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343 E 116th St
353 E 116th St
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 427-3300
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Dorine Cook

Dorine Cook

Saturday, October 29th, 1921 - Saturday, December 26th, 2020
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Lady Dorine Cook, entered this world as Dorine Whitehead on October 29,

1921, the youngest of three children born in Barbados, British West Indies, to

Charles and Maude Whitehead.

Lady Cook received her early education at the St. Charles Parochial School, in Harlem

New York. A licensed Evangelist and ordained minister, she completed formal religious

instruction at the Manhattan Bible School, and Baptist Educational Center.

Lady Cook was married to the late Reverend Ernest Cook, Pastor of Paradise Baptist

Church. They were married for six years, until his untimely death in 1974. Devoting

herself to ministry, she never remarried.

Lady Cook found great joy in sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Her life was a true testament

of the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her great love of the Word of

God found her very active in ministry.

After her husband’s passing, Lady Cook became a member of the Second Canaan

Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Reverend John P. Ladson. She was a

faithful servant to this ministry where she served as a Missionary, Deaconess, Nurse,

Teacher and instructor of Religious and Spiritual Protocol for over forty years.

Outside of her local church membership, Lady Cook served as an active member and

officer in numerous organizations including, but not limited to, the American Red

Cross, the United Missionary Baptist Association, Ministers Wives and Widows Auxiliary,

Empire Missionary Baptist Convention, and many more.

By profession, Lady Cook was a highly skilled and in-demand seamstress serving the

needs of Harlem churches, choirs, clergy, and parishioners, along with individuals

from near and far. She received her professional training at the National School of

Dress Desiging of Chicago. She was also an in-demand fashion model trained by the

Dorothea Towles School of Charm and Modeling.

While Lady Cook’s transition brings much sorrow and pain to our hearts, we rejoice

in knowing she lived a long and fulfilling virtuous life. She touched many lives during

her visit with us, and on December 26, 2020, the Father saw fit to call her home for

some much-needed rest. No longer will she face the challenges of the earthly body, as

she is now rejoicing with her maker void of sickness, pain and earthly ills.

Preceded in death by her late husband Reverend Ernest Cook; her best-friend and

lovng sister, Marjorie Liverpool; and dear niece, Joan Deidre Liverpool, Lady Cook

leaves to cherish her memory, one charismatic and loving niece, Cassandra Dorine Rufat;

her ever-loving nephew, Michael Israel Liverpool; three grand nephews, Anthony

Rufat, Algernon Rufat, and Amin Drinks; a very special extended family member, Annie

Haight; her Second Canaan Baptist Church family; and a host of loving friends.

Lovingly submitted,

The Family
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am

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    Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 10:00am
    George H. Weldon Funeral Home
    353 East 116th Street
    NEW YORK, NY 10029
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    Woodlawn Cemetery
    E 233rd Street and Webster Avenue
    BRONX, NY 10470
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Naomi Graham

Posted at 10:23am
The Graham Family extends sincere condolence to Michael Liverpool and surviving family of the elegant Evangelist, Dorine Cook. What a privilege it was to grow up in the Second Canaan Baptist Church during the time of Sister Cook's service as Drill Mistress for the Deaconess Board and Missionaries. She was impeccable and excellent in all her assignments, from establishing appropriate "Church fashion standards" to serving the Lord in numerous ministries. Another soldier has gone on to Glory. I can see my recently departed mother, Leola Linnen, welcoming Evangelist Cook to the "heaven;y chat corner." We all have been grqced by her inimitable, graceful touch. Sister Cook left an awesome legacy for us to cherish in memory. -- Graham Family of the late Leola Linnen

Rudenia Spencer

Posted at 09:17am
On behalf of the Spencer family we share in the lost of our dear sister in Christ Evangelist Dorine Cook. Our families have served the Lord for almost 60 years at Second Canaan Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. John P. Ladson. May God bless your entire family.
With deepest sympathy
Rev. and Mrs. Willie Spencer and Rudenia (Deanie) Spencer

Betsy Crowell

Posted at 04:31pm
For Marjorie's sister, Dorine with love Annie, Liz,, Pete, Peter and Betsy Haight
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