Pearl Pierce Jones Cooke, 89, faithful member of New Zion Baptist Church

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 Pearl Cooke Pearl Pierce Jones Cooke, affectionately called “Babe Sister,” answered the Master’s call and crossed over into the Promised Land, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in the Hospice Support Care House of Williamsburg.

Her life’s journey began on June 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Pearl Pierce Taylor and James E. Pierce Sr.

She was a graduate of Bruton Heights School. She retired from Williamsburg-James City County Public School System. She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church. She served her church faithfully as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, now known as the Missionary Ministry. Pearl was also a lifetime and active member of the NAACP. She enjoyed being around her family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Phillip R. Cooke, Sr.; her step-father, Elnorice L. Taylor; her daughter, Constance Jones Smith; her sister, Esther Pierce Piggott; her brother, Stanley E. Taylor; and her stepson, Phillip R. Cooke, Jr.

She leaves to cherish her blessed memories, her son, William K. Jones; her sister, Ann M. Taylor; her brothers, Dr. James E. Pierce, Jr. and Robert Kenneth Taylor (Constance); her stepson, Linus Cooke; her ten grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Paulette Jones; her aunt, Lillian Wallace; her nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving and caring friends.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in New Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Robert A. Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends will assemble at the church by 10:45 a.m. Friday. Mrs. Cooke may be viewed in the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Whiting’s Funeral Home.

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