Mattie Byrd (Childress) CookMay 6, 1929 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 88)
Mattie (Childress) Byrd Cook, age 88 went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. She was a devoted member of Lakeview Baptist Church and her church family. Mattie stayed active in the church for many years. She was a truly a messenger for God and all who met her loved her dearly.
She is preceded in death by parents Ralph and Maggie Childress; 1st husband Rev. Herman Byrd, 2nd husband Aubrey Cook; sons Donald and Larry Byrd; brother Robert Childress; sister Loretta Miller.
She is survived by sons Ronald Byrd & wife Jane of Maryville, Wayne Cook & wife Sandy of LaFollette; daughter-in-law Lyn Byrd of Friendsville; sister Kathleen McKamey & husband Jim of Dayton, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives, and friends.
Visitation will be 4-6 PM Friday, December 8, 2017 at Lakeview Baptist Church; funeral service will follow at 6 PM with Rev. Roger Stanley officiating. Friends and family will meet 9:30 AM Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Laurel Bank Cemetery in Friendsville for the graveside service with Rev. Ron Day officiating.
Arrangements by Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”
Mattie’s guestbook may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com