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Mary Virginia Root Cook

May 11, 2018
Mary Virginia Root Cook
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Obituary for Mary Virginia Root Cook

Mary Virginia Root Cook, of Norfolk, VA, went home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2018, at the age of 77. She was a longtime native of Norfolk.

She is survived by her brother George W. Root Jr., three children, George I. Cook, Nancy E. Cook and Dr. Stephen Z. Cook and two grandchildren.

She worked for Norfolk Paint Company for 18 years and H&R Block for 25 years. Other collection employment included Summs, Skip and Collection Agency. She had 26 years of perfect attendance with Credit Professionals International.

Having a love for the law, she went back to school during her 50’s at Tidewater Community College, where she received her paralegal certificate. This was followed by employment with the Law Offices of Steve Taylor of Chesapeake.

She also worked for The Virginian Pilot and Spurgeon Memorial Baptist.

At her core of who she was, she assisted other people. Beyond her family, this included church members, neighbors and organizations with food, personal gifts and donations. The two organizations she supported were the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater and Prison Fellowship.

Finally, she enjoyed attending and graduated from the Citizens Academy of the Norfolk Police Department.

On Monday, May 14, 2018, the viewing will be held at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home at 8464 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Lighthouse Community Fellowship Church located at 9609 9th Bay Street in Norfolk at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Charles Stover, Dr. Charles Peterson and Pastor Jeff Davidson will direct the service. Burial will follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.

Flowers are accepted. If you so choose, donations are encouraged to the two organizations listed above that she supported most of all. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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6:30 PM 5/14/2018 6:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel

8464 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel
8464 Tidewater Drive Norfolk 23518 VA
United States





11:00 AM 5/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lighthouse Community Church

9609 9th Bay Street
Norfolk, VA 23518

Lighthouse Community Church
9609 9th Bay Street Norfolk 23518 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater

Post Office Box 119
Norfolk, VA 23501

Prison Fellowship

Post Office Box 1550
Merrifield, VA 22116

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