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Michael Anderson Cooksey

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Michael Anderson Cooksey, son of Elnora Johnson Adams of Bartlett, Tenn. and Floyd Cooksey of Granbury, Texas, was born on Oct. 12, 1956 at Sikeston and died in his home at Wilmington, N.C., on July 30, 2009, at the age of 52.

Michael was a member of the Port City Community Church, the owner of Michael A. Cooksey, Ltd. Custom Masonry, a member of the North Carolina Masonry Association, a resident of Wilmington, N.C., and a former resident of Dexter. He loved sports and will be missed by the golfing DYEnasty group.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cooksey of the home in Wilmington, N.C.; his children, Justin Cooksey of Cary, N.C., Brooke Craig, Tyler Craig and Jordan Craig all of Wilmington, N.C.; his mother, Elnora Adams of Bartlett, Tenn.; his father, Floyd Cooksey of Granbury, Texas; four siblings, Gala Bonner of Cordova, Tenn., Timothy Cooksey of Beaufort, Kimberley Wiggins and Julie Maness, both of Bartlett, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Paul Cook.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. A memorial service will then be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel.

Memorials in Mike's memory may be made to the Dexter Public Schools, Attention: Laura Putnam, 1031 Brown Pilot Lane, Dexter, Mo. 63841. Envelopes are available at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. Donations will be used to purchase a piece of weight lifting equipment for the physical education department.

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