Janice Cooks

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Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you
unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3 KJV

Janice (Mann) Cook died unexpectedly on March 24, 2024, at the age of 64. Janice was born in Columbus, Ohio on December 12, 1959, to Willie B and Christine Mann. She departed this life on March 25, 2024.

Janice matriculated through the Columbus Public School system, graduating from East High School. Shortly thereafter, she met her future husband and the love of her life, Marvin Cook. They became the proud parents of 3 young ladies.

Janice united with Bethany Christian Church, Columbus, Ohio in 2013. Through her strong commitment to Jesus Christ and her testimony to God’s healing mercy, her husband, Marvin and daughter, Stephanie accepted Christ and joined her in the
ministry and work of the church. Janice rarely missed Wednesday night Bible Study and it was there that she became ill and later passed on March 25th. There was no better place that she could have been.

Janice was employed by the Spirit Services Company. After retirement she worked part-time for the Kroger Company. Janice and Marvin were foster parents for Franklin County Children Services for more than 10 years. They could be found on many Saturday mornings tending to the church and grounds, a labor of love. Janice had a bright smile and humorous demeanor. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her family, and friends. Janice will be remembered as a kind loving, patient mother who encouraged her children to pursue their goals.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years. She leaves to mourn her lost, her mother, Christine Mann-Willis who will miss her daily phone calls and chats. She is the mother of 3 daughters and 4 granddaughters whom she leaves to cherish her memory, Jessica Cooks (James Owens), Ivorie Cooks, and Stephanie Cooks. She was the doting grandmother of Kaiden Owens, Terrione Woods, Kennedy Owens and Taelor Phillips. Janice is survived by three siblings, Gena (Johnnie) Phillips, Larry (Harriett) Mann, and Cynthia Mann.

She is preceded in death by two brothers, Zeddie and Anthony Mann.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Carrie Cooks-Simpson

    Marvin, my big brother. I love you. For the road will not be easy, but God will see you through. Have your moments. Cherish the memories, but most of all know that God is right beside you through it all.
    Jessica, Ivorie, and Stephanie condolence from the Simpson Family,Carrie, Kiarra, and Darrell II. We love you all and keeping you in prayer during your time of loss. We may not understand the why. But God will give you the strength to carry on.
    Love Auntie / Baby sis

  2. Marvin I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Beautiful Wife. I just have known you for a year, but l could tell you are a Man that Loves the Lord and his Wife and Family. I will pray for you and if it’s anything l can do for you, Please let me know. Stay Strong my Brother, God will take care of His Flock

  3. Cyamiah and Victor Peoples

    Family is a term that’s used when you have someone to love you unconditionally. I can never forget Janice shouting, “Amen” during Sunday worship, or always going to the alter having the pastor to continually watch over her and her family. To the Cooks, this journey that you’re on will not be an easy road to navigate, but if you remember all the ways, and all of the things Janice did in the name of Love and Family will make your journey a little less cumbersome. May GOD and HIS mercy continue to bless and keep this family during their time of mourning.

  4. Lori Pace- Johnston

    My Dearest Friend. I just heard of your passing yesterday. When we saw each other at the grocery store time stood still. Crunch& Face… our nicknames. Lori , Damon , and Janice… THE ORIGINAL THREE AMIGOS we were. My heartfelt sympathy to Mother, Spouse , Siblings , Children, GrandChildren , everyone affected by her loss. Forever Prayers from Me to You.
    Mama Lori

  5. Jaquece and Maegan Divens

    From the Divens family we are heavy with the news of her passing she leaves so many beautiful memories with our family forever in hearts love- Janice Divens

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