Abner Lee Cooke

June 26, 1974 - April 4, 2017

06/26/1974 - 04/04/2017

Past Services

Friday April 07, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday April 08, 2017
2:00 pm
Job Cemetery
Aulander, NC 27805




Additional Information:

Memorials donations may be made to the American Heart Association by visiting, tmcfunding.com/search; then type Abner Cooke.


AULANDER, NC – Abner Lee Cooke, age 42, passed away suddenly on April 4, 2017 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital.

Mr. Cooke was born on June 26, 1974 to Gurnie Cooke and Louise Cullipher Cooke in Ahoskie, NC. Abner has always worked in the grocery business. He enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially a true fan of the NC State Wolf Pack and the Dallas Cowboys. Abner was a loving son and husband. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew him.

Abner is preceded in death by his father, Gurney Cooke.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife Diana; his mother, Louise Cullipher Cooke of Ahoskie, NC; and daughter, Katherine Renee Greer of Illinois; along with several aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 2:00 pm at the Job Cemetery, Aulander, NC.

Memorial donations may be made directly to the American Heart Association, 3219 Landmark Street Greenville, NC 27834 or by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Cooke family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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American Heart Association
7 years ago

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Donica (Davis) Thompson
7 years ago

Rest In Peace Classmate until we meet again. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Sarah McAree
7 years ago

To my Aunt Diana,
I hope all of the beautiful memories that you shared with Abner help you through this sorrowful time and may care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

7 years ago

Abner will be greatly missed by his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with his mother, Louise and his wife, Diana, as they go through the grieving process. Love you, Louise!!

Chris Parker
7 years ago

Stoney Creek trailer park was a childhood stomping ground for me. Abner was best friends with my cousin Tonya. He was the first cool kid I knew of, he introduced me to the beastie boys, I think I was around 8 at the time. Abner was a truly genuine person, and I am sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Valerie Wilson Holloman
7 years ago

Worked along side by side with Abner and Diana as vendors to the stores…. He and his wife with Carolina Snacks and my family with Little Debbie…. Abner was a sweetheart and you could see the love between him and his wife….. Diana I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God will comfort you and give you peace…. Not only now but in the days, weeks, months and years to come….. I can only imagine what Abner and my brother Paul Holloman are up to in Heaven right now….. Cutting up I’m sure… We knew him as “Cookie Monster” Rest in peace Abner and fly high with the angels 🙂 You will greatly be missed by all who knew you!!!!

Elvira Spiers
7 years ago

I meet Abner about 10 yrs. ago and has always consider him a good friend. I will truly miss seeing him at food lion. Rest in Peace my “Cookie”.

Debbie McBroom
7 years ago

Abner…One of the most kind hearted man I have ever met..Abner loved from the heart!!..His love for his wife was seen by everyone around them..His best longtime friend Vann is my nephew..Abner was always the one to have Vanns back through everything. .I remember hanging out with Abner and Diana many many times..I can still hear Abners unique chuckle..You will be missed but you will always remain.!!..Go fly high and look after those here mourning your loss..Much love to all.♡♡

Brenda & Henderson Hoggard
7 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. The family is in our prayers

Tina harding
7 years ago

Going to miss u Abner from all your food lion family in murfreesboro rest in peace