Rev. Norris Cook

Rev. Norris Cook

Reverend Norris Cook
May 12, 1938 – November 21, 2019

ZEBULON – Reverend Norris Cook, 81, of Zebulon, N.C. passed away at Transitions Hospice Home in Raleigh on November 21st after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

He was born May 12, 1938 in Ridgeland, S.C.  He graduated from Ridgeland High School, Baptist Bible Institute, Charleston Southern University and Southeastern Baptist Seminary.  He went on to pastor several churches in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Curtis Nettles; his beloved daughter, Vickie VonCannon; brothers, Murray Nettles, Carl Cook Jr. and sister, Verna Scandlin.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Patsy Cook; son, Kevin Cook; former son-in-law, Tim VonCannon (Sara); grandchildren, Adam VonCannon, Christian Griffin and Dusty Brown; great-grandchild, Kingsley Griffin; brothers-in-law, Dennis Smith (Ellen) and Larry Smith (Amelia), sister-in-law, Judy Tuten (Tiger) and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank their neighbors, Karen and Paul Siciliano, caregivers and friends, Jimmie and Lisa Nunnery and everyone at Transitions Hospice of Wake County.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transitions Hospice, 200 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC  27607 or to Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church, 4525 Hopkins Chapel Rd., Zebulon, NC, 27597.

Funeral service, 4pm, Sunday at Hopkins Chapel Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall one hour prior to the service.  Interment in Sand Hill Baptist Church Cemetery (South Carolina) will take place at a later date.

Arrangements with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC  27591


  • Ed & Violet Allen Posted November 22, 2019 10:03 pm

    Our Condolence goes out to the Norris Cook Family! Mr. Norris was a man that loved people and he had a lot of people who loved him. He was a good friend and neighbor when he was pastor at Hopkins!

  • nelson jones Posted November 23, 2019 12:07 am

    my condolences go to the Cook family may God bless them all

  • Faye Pearce Posted November 24, 2019 1:45 pm

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Cook, he was pastor at Hopkins for years, he was also a friend. Pasty, my prayers are with you.

  • Faye Pearce Posted November 24, 2019 1:52 pm

    Pasty, sorry for your loss. Mr cook was a friend to my family. He is at peace now.

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