Walter J. Cook

Crowley- Walter J. Cook, 84, passed away on June 28, 2013 in a care center.

He was a very jolly person and loved to joke and pass a good time. Walter loved his family and loved to fish and hunt. He was a Mason for many years and he loved to visit, dance to zydeco music and travel. He was the first secretary in the NAACP.

He is survived by his sons, Alex Thibo and wife, Denise, of Port Arthur, TX, Felix Cook and wife, Katherine, of Las Vegas, NV, Phillip Malbrough of Port Arthur, TX, Leroy Cook of San Jose , CA and Wallace Cook and wife, Maricar Mendoza Cook, of Lathrop, CA; daughters, Ida Mae Williams and husband, Nathaniel, of Miss City, TX, Mary Thomas Austin and husband, Raymond, of Newport News, VA, Leola Fields and husband, Roy Lee, of San Jose, CA and Amy Cook Bullock and husband, Vincent, of Newport News, VA.

Left to cherish his memory are many grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a host of friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Malbrough Cook; parents, Felix and Mary Jones Cook; sons, Willie Thibo and Walter Cook Jr.; and daughters, Donna James and Velma Washington.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Rayne.

Visitation will begin Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Welsh.

Interment will be in Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church Cemetery.

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