Marian Bralley Cooke

Marian B. Cooke, 90, of Simpsonville, widow of Rev. William Thomas Cooke, Jr. went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 15, 2015 while at home surrounded by her family.

Born in Pulaski, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Cabble McKinley Bralley and the late Iva Porter Bralley.

Mrs. Cooke was of the Methodist faith and a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Greer, SC. She attended Holmes Bible College in Greenville, SC and retired from Shealy Electrical Wholesalers. Mrs. Cooke was a devoted and well-loved pastor’s wife who opened her heart and home to many people throughout her life. Her life was a reflection of one of her favorite passages, Hebrews 13: 1-2, 5, “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares… Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Mrs. Cooke is survived by one son, Bill Cooke, and his wife, Lori, of Greer; three daughters, Rev. Cynthia Taylor and her husband, Rev. Stephen, of Easley, Anne Holbrook and her husband, Jim, of Anderson, and Celeste Keely and her husband, Rev. Bob, of Gray Court; grandchildren, Brad Standridge, Chance Tollison, Cory Tollison, Emily Cooke, Gracie Cooke, Lauren (Daniel) Stines, Kelsey Taylor, Taylor Holbrook, Hannah Holbrook, Tony (Amy) Keely, Jennie (Rusty) Taylor, Nick (Alicia) Keely, and Bryce Keely; one great-grandson, Landon Taylor; one brother, Dr. Ralph Bralley and his wife, Jean, of Virginia; a sister, Fran Aker of Maryland, and a sister-in-law, Cynthia Atkins of Simpsonville.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cooke was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenny Standridge, and one brother, Steven Bralley.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 403 South Weston Street, Fountain Inn, S.C. with Rev. Laura Canine, Rev. Bob Keely and Rev. Stephen Taylor officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Church starting at 3:00 pm prior to the service.

Burial will be on Monday at 10:00 am in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, S.C.

The family would like to thank Patriot Hospice for the loving care they provided their mom.

The family requests that memorials be made to Patriot Hospice, 54 Bear Dr., Greenville, S.C. 29605 or Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, S.C. 29205.

The family will be at 445 Crestridge Dr., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

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