August 18, 1922 – February 1, 2020
Wendell – Edna Ruth Cooke Driver, 97, died Saturday. She was born in Johnston County to the late Ernest Talmadge & Iona Hawkins Moody Cooke. She loved gardening & flowers as well as sewing and being a truly gifted quilter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, J. Howard Driver, son, Steve Driver, & several siblings.
Funeral 2 pm, Tuesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her children, Kenneth Driver (Doris) of Wendell, Dwayne Driver (Susan) of Kenly, NC, Elaine Holmquist (Donnie) of Knightdale, sister, Ernestine “Teeny” Woodell of Hertford, grandchildren, Wendy Jeffreys (Danny), Charlotte Thurner (Nick), Jason Driver, Steven Holmquist (Kim), Neal Driver (Aaron), Todd Holmquist (Kathy) & 7 great grandchildren.
Flowers welcomed, or memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at Elaine’s home.