Home » Past Obituaries » Nancy E. Cook

Nancy E. Cook

Nancy E. Cook – Age 88.  July 13, 2022.  Nancy was born in Graves County, Kentucky on May 23, 1934.  She was the daughter of the late Sammie Briney and Jack Briney of Mayfield, Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by her husband Max W. Cook.  Nancy graduated from Murray State University and spent most of her life in education.  Nancy taught at Draughon’s Business College in Nashville, Lebanon High School where she also served as a teacher and as a principal.  She also served as the Director of School Food Services for the Wilson County Schools.   Nancy enjoyed teaching Sunday School at various churches for fifty-four years.

Survivors are sons Randy S. (Jenny Lee) Cook; Marc A. Cook; four grandchildren, Kristin (Luke) Puryear, Mallory (Adam) Maxwell, Alex Marshall and Peyton Ryan Cook.  She had five great grandchildren who became her pride and joy: Harper, Grace Ann, Max, Marshall, and Mary Alice.

Her remains rest at Crossroads Church, 300 North Maple Street, Lebanon, TN, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Crossroads Church.  Doors for the service will open at 5:30pm with son Randy Cook officiating the service.  Nancy was a lover of the color “pink” so those attending are encouraged to include that color in your choice of attire for the evening.  Interment will be private and for family only at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be made to Crossroads Church, P.O. Box 2729, Lebanon, TN 37088.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Randy Cook says:
    *Please not that Nancy also served as the Director of School Food Services for the Wilson County Schools. She was proud of her association with the school system and the teachers of Wilson County.
    • Faye Agee says:
      Randy & Jenny Lee; I am so sorry to see this about your Mom. Just know you & yours are in my many thoughts & prayers & Always In My Heart….
  2. Linda Nixon says:
    So sorry Randy. Will be praying for your family.
  3. Walker Traci says:
    My sincere condolences, and prayers for Randy, Marc and family. May God speak peace and comfort to you.
  4. Robin Freeman says:
    I’m so, so sorry. Praying for all oh you.
  5. Pam Harris says:
    Sorry for your loss, Randy. We will be praying for your entire family during this difficult time!
  6. Dunford Pam says:
    So very sorry for your loss.
    • Betty Davis Fleming says:
      Sorry for Nancy’s family. She was a wonderful person. I worked with her at Wilson County Schools Central Office. She always knew where the sales were & we spent several lunch hours shopping. I am out of town & will not make visitation or funeral. I visited her when she was at Elmcroft. We always had a good time talking.
  7. Christy Trammel says:
    So sorry for your loss Nancy was a very sweet woman and I am so blessed to have known her.
  8. Maurice Clark says:
    My condolences to you and your family (Randy)
  9. Dianne Cozart says:
    Miss Nancy was a dear friend, I will miss her so much. We had some fun times together. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
  10. Tilford Elkins says:
    Nancy was my friend and colleague. She was kind, considerate, and trustworthy. Husband Max was instrumental in helping me acquire my second full time employment with Gaylord Entertainment Security. Never was the food and service any better than under Nancy’s supervision. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Prayers and love to Randy, Jenny Lee, and all the family.
  11. Judy Gillespie says:
    I cherish memories of the times Dick and I spent with Nancy and Max at their Granville home. Wonderful Christian couple. Nancy was an amazing Lady, gracious host, and great cook. Prayers for Randy and all the family.
  12. David Howell says:
    She was a good leader and kind person
  13. Leonard and Linda says:
    So blessed to have known her. She was the first one we met at Crossroads. Sorry for your loss.
  14. Laverne Grifcin says:
    So very sorry, prayers for all of you
  15. Cheryl Custer Brush and family says:
    From our family to yours…what a wonderful woman to get to know and love. Many cherished memories and some teachable moments!
  16. Brenda Ginnett says:
    So sorry, Randy. My prayers are with you and your family.
  17. Melba Jobe says:
    The Book Of PSALM & Other Books. From ( Melba Corder-Jobe & Family/ Family’s ) , THE CLASS OF 1977, LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL. JULY 15TH, 2022
  18. Melba Jobe says:
  19. Diane Parness says:
    So sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is never easy.
  20. Jenny Ortega says:
    Marc, Your beautiful mother is now an angel, watching over you, protecting you and guiding you with love just as she did when she was here. She was a very special lady, loved by everyone who knew her.
    All her beautiful qualities will carry on through you. Stay strong and hold on to the beautiful memories.
  21. Mitch Hughes says:
    I will never forget the Thanksgiving Dinner my daughters and I got to experience with her what a blessing it truly was and the beautiful gifts she gave my daughters at Christmas as well. She was a one of a kind beautiful precious lady whom will be missed forever! I loved her dearly.
  22. Billy Joe Ward says:
    Prayers for the family Mrs. Nancy Cook was my assistant principal during the years I attended LHS 1978 to 1982

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

    she will truly be miss,  RIP.

  23. Nell McKinney says:
    Nancy was an excellent supervisor! I have many good memories of her when she was Food Services director with Wilson County Schools. I always knew she expected our best for our children!
  24. Tim and Tonya Shoaf says:
    Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.
  25. Ellen Winningham says:
    Was so sorry to hear of Miss Nancy’s passing, however I rejoice knowing that she is now at Home with her husband Max. Randy, your mother was such a blessing! My mom and I adored her, she had a great sense of humor, was a fabulous cook, and the spirit of the living God just radiated from her! I am sorry I will miss her service but she surely will never be forgotten. Much love to you & the family!
  26. Mike & Carol Beckman says:
    Randy we are sorry for your loss. You and all the Family are in My and Carol’s prayers
  27. Elmie says:
    Herb and I are so very sorry for your loss. Have many wonderful memories of Max and Nancy.
  28. Lauri Hall says:
    May the good memories of all the lives Mrs. Cook touch provide you comfort. Jesus is definitely telling her ‘Well Done’. The world needs more Mrs. Cooks. Thank you for sharing your mother with so many.

    I too was touch by her. Only person who gave me the paddle in high school (tardiness). But it was out of love for her students and I truly feel it bothered her more than me.
    Beautiful, classy lady inside and out!

  29. Linda Gray says:
    I’m so very sorry for The loss but f your mother. She was my assistant principal when I was at LHS. She was firm but fair and always kind. I’m praying for your family. I know she will be greatly missed.
  30. Harriett Edwards says:
    Austin and I moved to Lebanon in 1998 joining Emanuel Baptist almost immediately. We joined Max & Nancy’s Sunday School class and were members for years. Nancy was a natural leader and giver. She was welcoming and friendly, always fixing a meal for someone. I remember our class making Christmas boxes every year. We have many wonderful memories of our friendship with Nancy, a very special person.
  31. Deborah Turpin says:
    I styled Nancy’s hair a lot of years and she was always so kind to me. Precious Lady.
  32. Such great memories of her as a teacher! Always professional. Not surprised at all to learn that she served as principal. My condolences classmate.