Sunday January 24th, 2010 Obituary & Memorial

joellen at beach

Joellen died peacefully on January 14th, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Robert Cleveland and Ruth Naomi Williams. Joellen was an educator, writer and philanthropist. She treasured her time as a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend and a lover of life to those she held close to her heart. A spiritual woman, Joellen cherished her interaction with those of other faiths, cultures and backgrounds. She loved life and lived it to the fullest each day. She was a woman of integrity and honesty. Her memories will be cherished by friends and family and her spirit will forever be with her loved ones.

Memorial Services for Joellen Marie Cook will be held on January 30th at Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, SC at 12:00 noon. A gathering will follow at Ashland United Methodist Church at 1:30pm. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sharing God’s Love in Irmo, SC or the Cook Scholarship Fund at the United Methodist Church of South Carolina. More details can be found, here.

She is survived by her immediate family – her son, Pierce Embree Cook, III, her sister, Vicki Clement of Greenville, her brother, Jeff Williams of Charleston, and also by so many who touched her deeply through friendship, love and companionship.

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