Funeral services for the late Mrs. Betty Ann Cook were held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Gary Reed, officiated. Burial followed in the churchyard cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, directed.
Betty Ann Cook-Simpson was born to the late Annie Ruth Hardin and Dorsey Lewis on October 23, 1951. Betty met and married Grady Simpson on April 28, 1968, and united with Harrison Street Missionary Baptist Church. Later in life she rejoined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by her husband Grady Simpson Sr., her parents Annie Ruth (John Westley) Hardin and Dorsey Lewis; three grandchildren, D’Angelo Kortez Cook, Kristianna LaShay Simpson and Mia Shalice Smith.
She entered her eternal life on April 9, 2017 at Nolan Medical Center in Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, Alabama.
She leaves to cherish her memories five loving and devoted children, Jeanetta Cook, Grady (Gwen) Simpson Jr., Vickie (Donnie) Kemp, Charlene Simpson and Nereida (Rodney) Lowery, loving mother-in-law, Maggie Champion, five sisters, Rosa (Jeff) Albritton, Annie Burnett, Mary Cook, Stephanie (Joseph) Ball, all of Greenville, and Bernice (Bill) Riley, Temple, Texas; three brothers, Eddie Roy Lewis, Cecil Cook, both of Greenville; Stephon (LaDel) Cook, Montgomery; sister-in-law, Susan Gregory; brother-in-law; Sedgwick Champion, aunt, Dana Peterson, all of Greenville; uncle, Will (Marlena) Cook, New Orleans, La.; she also leaves nine angels, DeMario, Jeremy, LaQuisha, Jalissa, Candace, Demetria, Tamara, Colby and Jarvis, five great-grands and a host of nieces, nephews; a special niece who cared for her during her illness, Tonya Burnett; two good care takers, Anita Hall and Zena Mickles; very loving and devoted friend, Earlene Jones; special caring cousin, Martina Savage and special friend and neighbor Jeanetta Burnett.