Christine C. Cook
Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Christine C. Cook, 93, of Hampton, Tenn., went home to be the Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Signature Health and Rehabilitation Center of Elizabethton. Christine was born in Carter County to the late Herve and Earlene (Franklin) Carver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Ed” Cook; a son, Michael Cook; a sister, Frances Spain; and two brothers, Herve Carver Jr. and Norman Carver.
Christine graduated from Hampton High School in 1946 as valedictorian. She retired from Empire Furniture Company of Johnson City, where she worked for 32 years. She was a member of Rittertown Baptist Church.
Christine is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Jean Potter and husband Brookie of Elizabethton; one son, William Cook of Johnson City; six grandchildren, Charles Potter, Tracey Perez, Teresa Potter, William Cook II, Rebecca Olds and Dawn Cook; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Christine’s life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the Rittertown Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Stout and Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Thomas Little. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service, or at the home of her daughter, Jean Potter, at other times. The graveside service will follow in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles Potter, Kayla Penix, Jamie Perez, Ronald Merritt Jr., Dickie Tester, Mark Payne, Jack Smith and Bobby Dugger. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff at Signature Health Care for the loving care given to Christine during her illness. For those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Christine to Rittertown Baptist Church – Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 822 Rittertown Road, Hampton, TN 37658. Words of comfort can be sent to the Cook family through our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the family of Christine C. Cook.