Constance Ruth Cooke, of Madison, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 76. Connie was born in Baltimore, MD on December 20, 1940 to the late Kenneth James Baumann of Baltimore, MD and the late Ruth Amelia Baumann of Baltimore, MD. In 1962 she graduated from Towson University in Towson MD, began her career as a teacher in the Baltimore Public School system and married George Albert Cooke in Annapolis, MD. Connie was a loving wife, caring mother and doting grandmother. Throughout her life, Connie gave a great deal of her time and effort volunteering to better the lives of others. Later in life she became very active in the community of Madison, serving many posts. Among her favorite was The Steffen Thomas Museum of Art where she served as a member of the board as well as a docent. She also loved cooking, reading, gardening and knitting. Connie was an active member of the Madison First United Methodist Church where she enjoyed bible study and preparing the alter flowers as gifts to be delivered to the elderly in the community. During her three year battle with pancreatic cancer, Connie never failed to continue her volunteer work and to put others needs before her own. Her strength, generosity, optimism and smile blessed everyone around her. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew her.
Connie is survived by two sons, George Albert Cooke Jr and wife Bonnie of Atlanta, Michael Kenneth Cooke and wife Lisa of San Mateo, CA; sister Elizabeth Estelle Carlson and husband Bruce of Kennesaw, brother in law Stephen Cooke of Buckhead, two grandsons, Tristan James Cooke of Atlanta, Kyle Anderson Cooke of Atlanta, granddaughter, Isabella Marilyn Cooke of San Mateo, CA; and cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
The family will have a celebration of her life on Saturday, December 2nd at 11 a.m. at the Madison First United Church in Madison, followed by a festive luncheon at her home. The family requests that any memorials be made in her honor to the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA 30625 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Contact the McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, for details of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.