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Ruby Mae (Cooke) Petty

Born: Thu., Apr. 18, 1940
Died: Mon., Aug. 6, 2018


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
Location: Wright Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:30 PM Sun., Aug. 12, 2018
Location: Wright Funeral Home

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Mrs. Ruby Mae (Cooke) Petty, affectionately known as the "Pie Lady", of 416 N. Highland Street, Gastonia, NC passed away Monday, August 6, 2018.  Born April 18, 1940 in York County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Fannie Walker Cooke.

Funeral services will be 2:30 pm, Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Wright Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Uniondale Cemetery in York, SC.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 prior to the service.

Mrs. Petty was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Gastonia, and attended church at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Bowling Green from a young age.

She was a full time homemaker and domestic, caring for her own family and several other families in the Gastonia area.  In addition to homecare, she had an entreprenurial spirit--maintaining a booth as "The Pie Lady" at the Dallas Flea Market for over 20 years, and was affectionately known as the "Candy Lady" when she lived in the Highland Hills Apartments.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Alisha Fannie Petty, and sixteen siblings.

Surviving to cherish fond memories are her children, Arnetta Cooke of York, SC, Charlene Moore of Rock Hill, SC, Robert Frederick Cooke of Greensboro, NC, Janice Petty Williams (Ivory) of Gastonia, NC, and Douglas Petty of Gastonia, NC; ten grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Jenkins of Washington, DC; a brother, Joseph E. Cooke of Gastonia, NC; three sisters-in-law, Blanche Cooke of Gastonia, NC, Ernestine Cooke of Gastonia, NC, and Bennie Cooke of San Fransisco, CA; two special nieces, Patricia Thomas of High Point, NC and Delois Woods of Detroint, MI; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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PJ Williams
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Prayers for the Petty family, God bless you. PJ Williams and Family

Donald E Smith
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018
Thoughts & Condolences to all of the family of Ms Ruby, a faithful and loyal Customer of the ARNOLD BAKERY OUTLET of Gastonia, NC

Michelle Woods
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Delores Woods.

With my warmest sympathy. Rest in Heaven. Love, Delores Woods

R. Faust
   Posted Sat August 11, 2018
Cooke and Petty Families, my sincere condolence to all of you. May your many family memories bring you comfort during this special time. May you also have the peace and comfort offered by our Heavenly Father Jehovah as promised by His son and our savior, Jesus Christ.

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