Charles A. Cook Sr.

Born: Wed., Feb. 18, 1953
Died: Wed., Jan. 1, 2014


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 06, 2014
Location: Brerean 7th Day Adventist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Jan. 06, 2014
Location: Brerean 7th Day Adventist Church

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Charles Ray Crook Sr., 60, of Mishawaka, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka. Charles was born February 18, 1953 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to the late Eugene and Taretha M. (McCoy) Crook. On March 20, 1982 in Cassopolis, Michigan, Charles married Joyce (Bugg) who survives. Also surviving are his children, Annette Laraine Gillam and husband, Kelly Gillam, of Niles, MI., Kenneth Antoine McGee and wife, Jennifer McGee, of Granger, IN, Angela Jeanine’ McGee and fiance’, Aaron Weston, of South Bend, Charles Ray Crook Jr. and fiance’, Danielle Howard, of Newport News, Virginia, and Raylonda Marie Crook Stanback and husband, Dana D. Stanback, of Park Forest, IL, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Charles had worked as a truck driver for the United States Postal Service in Chicago, IL. He was a member of Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church in South Bend. Funeral service will be held 12 noon on Monday, January 6, 2014, at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church, 601 W. Colfax, South Bend, with Pastor Julius Everett officiating. Burial will follow at Calvin Center Cemetery, Cassopolis, MI. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

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Dennis Wolf
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
Please accept all of my deepest sympathy on the passing of Ray. I was fortunate enough to have known him for a short time, and will always be grateful for his selfless thoughtfulness and knowledge that he graciously shared with me. May he rest in peace, and I will miss him.

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