Judy M. Cook


Visitation Details

Service Details
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Sunday July 8, 2018
Bordwine Funeral Home Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, TN 37331
Interment McMinn Memory Gardens
Monday July 9, 2018 11:00 AM












Judy Marian Pickett Cook, 71, of Etowah, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Erlanger Medical Center after a lingering illness.

She was a wonderful mother who always put the needs of her children before her own, a loving wife, a cherished grandmother and a highly respected nurse.

Judy attended East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C.  She received her LPN certification through the Tennessee Vocational Center and her Registered Nursing degree from the University of the State of New York-Regents College.  She was a caring professional who loved her patients and took great pride in her profession.  She was the first nursing student in the state of Tennessee to receive a perfect score on her LPN exam.

She is the daughter of the late John M. and Eva A. Burdette and was also preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Ronnie Cook.

She is survived by her children; daughter, Rhonda Whaley, and son-in-law, James, of Athens, sons, Johnny  Pickett, and daughter-in-law, Nova Cunningham, of Las Vegas, NV, and Sean Pickett and daughter -in-law, Mandy, of Flintstone, GA.  She is also survived by three adopted sons, Cameron Cook of Stanfield, NC, Isaac Cook and Caleb Cook of Englewood, stepsons, Scott Cook of Kyle, TX, and Dustin Cook of Athens, grandchildren, Lindsey Pickett Reed of Hixson, TN, Benton Pickett and Jessica Pickett of Flintstone, GA, step-grandson Austin Lankford of Athens, great-grandchildren Fletcher and Owen Stephenson of Hixson, TN, sister, Audrey Greene, and brother-in law, Harold, of Ridgecrest, NC, and brother,  John Burdette, and sister-in-law, Mary Jane, of Stanfield, NC, as well as several nieces and nephews

A funeral service will be conducted at 4pm Sunday in the chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sneed officiating. Music will be provided by Renee Bunch and Delinda King. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 10AM Monday for the funeral procession.  Interment will be at McMinn Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Pickett, Sean Pickett, James Whaley, Cameron Cook, Bill Russell, and Bill Freeman.  Honorary Pallbearers include Dr. Brandon Watters, Bob Ketchersid, Richard Johns, and Rev. Kevin Cheatum.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service.

The family suggests memorials be made to Eastview Baptist Church Food Bank, c/o Eastview Baptist Church, 2582 County Road 561, Etowah, TN 37331 or First Baptist Church-Youth Ministry, c/o FBC-Calhoun, P.O. Box 175, Calhoun, TN 37309.




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  1. Ruby July 10, 2018

    Rhonda, Johnny and Sean I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was an incredible lady that I am so thankful to have known. You are all in my thoughts and cares. God bless and comfort you.

  2. Margie BrusseU July 9, 2018

    Rhonda, keeping you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers. The loss of a mother is like no other.

  3. Gary and Trudy Wallis July 9, 2018

    Rhonda we are so, so sorry for your loss. So sorry we missed the service. Praying for you and the family as God gives you comfort and is your strength righr now. We love you all.

  4. Connie Kerr Baumgardner July 9, 2018

    Rhonda, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Josie July 9, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. May God grant your family comfort during this trying time.

  6. Cheri Harrison July 8, 2018

    Rhonda, So very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. I had a nice visit with her when she came to WYXI Radio Station some time ago. She told me then that she was having a lot of physical problems. I will be praying for you and your family during this time and the days ahead.

  7. Gail Hooper Sledge July 8, 2018

    Thoughts and prayers for you children grandchildren great grandchildren family and friends. Gail Hooper Sledge

  8. Bobbie Brown July 8, 2018

    Rhonda and family .I was so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing .our thoughts and prayers are with you all ..

  9. Tracy Whitt July 8, 2018

    Prayers for comfort.

  10. Elaine Stewart July 8, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss , I would have liked to have been there with you today.
    But right now I just can’t come to funeral homes.
    I do know what it’s like to lose your mother , and my prayers are with you.

    Elaine Stewart

  11. Jimmy Stewart July 8, 2018

    I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers is with the family and friends.
    I know how it feels to lose someone you love so much and are a part of your life .
    Love and peace
    Jimmy Stewart

  12. Tim and Susan Taylor July 8, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Judy Cook. May God comfort them .

  13. Gena Wilson Jenkins July 8, 2018

    Mike and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jeremy Stewart July 8, 2018

    Sorry to hear about this, I new how much you loved her. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  15. Danette Reeves July 7, 2018

    Judy has been a special lady to me. I have admired her tenacity and strength. I am so sorry for your loss.


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