Jean Willoughby Cooksey

November 4, 1937 - April 29, 2024

11/04/1937 - 04/29/2024

Past Services

Funeral Service
Saturday May 04, 2024
2:00 pm
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Jean Willoughby Cooksey, born on November 4, 1937, in Hertford County, NC, peacefully passed away on April 29, 2024, in Ahoskie, NC, at the age of 86.

Jean was a devoted member of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit by all who knew her.

Jean was preceded in death by her brother, James Vernon Willoughby, Jr., sister, Peggy Lewis, father, James Vernon Willoughby, mother, Margaret Willoughby, and husband, William “Bill” Cooksey.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Andy) Shaffer of Spencer, WV; grandson, Lucas (Jenny) Harrell of San Antonio, TX; and other family members and friends.

A graveside service to honor Jean’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 2:00 pm at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Troy Bordeaux officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie is serving the Cooksey Family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

May she rest in peace, surrounded by the love of those who cherish her memory.

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