Lessie Elan Bland Cooke

September 24, 1924 - December 23, 2008

09/24/1924 - 12/23/2008

Lessie Elan Bland Cooke, 84, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Scotland Neck. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. The Reverend Billy Poteat and the Reverend Matthew Jones will be presiding.

Elan was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Carlton “Buddy” Cooke, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Jake Carlton Cooke, III and wife Judy of Hickory; sisters, Mildred Lochstampfor and husband Johnny of Seaford, VA, Sallie Robbins of Chester, VA, and Ethel Kericar of Newport News, VA; brothers, Joe Bland and wife Novella of Hobgood and Johnny Bland of LaGrange, GA; three grandchildren, Heather Stafford, Joseph Cooke, and Katie Mills; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the Hope Free Will Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 8772 Highway 258, Scotland Neck.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Hope Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Drawer 130, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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