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Donald Wayne Cook

January 6, 1957 — May 13, 2014

Donald Wayne Cook

May I say goodbye to pain filled days and endless lonely nights?
I lived my life and done my best, an example I've tried to be....
So can I take that step beyond the light and set my spirit free?...
I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to that warm and loving light.
I want to go, I really do, it's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and are afraid, because I see your tears.

In humble submission to the Will of God, the management and staff of Sunset Memorial Chapel, Inc. sorrowfully announce the earthly departure of Brother Donald Wayne Cook 57, of Childersburg. On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, while in the serenity and comfort of Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga, God dispatched the Angel of Death to relay a message to Brother Donald, saying "I see your road is rough, and the hill is getting too steep. Come rest your head upon My breast, your soul I will keep."

Brother Donald Wayne Cook (Wayne) was born January 6, 1957 in
Talladega County, Alabama to the late Mr. John L. Cook and the late Mrs. Betty Jean Cook.

He received his education in Talladega County and became a graduate of B.B. Comer Memorial High School.

He also loved to sing the gospel and became a member of the Marble City Singers of Sylacauga, Alabama.

On February 18, 1994, Mr. Cook married the love of his life Mrs.
Yosandra James Cook. Mr. Cook has a daughter and two sons and five grandchildren from a pervious relationship. Mr. Cook raised Mrs. Cook children from a pervious relationship as his very own.

Mr. Cook is preceded in death by his parents, one sister; Theresa Cook.

Mr. Cook leaves to cherish his memories are a loving and devoted wife; Yosandra Cook, seven children: Precious Lewis, Francis Lewis, Celeste James, Yosandra Craig, Hakim James, JoeNathan James; six grand children; Siblings: Rev. C.L. Cook, Latanga Woods, Warren Cook, Jerry Cook, Loretta Cook, Valeria Cook-Holley, John L. Cook Jr., Eric Cook, Cassandra Williams, Derrick Thomas, Shantika Smith, Kelvin Cook,
Darrius Cook, Wykeelah Brown; Five Sisters-in-law, Cynthia L. Cook, Shelia Cook, Consuela James, Andrea Cook, Carliss Thomas; Four Brothers-in-law; John Woods, Randy Holley, Sr., Rodricus Smith, and Trent Brown and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  
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Past Services


Sunday, May 18, 2014

1:00 - 6:00 pm

Sunset Memorial Chapel, Inc

Childersburg, AL

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Celebration of Life

Monday, May 19, 2014

Starts at 11:00 am

Harper Spring Baptist Church

Sylacauga, AL

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