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Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
Friday September 4th, 2020

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Wiltrice Cook

Wiltrice Gentry Cook

Gray Court


Wiltrice Gentry Cook, 98, formerly of Gray Court, and a resident of NHC Laurens, joined her husband Floyd in Heaven on August 29, 2020.  They had been married 66 years.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Homer and Oressa Wilburn Gentry.  She was the middle child of seven children. (Dan, Doris, Dot, Ray, Mary and Jim.) Ray Henderson of Mauldin is her only surviving sibling.  “Trice” was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  When she was able, she loved playing the piano at church, singing alto and tenor in the choir and she was well-known for her “Pound Cake Ministry”.  Her grandchildren loved her caramel cake so much that Grandmother/Granny would make two squares so there would be eight corners!  She was an excellent seamstress and worked for many years in men’s alteration departments in many stores as well as in her home.

Wiltrice and Floyd walked the Christian walk together and taught it to their children.  Her family was the light of her life.  Family gatherings were so important to her.  During the last few months, she desperately missed the in-person visits with her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her children, Genny and Tommy Hindman of Gray Court, Bobby and Judy Cook of Simpsonville, and Anne and Joe Babb of Gray Court. She was blessed with six grandchildren: Greg Hindman, Gretchen (Jim) Moore of Greenville, Becky (Fadi) Nobarak of Greenville, Julie (Andrew) Smith of James Island, Emily (Jonathan) Montjoy of Pauline, and Suzanne (Stony) Reid of Aiken, and eight great-grandchildren: Jake Knight, Rose Moore, Sydney, Elias and Simon Nobarak, Allison and Anna Claire Smith and Ellisyn Montjoy.

A graveside service will be at 4:00 PM, Friday, September 4, at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Caleb Levi and Mr. Joe Babb.
The family will be at their respective homes.  The family would like to thank the staff at NHC Laurens for the care given to her—and especially Phyllis Irby, Jasmine Irby and Kealah Cheshire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 3436 Friendship Church Road, Gray Court, SC 29645.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed having Wiltrice and Floyd in my life. They were always willing to help anytime I called on them. Sending my love and blessings to all of the family.

Sue Willis Sep 4 2020 12:00 AM

I enjoyed getting to know Mr. and Mrs. Cook during the years I worked at GCO. Mr. Cook was an amazing story teller and Mrs. Wiltrice kept us happy with her amazing pound cakes! I don't bake pound cakes often, but when I do I always use her recipe and remember what a kind and pleasant friend she was.
I pray the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ will bless her family and friends with peace, comfort and fond memories in the days to come.

Nell Aiken Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Wiltrice Cook

Carolynda Hall Thompson Aug 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry at the passing of Ms. Cook. She had a wonderful life and was loved by many. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. Praying for God's peace to be given to you all. I am sure Ms. Cook is in heaven this very day. It says in the Bible that "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord: I am sure that she is present with the Lord today .

Karen M Nix Aug 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our sweet Wiltrice!!! She was such a marvelous blessing to me and so many others. Her beautiful smile brought joy to every room she entered. Rest in Peace, and tell Mr. Floyd we still use that plumbing secret he shared.

Shirley Doolittle Aug 30 2020 12:00 AM