Katie Mae Cooksey

Published 12:30 am Sunday, April 17, 2011

Katie Mae Cooksey died Friday, April 15, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 83.

Mrs. Cooksey was a retired cook, having worked for Presley’s Truck Stop. She was a member of Bright Morning Star M.B. Church, where she was in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Stevenson and Helen Caldwell; step-grandparents, Jonas Caldwell Sr. and Mabel Stevenson; husband, Theodore Cooksey; daughter, Ethel Mae Jones; brother, Clarence Caldwell; sisters, Rosie Lee Miller, Hattie Rebecca Pierce and Rose Shelby; and a grandson, Jeremy Wesley.

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She is survived by four sons, Charlie Stevenson of Vicksburg, John Henry Rollins of Yonkers, N.Y., Anthony Cooksey of Cary and Leslie Brown of Vicksburg; two daughters, Demmer Lee Freeman and Mable Miller, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Jonas Caldwell of Vicksburg; five sisters, Helen Caldwell, Janie Dishmon and Victoria Thomas, all of Vicksburg, and Minnie Mae Nelson of Buffalo, N.Y., and Dan Ethel Lathan of Gary, Ind.; 30 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.