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Betty Lou Edwards Cook
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Betty Lou Edwards Cook, 80 years of age of Oakwood, VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born December 17, 1937 in Clinchco, VA, she was the daughter of the late Roby and Chloe Viers Edwards.

Betty was of the Methodist faith was a member of Garden Methodist Church. She enjoyed golfing and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Edwards.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband of 56 years, James “Jim” Cook of Oakwood, VA; three daughters Charlotte Mackey of Tazewell, VA, Jennifer (Ernest) Lowe of Shortt Gap, VA, and Tara Cook Mitchell of Lebanon, VA; one son, Jason Cook and Sarah Meade of Abingdon, VA; three sisters, Phyllis (Gary) Bartley of Lake Anna, VA, Linda (Robert) Guerin of Lake Anna, VA, and Carolyn (Johnny) Turner of Clinchco, VA; and one brother, Royce (Sharon) Edwards of Clinchco, VA.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Victoria Pruitt, Derek Keen, Whitney Denver, Logan Mackey, J.D. Lowe, Lesly Roope, Carter Hess, and Knox Mitchell; nine great-grandchildren, Kadence Keen, Austin Keen, Grayson Lockhart, Kameron Keen, Brayden Denver, Aubree Denver, Isabella Pruitt, Lukas Denver and Jaxson Lowe; and also many special nieces and nephews survive.

Funeral service for Betty Cook will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Ray Amos officiating. An entombment service will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Claypool Hill, VA.

Active pallbearers will be Earnest Lowe, Jason Cook, Derek Keen, J.D. Lowe, Shannon Edwards, Jeffery Turner, Stephen Turner, Carter Hess, and Knox Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be her host of friends whom she loved dearly.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday until hour of funeral service.

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The family of Betty Lou Edwards Cook have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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7:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

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Greenhills Memory Gardens

11800 Governor G C Peery Hwy
Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609


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