Anna Gohegan Cooksey

Sister Anna G. Cooksey was born to the late George and Mary Gohegan, Sr. on June 9, 1926 in DeRidder, Louisiana.  She peacefully departed this life on June 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.  Visitation will be held at the Sweet Home Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 8 AM until 11 AM.  Funeral Services will be held at the Sweet Home Baptist Church on June 13, 2009 at 11 AM with Rev. Robert D. Walker officiating.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery.

Sis. Anna Cooksey accepted God at an early age and united with Sweet Home Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor D. J. Jones.  In her years at Sweet Home, she served in many capacities including being a deaconess, choir member, and a member of Circle Mission 3. On October 7, 1950, she was married to the late Rev. Elbert Cooksey. To this union eight children were born.  Sis. Anna Cooksey was a devoted mother; meek, humble, and mild who always greeted you with a smile. 


She leaves to mourn; seven children: Elbert Nash (Lena) Cooksey of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Margaret (Tony) Omagbemi of Lagos, Nigeria; Catherine Cooksey of DeRidder, Louisiana; Albert Roland Cooksey of DeRidder, Louisiana; Douglas (Kathalee) Cooksey of Lafayette, Louisiana; Linda (Rev. Robert) Walker of Beaumont, Texas; and Sharon (James) Henton of Lake Charles, Louisiana; one sister: Lucy Coleman of Richmond, California; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by; her parents: George and Mary Gohegan, Sr.; daughter: Rosemary Childs; husband: Rev. Elbert Cooksey; three sisters and four brothers.

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