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Sherry Aycock

Growing up with Dot in Alma Ga., I always treasured her friendship. She was a delight to know and will always be thankful to have been a part of her life. Her entire family is in my prayers.

Cathy Lewi

Dot was a good woman, decent and caring. Dear family- May your memories provide you comfort and your love for her.

Claire Shepherd

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Please know she was the sweetest and caring person both professionally and personally. I had the honor of knowing her both ways

Cullen Hicks

I am so saddened to see this! Dot was one of the kindest and sweetest people I knew in FB. She was a wonderful and thoughtful neighbor. Sending love to Mike, Kim, and Greg.

Debbie Coop

I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Dot. Although I will unable to be there for Dot's service you will all be in my prayers.

Brenda and GH Rowland

Dot was always smiling when we would see her and never a harsh word spoken. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our prayers go out to Mike and family. fo

Robbin Smith

I’ll remember chatting during soccer games and your warm smile that greeted me at church. You will be missed.

Eddie & Elaine Wilcox

Our deepest sympathies to Mike and family.

Cindy Evans

Mike, Kim and Greg, Clifford and I were so sorry to hear the news of your wife and moms passing. Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.

Dorothy "Dot" Cook

2022-07-12

Dorothy “Dot” Cook, 73, passed away from this life on July 12, 2022, at the Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring with her family by her side.

Dot was born January 17, 1949, in Dawson County, Georgia to the late David William Lyle and Carra Gregory Lyle. She graduated from Bacon County High School in 1967. Soon thereafter she moved to Fernandina Beach where she met the love of her life, Michael Cook, whom she married in 1969. Together, they built a beautiful life.

Dot held many positions during her career, but is most remembered for all the assistance she provided as the Family Court Services Coordinator for Nassau County. She retired in 2015.

Dot enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking her family’s favorite meals, walking with her sister-in-love, Pam Cook, for exercise, shopping, and traveling. She was very involved in different ministries at First Baptist Church where she has been a member for over 50 years. She loved spending time at her sister’s house on Lake Oconee, always looked forward to the annual fall siblings’ trip to the mountains, but her most favorite was the Lyle Family Reunion held every June where she was able to spend time with her beloved family. She enjoyed spending New Year’s Eve having dinner at The Marina Restaurant with the Bowen, Greeson, Moore, and Sapp families who were her longtime friends, that she also considered family. She attended monthly luncheons with her “Courthouse Crew” and greatly missed being able to do that this past year. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and being involved in all aspects of their lives.

Dot was predeceased by her parents, David and Carra Lyle; brothers Charles Lyle, James Lyle, and Dwight Lyle; and sister Ann McIntosh.

She leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Michael Cook; daughter, Kim (John Wayne) Thomas, son, Greg (Molly) Cook; and five grandchildren, Kelsie Cook (Landon Buchanan), Carra Thomas (Adam Simonton), Dawson Cook (Cassie Broad), Carson Thomas (Sarah Wensell), and Meagan Mccartt (Kevin Hartness).

She also leaves behind 5 brothers, Paul (Joan) Lyle, Mark (Isobel) Lyle, Joe (Barbara) Lyle, John (Kathy) Lyle, and Jesse (Barbara) Lyle; 2 sisters, Wanda (Randy) Meeks and Brenda (Mark) Edge; 10 nieces and 10 nephews; many cousins; other extended family, including her special sister-in-law, Pam (David) Cook; and many dear friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Dot’s life will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Fernandina Beach. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 4266 Sunbeam, Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or online at support.communityhospice.com.

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