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Tessie Mae Cook Utterback

July 6, 1949 July 28, 2009
Tessie Mae Cook Utterback
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Obituary for Tessie Mae Cook Utterback

Tessie Cook Utterback of Farmville passed away on Tuesday July 28th, 2009 at the UVA Medical Center surrounded by her family. Daughter of Theodore and Edith Cook, Tessie was born in Kimball WV on July 6, 1949. She resided in Williamsburg for a number of years before moving to Farmville.

In addition to caring for her family, Tessie was an LPN and for many years provided care and lent support to many patients at Brookview in Farmville. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend who always made us smile. She loved spending time with family, being outdoors with her animals, and was a fabulous cook. Anytime you visited with her you were always at home.

She is survived by her husband Ronald Utterback, children Lori DelVecchio and her husband Joe of Indiana and Leslie Hite and her husband Rick of Lanexa. Grandchildren Kristina Asbury, Frank, Emily and Robert DelVecchio. Extended family include Dawn Helterbran, Robin Garrington and James Utterback. Brothers, Aldon Cook & wife Suzzie of Lynchburg, Theodore R. Cook Jr. & wife Wanda of Chesterfield, K. Lewis Cook and wife Sue of Williamsburg, Ricky R. Cook and wife Terri of Williamsburg, Danny Joe Cook of Farmville. Sisters, Jane Mace and husband Charles of Williamsburg, Betty Lester and husband Clinton of Ohio and sister in law Betty Cook of NC. In addition there were many nieces, nephews, extended family and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Edward L. Cook.

Family will receive friends on Friday July 31st from 5 7 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville and on Saturday August 1st from 12 2 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home. Burial will take place following the service at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 23718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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