Wyndola Irene Cooksey, 83, of rural Marshall, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Fraker Cemetery southeast of Buffalo. Rev. Gene Ekstrand will officiate. Pallbearers will be Albert Zumalt, Eddie Hemphill, Tyler Hemphill and Steve Austin. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Born Nov. 24, 1921, in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Robert I. Smith and Lillie F. Lush Smith. On Aug. 15, 1942, she married Lester Homer Cooksey, who preceded her in death April 3, 1978. She returned to Marshall in 1992, moving from Buffalo. She was a homemaker and had worked for a number of years at Banquet Foods in Marshall. She was a member of Union Baptist Church near Marshall and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley L. Cooksey and wife Georgeanne of Carrollton and Russell W. Cooksey and fiancÚ Jean Janneck of rural Marshall; one brother, Leo "Buster" Smith of Rayville; two sisters, Nell Smith and Betty Austin, both of Buffalo; five grandchildren, Kim Hemphill, Teresa Strickland, Jeff Witzman, Tammy Zumalt and Michelle Cooksey; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Margaret Tatum, one son, Randy Cooksey, three brothers and four sisters.
Additional information provided per family recompense.