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Mary P. Cookson

Mary P. Cookson

Sep 5th, 1925 - Oct 21st, 2018
  • Birth Date: Sep 5th, 1925
  • Death Date: Oct 21st, 2018
  • Funeral Date: Oct 27th, 2018
  • Location: Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown
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Mary P. Cookson, 93, of Littlestown, died Sunday, Oct 21, at her home.  She was the widow of Thomas L. Cookson, Jr. who died April 8, 2009.  Born Sept 5, 1925 in Kernstown, VA, Mary was the daughter of the late Glenna V. Place.  She had been employed with Windsor Shoe of Littlestown; was a bookkeeper for her uncle, Lee Place, and was a homemaker.
Surviving are her daughters:  Sarah “Sally” Cookson of Brodbecks; Roberta L. “Bobbi” Walters of Boyce, VA; her son, A. Thomas “Tom” Cookson of Littlestown; her 7 grandchildren:  Shawn M. Miller, John T. Rash,  Riva, Richard, Rhett and Raven Walters and Royce Cookson; her 4 great grandchildren and her 2 great, great grandchildren.  Mary was a member of American Legion Auxiliary of Littlestown.  She loved her family and friends, baking and loved life.
Memorial Service is Saturday, Oct 27, at 12 P.M. at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown with Pastor Craig Arentz of Christ UCC, Littlestown, officiating.  There will be no viewing; however, the family with receive friends 11-12  Saturday at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be private.  Memorials in Mary’s name may be sent to one’s favorite charity.  Online condolences may be shared on

Elizabeth Maitland McCormick
Nov 13th, 2018 8:14 pm
Sally, Bobbi and Tom-
What a treasure you have lost; I am so very sorry. Your Mum was a very dear friend to our Mum, and so good to all of us. John adored going to your house for her great cooking (actual meals) and her red velvet cake! I think of her, and smile, when I see someone with creased jeans! She was a fabulous lady- with southern graces and a fair amount of southern sass! I am sorry for your sadness. I wish you peace. Love, Tibbi
Jennifer Holland
Oct 30th, 2018 6:26 pm
Sally, Bobbi, Tom and children,
So sorry about your Mom. Just found out today. She was an amazing lady and I know you will all really miss her, she has been a part of everyone’s life for so long.
Love to all,
Roger and Jenny
Shawn Miller
Oct 28th, 2018 1:27 pm
My Life Long Hero. I know you are having a family gathering in Heaven as we are doing the same here on earth to celebrate you. I love you so much Grammy. and I will miss you until we meet again. Thank you for all the good, quality and class you instilled in myself and the family. Lessons that are not forgotten.
Until we meet again, Party on Grammy we love you very much.
Shawn Marie
Richard L Walters
Oct 27th, 2018 6:49 pm
You were truly a wonderful person on earth and great to me. You are a welcome addition to the kingdom of God
Mary Barnes
Oct 27th, 2018 6:42 pm
She was always such a neat and lovely lady. I'm sure she took good care of Paul when he was little.
Nan and Luis
Oct 27th, 2018 12:08 pm
So sorry for your loss, love you, Nan and Luis
David Krepps
Oct 25th, 2018 3:41 pm
Bobbi, may our Sovereign God grant you peace at this time in your life regarding your mother's death on this earth. S/Class of '65
Marie Toot
Oct 24th, 2018 8:24 pm
Mary was a loving and caring person who couldn't do enough for you.She will be missed. Saddened by her passing. With our sympathy & prayers, Marie & family
Raven LaRen
Oct 24th, 2018 3:35 pm
The most beautiful person inside and out. There will never be another! Even though your gone the love and respect I have for you will go on and on. All my love to you Gram.
Ron and Hallie Place
Oct 24th, 2018 1:41 pm
SALLY and BOBBI sorry to hear of your mothers passing, I will always remember the stories and good times she would share at the Largent reunion.
Jerry Hall
Oct 24th, 2018 1:32 pm
I am very saddened to read this and I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to all of the family.
Samantha , Mary , Todj
Oct 23rd, 2018 8:33 pm
To the moon and back Grammy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
cindy strickler
Oct 23rd, 2018 2:43 pm
It takes a special person to be a good mom, but it takes an even more special person to be the mom of a great child. You are proof of your mother's great character.
Children and grandchildren continue the legacy their mothers begin. Your mother has built a strong legacy that I know will continue on.

Our deepest condolences,

Cindy Strickler and the Frantz family
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Oct 22nd, 2018 9:49 pm
We will all miss this sweet, wonderful, giving woman!! Just can't go by that house anytime and not think of her!! Rest in peace my friend!

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