Edna Earle Cook

February 4, 1934 - February 27, 2023

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Edna Earle Cook, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2023 ,at the age of 89.

Edna was born on February 4, 1934 in Ora, Angelina County, Texas and spent her life dedicated to her family, her church, and her love of cooking. She was known for her kind heart, her warm smile, and her unwavering devotion to those she loved.

Throughout her life, Edna was a devoted wife to her husband, Wayne Lamar Cook who passed away 10 years ago. Together, they created a wonderful family of 5 children.

In addition to her role as a wife and mother, Edna was a dedicated member of her church, First Pentecostal Church in Silsbee, TX. She gave generously of her time by volunteering to help those in need and preparing delicious meals for her church family.

Edna also had a love of cooking, which she pursued with a passion throughout her life. She was known for her greens and cornbread, coconut cake, and a big pot of red beans. Her delicious cooking was enjoyed by hundreds. Her kitchen was always full.

Above all else, Edna will be remembered for her unwavering love and devotion to her family. She was a pillar of strength and support for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.

Edna is survived by her  4 children, Eddie Cook and wife Donna, Bryan Cook and wife Connie, Sharon Azar, Peggy Conway and husband Marv; her 7 grandchildren, Joseph Cook and wife Haley, Courtney Azar, Kevin Conway, Ashley Rosado and husband, Kevin, Max Conway, Matthew Creamer and Justin Creamer and her 4 great-grandchildren, Addison Cook, Sawyer Cook, Hazel Rosado, and Kaether Rosado. She is also survived by her sisters, Margaret Oliver and Myrtle Boyd and her brother, Bruce Ferguson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Cook; oldest son Lamar; her parents, Reta and Calvin Ferguson; siblings, Velma King, Francis Ferguson, Eugene Ferguson, Albert Ferguson, Geraldine Weatherford, Irene Oliver, and Adell Birch.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A gathering of Mrs. Cook’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m. with her funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at First Pentecostal Church, 1420 N 5th Street, Silsbee. Edna will be laid to rest beside her husband Wayne, at Knupple Cemetery in Silsbee, Texas.

Rest in peace, dear Mom. Rejoice in heaven with Daddy and Lamar. You will be forever loved and missed.

Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

First Pentecostal Church of Silsbee
  • 1420, N 5th St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • March 1, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Funeral Service

First Pentecostal Church of Silsbee
  • 1420, N 5th St, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • March 1, 2023
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Knupple Cemetery Silsbee
  • , Cemetery Rd, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • March 1, 2023
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (5)

    mark denard says:

    This special lady was always kind to me and I loved to hear her sing I’m Building a Bridge .Her and Bro Cook were good people and I know she will be missed.I got to stay with them for 3or 4 days in high school loved that cooking. Great Christian people always willing to help others. Praying for Eddie Brian and the Girls.

    Doyle Birdwell says:

    Edna Earle was a brisk of sunshine to those she came in contact with. Her sweet smile, and most graceful traits will always be treasured. She grew up with my Mom, Pauline (Oliver) Birdwell in Rosevine, and told me stories of their youth. She is where she has lived her life for, and we have yet to go. Forever in our hearts sweet lady. My love and condolences to the family.

    Buck Hudson says:

    Our Love Love and deepest sympathy goes out to the Cook family. She always made me feel like one of her own. Many happy memories spent at her home growing up. I Loved to hear her sing and it has been my greatest joy to sing some of songs at Church. We Love you Sister Cook.

    Pete & Jan McKinney says:

    Our prayers and condolences go the family of Sister Cook. She was truly an amazing woman and a great example of life well lived. Treasure all the wonderful memories, follow her Christian example, and hold fast to the convictions she lived & taught. We will be remembering you as you deal with this loss of a beautiful person.

    Jean Lack says:

    She finally got to use the bridge she was building. Thank God for the privilege of knowing this great woman of God & her family. She will be missed.

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