Carolyn Louise Cox Cook, 80, of D’Iberville, MS passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022 in D’Iberville.
Carolyn was born on September 19, 1941 in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of Biloxi and D’Iberville. She attended Biloxi and D’Iberville schools and graduated from Biloxi High School in 1959.
Carolyn, at the age of 15, met 17 year old Talmadge Cook and the two became high school sweethearts. After Carolyn graduated, they were married by Fr. James McGough on June 5, 1959. Together, they raised seven children. Fr. McGough also attended Carolyn and Talmadge’s 50th wedding anniversary. Their children also honored them on their 25th, 40th, 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries.
Carolyn was a longtime Catholic and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D’Iberville, where she sang in the choir for 10 years and was a member of the Altar Society and the Bereavement Committee.
During her years of marriage, she loved to sew and crochet. Later in her marriage, she learned how to play the organ. Carolyn and Talmadge, Sr. were the original owners of Cook’s Transmissions.
She was preceded in death by her middle daughter and her missing link, Terri Cook Seymour; her parents, Roy V. Cox, Sr. and Eleanor Davis Cox; and her daughter-in-law, Stacey Dunaway Cook.
Carolyn’s survivors include her husband of 63 years, Talmadge Cook, Sr.; her children, Tammy Cook, Chris (Laura) Cook, Susan Cook Davis, Anna Cook (Raymond) Craven, Leslie Cook (Don) Abbott and Talmadge Cook, Jr. (Richelle); her sisters, Beverly Hebert and Jean (Roy) Conine; her brother, Roy (Rhonda) Cox, Jr.; her grandchildren, Randy Lee Eaton, Jr., Jeremy Eaton, Stephen Eaton, Jennifer Miller, Shawndee Kendrick, Sarah Yennie, Brandon Davis, Justin Davis, Adam Seymour, Chad Seymour, Joanna Waltman, Christine Cvitanovich, J.J. Montgomery, Jr., Dustin Aderholt, Alissa Abbott and Gavin Cook; and 22 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Dr. Paul Pavlov and Twy for many years of care for Carolyn.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made to one’s favorite charity in Carolyn’s memory.
Funeral Services will be held at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home on Howard Avenue in Biloxi on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11:00 am with Fr. Henry McInerney officiating. Friends may visit from 10:00 am until service time. Interment will follow at D’Iberville Memorial Park.