A native of White County, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. Carroll and Eula Henderson Carroll, formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Cook served as secretary to the principal of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School for many years before retiring. She was married to the late Oscar Young Cook Jr. who coached basketball at Rabun Gap before becoming principal of Dillard Elementary School.
Survivors include: two sons, Barry Lee Cook of Clayton and Michael Oscar Cook of Rabun Gap; a sister, Josephine Brown of Monroe; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Cook and her family express their thanks to the staff at Cannonwood Village for their compassion and their work to make it possible for her to remain independent and enjoy the company of her dog Lily and her cat Cleo to the final days of her life. They would also like to thank the Amedisys Hospice team and Tugalo Home Health for their compassion and service.
Mrs. Cook willed her body to Emory University Medical School. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to the Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 485, Rabun Gap, GA 30568 (Web address http://www.sidwebercancerfund.org/). One may contact the Sid Weber Fund with questions at email@example.com.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Cannonwood Village in Tiger. A memorial website is available at http://www.imorial.com/marcelineleolacook/ where messages may be left for the family.