Annie Cocker

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 6, 2009

Annie P. Cocker
FRANKLIN—Annie Laurie Parker Cocker, 89, died quietly June 3, 2009, after living with Alzheimer’s Disesae for 20 years.
Survivors include three children and spouses, Laurie Timberlake (Dr. John) of Medina, Ohio, Lou Flowers (Jerry) of Virginia Beach, Bill (Tammy) Cocker of Fairfax Station; nine grandchildren, Matthew Timberlake (Dr. Sara) of Sacramento, Calif., Dr. Kathryn Timberlake (Dr. Stephan Cote) of Toronto, Paul Timberlake (Nina Wilson fiancé), Madeline Pittenger (Jimmy), Wesley Flowers (Elizabeth Spain, fiancé), Max Flowers and Mary Flowers all of Virginia Beach, Allyson and Peyton Cocker of Fairfax Station.
Mrs. Cocker was predeceased by her beloved husband, Roland M. Cocker, after 53 years of marriage in 1996.
Mrs. Cocker was born in Ghent, Kentucky on Nov. 24, 1919 while her father, Dr. Lloyd A. Parker and mother, Nellie Mahaffy Parker, resided there for studies at the Louisville Baptist Seminary.
She grew up in the parsonage of Berryville Baptist Church.
She entered Westhampton College in Richmond at the age of 16, and graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.
A leader in church, public school and civic organizations, Mrs. Cocker was also a teacher at Episcopal Lower School in McLean for a number of years.
She will be remembered as a devout Christian, wife and mother.
A small family funeral was held June 5. She was buried beside her husband and parents in the cemetery of Potecasi Baptist Church, N.C.
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