Lois Jean Cook

Lois Cook

Lois Jean Cook, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, in Columbus, OH, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH, from a long term illness.

She is survived by five loving children, Sherri Lynn Higgins, of Columbus, OH, Natalie Jean Davis of Nashville, TN, Eugene Floyd Jr., of Tulsa, OK, Dr. Kimberly Waibogha, of Columbia, MD, David Alan Floyd of Columbus, OH, and her brother Douglass Johnson, of Mansfield, OH. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Tosha Floyd, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew, and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Lewis Johnson Jr., her mother Ruby Mae Johnson, her brother Lewis Johnson III, and her husband Elgin Cook.

She is also preceded in death by her former husband Eugene Floyd Sr., and her former husband Freddie Darling. Lois Jean Cook was born on 10/16/1939 in Lumberport, WV, to Lewis and Ruby Mae Johnson.

She graduated from Philippi High School in Philippi, WV in 1956. She established herself as a preschool teacher for North Central Community Action Head Start in West. Virginia. She was elevated to the position of Director, being in charge of three counties of Head Start programs for the same agency. She then earned her Board of Regents degree in 1987 from Fairmont State College in Fairmont, WV. She continued in her quest for education and received a Master Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University in 1989. Her successful career continued in Ohio when she took a position in the Foster Care program for Franklin County Children’s Services. She was elevated to being in charge of the Sexual Abuse Unit of Franklin County, OH, and later worked for the Franklin County Courts and the Franklin County Children’s Services Intake Unit. She additionally received another Master Degree in Counseling, from Capital University in 1997. She is viewed by others as being a successful professional and loving mother and will be dearly missed by many family, colleagues, and friends.

Visitation 9:00AM and Funeral Service 10:00AM Saturday, November 30, 2019 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial.

Condolence Messages

  1. Jeffrey L Melvin

    My heart was so saddened to hear if the passing of my dear cousin, she really was more like a Aunt as she and my Mom are close in age. I am in sincere prayer for my cousins, we love you all so much. Some glad morning when this life is over!!

  2. I always love hearing stories of how strong she was and what she sacrificed for her family. She made a great impact even on those who were not blessed by her presence but benefited from her work.

  3. Pastor Eugene and Tosha Floyd, I am extending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know the feeling of losing a mother. Yes it will get easier to adjust but her memory will always be with you and forever in your heart.
    Love and peace,
    Sister Joann

  4. I know you surely made her very proud Kim. She set you on the right path and you stayed there.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with your entire family as we go through the holidays and into a new year.
    Know that her work on earth is done but she will always be near.
    Sincerely ,
    Karen Downard Huffman

  5. Tosha,
    Sincere condolence to you and your family, may your heart continue to hold fond memories of her love for her family.

  6. Ericka ruby Johnson

    I love u auntie lois

  7. To my family in the loss of our loved one, their is no words to express the sadness and loss you are experiencing. I say to all of you ” I Love You”. Always remember she was tired and God called her home to rest. Her memories will always live with you forever. God Bless my family and her children she loved so much. “God blesses his people with peace Psalm 29:11”. She is at peace.

  8. R.I.P. Prayers to the family.

  9. Krista (Julian) Voltolini

    I had the pleasure of working with Lois at Franklin County Children Services. She was a consummate professional and I considered her a dear work friend.

    I am very sorry for your loss.

  10. My sincere prayer’s & condolences to the family & friends of Lois Jean Cook. She was a very kind & gentle soul. Beautiful inside/out.

    Rika Fanning

  11. To the family and friends of Lois, please accept my heartfelt condolences for the passing of your loved one. Lois will always be remembered for being a caring and dedicated social worker at FCCS. She always had a kind word for her colleagues and no one could ever doubt the pride and love she had for her children and grandchildren. I hope the memories of times shared will bring you some comfort at this time.

  12. Lois was a great lady. May she Rest In Peace. May her family be comforted by their memories of her goodness.

  13. Althea Day (Spinner)

    Lois was a joy being around. I worked with Lois at FCCS Court Liason Office. She always spoke highly of her children and grands. I use to listen to her stories of visiting WVA and sitting out on the porch enjoying the outdoors. You are in my thoughts and prayers And have my Deepest Condolences.

    God bless you.

  14. See you when n heaven lady and I’ll watch David

  15. Mrs. Lois Jean Cook, was a loving Mother-Inlaw, and giving person. May she Rest In Peace Perfect Peace.

  16. We are saddened to learn about your family loss. May the support of family and friends be a strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of sorrow. Thinking of you all.

  17. So sorry for your loss
    My prayers are with you.
    Love you Sherri

  18. Apostle Floyd & Family,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family at the loss of your Mom. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you all.

  19. Estella Farnsworth

    To Sherri, Natalie, Junior, Kim, and Dave… you all had a beautiful, loving and amazing mom. Her first priority was always her children. She was my cousin , but most importantly my friend as well. I know she is resting in Heaven. She is already missed. With love, Stella and Stretch

  20. Elizabeth Jones McCormick

    I am so sorry to just learn of Lois Jean’s passing. Her mother Ruby worked for my family in Bridgeport and Lous Jean would sometimes bring her or pick her up after work. I was about 10 years younger than Lous Jean and was in awe of her beauty. Ruby was more of a mother to me than my own during some difficult years of having an alcoholic mother. I always admired how Ruby worked so hard and managed to raise and educate her kids. I would love to hear from any of Lois Jean relatives to learn more about Ruby. I have wanted for years to find Lois Jean and Lous lll talk about Ruby. I loved her so much!

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