Mary Elizabeth CookConway, AR, 1923 - 2023
Mary Elizabeth Bailey Cook, 99, of Conway, Ark., went to be with her Lord and Savior, January 20, 2023. Mary was born on November 26, 1923, to Tom and Agnes Reeves. She is proceeded in death by her parents; sisters, Margaret O'Brian, Helen Denosky, Hazel Rhea; brothers, Howard Reeves, Maurice Reeves, Jake Reeves, John R. Reeves; and half-sister, Barbara Reeves.
Mary is survived by half-sisters, Bennie Shephard, Jean Baccus; sons, David Bailey (Jane), Mark Bailey (Barbara); daughter, Pamela Bailey Pruitt (Charles); grandchildren, Eric Bailey (Kelly), Brooke Bailey Thomas (Warren), Brent Bailey, Amanda Pruitt Picarro (Chris), Ashley Pruitt Dumas, Janson Bailey, and Brekyn Bailey. Mary was blessed with many great-grandchildren: Lakyn Bailey Noggle (Spencer), Beau and Luke Bailey, Tanner Thomas, Loral, Caelyn, Alivia, Blake and Pate Bailey, Greyson, Greer, Gretchen Dumas, Christian, Austin, and Ty Piccaro, Cordelia, Lucine and Lochlan Bailey. Completing her family are two great-great-grandchildren, Miles and Maren Noggle. She was blessed to have gotten to see her fifth generation!
Mary was a beloved homemaker, exceptional cook and business woman. In the 1970s, she established Mary's Boutique in downtown Conway. Her shop specialized in wigs and accessories. Mary pierced more little ears than anyone in Conway. Her expertise provided wigs, as a ministry for cancer patients. Mary touched many lives in her Christian witness to her clients.
Being a devoted member of Central Baptist Church, for over 60 years, Mary used her remarkable soprano voice in the church choir. She was also a very active member of Bible Study Fellowship for many years.
The family will be announcing a memorial service at a later date. Service and arrangements are by Neal's Rosewood Funerals & Cremations, 1715 E. Harding St. Morrilton, Ark. 72110. www.rosewoodcremation.com.
Published January 25, 2023