Irene Cook went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at age 85. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, William "Bill" Cook; two daughters, Judith (Jerry) Carter and Valarie (Tommy) Riggs; seven grandchildren, Jacob (Lindsey) Ray, William Jordan Ray, Laney Riggs, Harrison Riggs, Dalton Riggs, Bailey Riggs, and Conner Carter; one great grandson, Levi Ray; and other extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and six siblings. Irene was a member of Gardendale First Baptist Church for over 50 years where she was a member of the choir for most of those years. She retired from AT&T after 20 years of service. She was a former member of the Gardendale Garden Club and Red Hat Society. She was a talented artist and loved to play bridge. Most of all, she loved her family and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at The New Gardendale Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with burial at Oakwood Memorial Gardens.
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