December 29, 1925 - December 17, 2017
Christine Keesee Cocke, 91, of Altavista died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Runk and Pratt. She was the wife of the late Claude Swanson Cocke for fifty-nine years. She was born December 29, 1925 in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Robert Abner Keesee and Fannie Agnes Blankenship Keesee. She was a member of Lane Memorial United Methodist Church since 1947, where she was a member of the Discussion Sunday School Class, Circle #4, former Co-Chair of the Hicks Cothran Memorial Seniors, former Sunday School teacher, and former UMW President. Mrs. Cocke was a former member of the Staunton River Womans Club, and volunteered with the Staunton River Library and Red Cross Blood Mobile since 1963. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Leader, a retired employee Dr. Ralph Slusher, and enjoyed reading, crafts, and sewing in her spare time. She is survived by a son, James Claude Cocke and his wife, Cathy of Centreville; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Cocke of Altavista; four grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Monroe, Christy Marie Murray and her husband, Brian, Jeremy Christopher Cocke, and Kimberly Marie Worsham; three step grandchildren, Lauren Ulland, Bethany Retz, and Matthew Colbert; and four great grandchildren, Jordan and Jackson Monroe, Joshua Murray, and Emma Worham; and two step great grandchildren, Serena Milam and Jack Ulland. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Allen Cocke; four sisters, Annie K. Sink, Thelma K. Browne, Nettie K. Creasy, and Rosa K. Lindsay; and four brothers, Russell, Brown, Herman, and Andrew Keesee. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Lane Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ben Horrocks with interment to follow in Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m., at the church. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider the Altavista Fire Co., PO Box 208, Altavista, VA 24517 or Lane Memorial United Methodist Church Seniors or Building Fund, 1201 Bedford Ave., Altavista, VA 24517.
Christine Keesee Cocke, 91, of Altavista died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Runk and Pratt. She was the wife of the late Claude Swanson Cocke for fifty-nine years. She was born December 29, 1925 in Campbell County, a daughter of the late Robert... View Obituary & Service Information
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