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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Service information
Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
2 p.m.

Sandy Neese Cooke
Jul 25, 1953 - Mar 16, 2017
Sandy Neese Cooke, 63, passed away peacefully in her home Thursday, March 16, after a hard battle with cancer.

Born in Columbia, SC, Sandy was the fourth of five daughters born to the late Harry Yates and Johnnie Sowell Neese. A graduate of Airport HS and the University of South Carolina, Sandy had been a resident of Clemmons since 1993.

Sandy brought a passion for education into her classroom every day for 34 years. She began her career at Claude A. Taylor Elementary in Lexington, SC. and retired in 2016 from Walkertown Elementary School in Forsyth County, NC. Her family, friends, former students and their parents will remember her for her tireless devotion and love for each and every child she impacted both inside and outside of the classroom.

Sandy will be forever remembered for her compassion, fighting spirit, empathy, and her witty sense of humor. Sandy’s faith in God was very important to her and impacted her decisions in life. She was most recently a member of River Oaks Community Church in Clemmons.

Preceded in death by her parents, Sandy is survived by her sons Jonathan Michael Cooke, Jordan Patrick Cooke, and her four sisters.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at www.salemfh.com.
Myra Small Girard
I am so very sorry to learn that Sandy lost her battle with cancer but gained eternal life. It's been many, many years since I have seen Sandy, I enjoyed following her positive and uplifting comments on facebook. Her facebook profile showed me the sweet smile I remember. Prayers for all of the Neese sisters and Sandy's sons.
Sharon Cline
I am so sorry to hear this news. I worked with Sandy at Walkertown for several years before I retired. I always admired her classroom and her love for children.
Edgefield County Clerk of Court
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Judge Deborah Neese's sister, Sandy Neese Cook. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family!
Tina Keisler
Jordan, Jonathan, Lynda, Carole, Debbie, Tracey You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the precious memories of Sandy bring comfort to your hearts and a smile to your face in the days to come. Love and hugs to you all. Tina
Carolette Cromer Turner
Though it has been a long time since I knew Sandy,I was saddened two weeks ago to learn of her battle with cancer. She had been in my prayers since. I remember riding the bus with her and all of her sisters in the Oak Grove community and visiting them as well. I recall Sandy having the sweetest disposition.From my family of all girls to the Neese sisters, I can't imagine loosing a sister! I hope wonderful memories of your life together will help you during this difficult time of mourning your beloved sister. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Carolette
Sohanna Breede
I worked with Sandy at Konnoak. She even made all of the jewelry for my wedding. Such a sweet lady whose smile and laugher was contagious. Praying for everyone who was touched by her. She will be missed.
Carolyn Link
So sorry to learn of Sandy's passing. She fought a good fight for sure. Jon and Jordan, I know how much you meant to her. Life was not always as she planned but that is life. Her life focused on her love for teaching and her family. I met her in 1980 when I began working at CAT and I was always so impressed with her ability to nurture her students and teach them in a most professional way. I just remember she was so organized and neat. My prayers are with you. God bless!
Katherine Bass Hamby
To all of Sandy's family: I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I hope the family will realize that Sandy's at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Hope Creasman
My heart goes out to all the family of Sandy. I was fortunate to have met Sandy through our teaching at Claude A Taylor Elementary. She was always so kind and smiling and loved her job as a teacher. I reunited with her through Facebook and observed her fight with the illness. All the while she kept her spirits high. She was an inspiration to me. In a way, I felt that I knew her before I taught with her. One day she surprised me by telling me that she was Linda Neese's sister. I knew Linda because we attended school at Lexington. I could see the same sweetness in her that her sister had. Evidentally a family trait. She will be miss. I am proud to have known her. May God grant you peace knowing she is no longer suffering and completely safe from all pain and suffering in his arms.
Linda Leaphart Rea
My condolences to Sandy's family and especially to her sons.
Scarlett Williams And Allyson Williams Jeffcoat
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of SAndy, she was always a happy joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers for her family for strength and comfort as they continue on without her.


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