married to the late LeRoy Henry Cook, Sr., and to that union six children were born.
She leaves to mourn two daughters, Kathleen Marie and Roslyn Cook, both of Rayne; four sons, Dalton Curtis Cook of Pearland, Texas, Leroy H. Cook, Jr., Houston, Texas, and
Wilton Conway and Carlton James Cook, both of Rayne; one brother, Joseph Rochester, Rayne; three sisters, Helena R. Mouton, Ezora R. Charles and Bertha R. (Rodney) Guidry; her babies she sat for, Marva Lorgan Williams, Vincent Balize, Jousha Balize, Shameka Balize, Charles Solomon, Jr. and Angel Vallier; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Patton Rochester; one brother-in-law, Walter J. Cook, Sr.; two godchildren, Delia McCelland and Delia Bellard; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbnad, Leroy H. Cook, Jr.; parents, Valsin and Delia M. Rochester; one son, Roy Lee Cook; two brothers, Valsin, Jr., and Curtis Rochester; a special niece, Cathy Charles; one grandson, Dalton Joseph Cook; and a granddaughter, Franchesta Lynette Cook.
Active pallbearers will be Carlton Milstead, Michael Cormier, Curtis Bell, Jarvis Charles, Felton Charles, and Gilbert Charles. Honorary pallbearers are Dalton Cook, Leroy Cook, Wilton Cook, Carlton Cook, Jarette Cook, Jud Cook, Joseph Rochester, Martez Citizen, Ronnie Lewis, Robert Guidry, Shelton Mouton and Elmer Bell.