Priscilla Burke Cook was born to Rueben and Irene Burke in Bryan, TX on September 16, 1949. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 1, 2018 while surrounded by her loving husband and family members at home near Cooks Point in Burleson County, TX. There will be a time of visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, May 2, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave. in Bryan. A graveside service is set for 3:00 pm, Thursday, May 3, at the Memorial Cemetery of College Station.
She is survived by Randall Cook, her loving husband of 45 years. They were married in College Station, TX in 1972.
God blessed their union with 10 children and 21 grandchildren born and one on the way, all surviving her. They were her pride and joy: son Joshua and wife Sarah, and grandchildren, David, Andrew, and Elizabeth; son Nathan and wife Janna, and grandchildren, Ruthie and Owen; daughter Rachel Cook Huang, and husband Zhen and grandchildren Lulurose, Angelisa, and Krince; son Jonathan and wife, Lori, and grandchildren Jenny, Alexa, Heidi and Titus; son Nathanael and wife Bethany and grandchildren, Caleb, Walter, Josiah, Johannah, and Joseph; son Jeremy and wife Monica and grandchildren, Elijah, Mikaela, and Annabelle, twin daughters, Ruth Cook and Rebekah Cook, son Nekoda and wife Bethany and (grandchild on the way), and daughter Anna Cook McDeavitt and husband Stephen and grandchild Olivia.
She is also survived by her brothers, Cyril and Ozzie Burke, and their wives, Bobbie and Dianna and their children.
Her family is grateful for her life and devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and her husband and family. She had a true servant’s heart and loved to entertain in her home. She was gifted in hospitality and listening with her heart. It is fitting that the countryside was blooming with flowers on her home going day because of her love for growing plants. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. We are grateful for the sure hope of resurrection from the dead through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and are greatly looking forward to seeing her in Heaven.
We grieve with you, dear Cook family. I recall when you were with us at First Baptist Church and we shared the love of Christ in our lives there. Well remember the trip we made to your home when one of the children was born into the family, while at First Baptist, Caldwell. God is and always has been the center of your life. We know Priscilla is safe with the Lord Jesus; yet we shed tears at her passing. Providence Baptist Church has been blessed by your talents and your presence in our services. We pray for each of you personally. Randall, thank you for sharing with us Priscilla’s illness. We offer our prayers and our hearts to you as a family. Know that we are ready to help you in any way as you bear this burden of grief and loss. Love you dear family, Jack and Shirley Hearne
So sorry to hear about this. Prayers for all the family!
We will all miss her but rejoice that she is in glory with our blessed savior. Be comforted (Matt. 5:4).
So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember her well from Southern Oaks Baptist. What a wonderful christian woman. I know she will be missed.
Our prayers are with the family.
I just now got this word of Priscilla’s passing. My heart goes out to the entire family. May God comfort all as only He can do. My prayers are with you.
Sending condolences and prayers to the family. What a beautiful role model she was to so many. I truly appreciated all her hard work and dedication with the elections. Remembering her smile, love of God, family and friends can only bring joy that she is with her savior, and comfort in your time of healing. I always admired her family values and all of her and your many talents. May God Bless each of You!
We’re so sorry for your loss, but rejoicing in the confidence of her presence with the Lord this very moment. She was such a lovely and gracious woman. Never saw her without a beautiful smile and a quiet, pleasant greeting. So grateful for the life and testimony of a true woman of faith. Her children do rise and call her blessed, and her husband was blessed to have such a godly and loving companion.
So grateful for the years of our acquaintance worshiping with the Cook family.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His saints because they have chosen to spend all of eternity with Him. Mrs. Cook was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. It was an honor to have known her. She will truly be missed. May God continue to watch over and bless the Cook family.
IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FRIEND PRISCILA COOK
Dear Cook Family,
We want to let you know, that you are in our hearts during this time of grief and sorrow, for the loss of your sweet, godly wife and mother. We would like to embrace each and everyone of the Cook family, and in-laws as well, for your great loss.
Every recollection we have of Sister Priscilla is so wonderful and delightful. We admired her so much, and she is truly an outstanding example of what a Christian Woman should be like.
We praise and glorify our good Lord for her life, and for all the beautiful things she has left us, in order to follow her example.
Our prayer is that God will strengthen and comfort you, in knowing that she went to receive her glorious crown.
John 14:26, says: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Love in Christ,
Gilberto and Elsa Navarro and family
— Your friends in Mexico
The Lord has called another of His saints. A Godly woman devoted to serving our Lord Jesus Christ. A true blessing. We rejoice in Priscilla’s bountiful life and the lasting legacy that is her beautiful, loving family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. May God grant you peace and comfort as you rest in His promises.
After 45 years of life together, there is doubt that there is grief and aching in your heart, Randall. But I know there is also rejoicing as you know that your precious wife is now healthy and happy praising her Savior all the day long. Priscilla was always kind to me, and I greatly appreciated the wonderful example of a woman of wisdom and a loving wife that she was for me in my young married years. May God bless you and keep you as you continue to walk in faith!
So sorry for ur loss will keep the Cook family in our prayers
God bless you, Randall, and your lovely family. At this time I know God has his arms around each of you. Thank the Lord for all the wonderful memories you have of Priscilla which will comfort all of you the rest of your lives. Southern Oaks was a great place to worship and get to know your sweet family.
May we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Priscilla Cook.
Roy & Mary Roe
What an absolutely strenuous past two weeks this has been. Since the first knowledge of Pricilla’s trip to the hospital, we have not ceased to pray for her, Randall, and the entire family. Finally, her heavenly Father has chosen to call her into His presence. We continue to remember them in prayer through this new venture of life without her presence.
We’ve known the family for many years; through the homeschooling links, revival meetings, and our own church meetings. She was always with a winsome smile. In the past few years, at our church, Gospel Fellowship, we have at times been without our regular pianist. Normally we can get a standby second source to help us. But, occasionally, I have called Pricilla to request her help. Even though our request was not often (and at times even last minute), I cannot ever recall her not being able to assist (one case though, she was out of town). And it was not necessary to let her have the hymn numbers in advance as she could play anything in the hymnal. Occasionally, her visit would be accompanied by Randall. On another visit, she brought Randall, Ruth, and Rebekah. What a wonderful source of harmony as the girls sang. At the door, as we were leaving, I have a photo of the moment when all four broke into song, harmonizing perfectly!
Although we prayed for her healing, we know that it has now been accomplished, though not here on earth. May God bless, comfort, encourage, and strengthen Randall and each family member in the coming days as we continue to remember them in prayer. Lester and Fay Howard.
There are so many things she taught us about life and godliness. What a servant, teacher. We will miss her. Praying for your family.
Dear Randall, children and spouses, and grandchildren of Priscilla,
All my memories of Priscilla are beautiful, upbuilding, encouraging ones. She was an inspiring woman to know, and all of you on whose lives she left the mark of her loving mothering or grandmothering work are living witnesses to her
faithfulness in fulfilling her calling.
Her calm spirit, her wise words, and her clear perception of what is true and right were a blessing to witness. I loved her low-key humor, too, an example of which is the following: After a delicious lunch at Priscilla’s table, Ruth and Rebecca were busily clearing the table and starting to wash dishes. There didn’t appear to be a task for anyone else, so I was chatting away when, Priscilla reached a dishtowel over to me saying, “That hand looks as if a dishtowel would fit in it.” I feel certain I am not the first one who ever got such a helpful hint from her! How else would she have ever raised up such hard-working, self-disciplined children and kept the household going?
How blessed the husband who has such a wife! How blessed the daughters who have such a model in the home to follow and the sons who can keep in mind this example when seeking a wife!
Priscilla made a meal in March for our grandchildren visiting here from St. Louis which they will long remember. It was delicious, filling, and uniquely her own; and, to the grandson’s delight, didn’t contain a single one of the many items to which he is allergic. So thoughtful of our kind hostess!
Bereft as I feel, your loss is so much greater. I am just glad in my innermost being for the certainty we have in the promises of the Lord that a great day of reunion is coming for all Christ’s own!
With loving sympathy from
Barbara and Marius Mes