She loved and cherished her family. She loved life and had a wonderful appreciation for what God has given us. She will be truly missed by her daughters, Shirley Hylton (Jerry), Sandra Smith, Kathy Dowdy (Mike), Carol Early (Wayne); her son, Curtis “Buddy” Cook (Patsy) and her daughter-in-law, Carol Tickle Walters. In addition to her children she leaves to cherish her memory 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren plus many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Elbert Walters; her parents, Harry and Laura Kanode Cook; a son, Frank Steven “Steve” Walters; a grandson, Tony Curtis Cook, a sister, Evelyn Cook Davis; and her brothers, Haven Cook, Kenneth Cook, Guy Cook, Andy Cook, Herman Cook, Ophus Cook, and James Cook.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Blacksburg First Wesleyan Church, 1406 Giles Road, Blacksburg, officiated by Pastor John Hopkins and Pastor Jerry Hylton. The family will receive friends from noon until service time prior to the service. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg.
The family sends a sincere thank-you to the members of the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, the staff at LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery, the staff at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and the staff at Intrepid Healthcare services Hospice. They provided the best care possible, and the family will be forever grateful. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Intrepid Healthcare Services Hospice, 101 West Main St., Radford, VA 24141.
Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.