Virginia (Garnto) Cook

March 21, 1936 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Virginia Cook Obituary


Mrs. Virginia Garnto Cook, 86, of Lumber City passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Community Hospice in Vidalia after a brief illness. 


Mrs. Cook was born on March 21, 1936, in Eastman, Georgia. She is the daughter of the late Ivey and Mattie Garnto. Mrs. Cook was a devoted cook and owner of Virginia’s Diner in Baxley, Georgia for 16 years. After retirement, she loved watching soap operas, eating sweets, and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Cook; daughter, Judy Ann Kirchman; grandson, Jason Peacock; two brothers, Joel T. Garnto and W. C. Garnto; and six sisters, Rosa Lee Brady, Laveda Mathis, Virgie Garnto, Gertrude Woodard, Louise Mathis, and Katie Lou Kopp.


Mrs. Cook is survived by her sons, Chester (Brenda) Powell of Lumber City, Georgia, Danny Ray (Debbie) Peacock, and Keith (Tracy) Cook of Okeechobee, Florida; one sister, Lavenia Greenaway of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Nine grandchildren, Wendy Powell, Shannan Kirchman, Jennifer Wilcox, Kenny Peacock, Kassie Wilbur, Jarrett Kirchman, James Cook, Emily Peterson, and Dylan Cook; eleven great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild also survive.  


Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at Lumber City Baptist Church on Monday, January 23, 2023, visitation to begin at 10 AM and the funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Rev. John Daughtry and Rev. Ryan Clements officiating. Burial will follow at Lonnie Powell Cemetery in Lumber City. 


Active pallbearers will be Kenny Peacock, Jarrett Kirchman, James Cook, Dylan Cook, Cason Varnadoe, Joe Peterson, and Kevin Wilcox. 


The family will gather at Mrs. Cook’s residence at 54 Hilltop Drive, Lumber City, Georgia.


The Cook Family and Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home respectfully ask all in attendance to continue to follow social distancing guidelines set by our local health district and the CDC.

Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



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