In Memory

Dorothy Bailey (Cook)

Dorothy Bailey (Cook)

Dorothy Bailey Cook of Macon passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia after a brief but serious illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 27 at Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church, 939 Wesleyan Drive, Macon, Georgia 31210. Rev. Mike Gibbs will be officiating with a burial immediately following at Riverside Cemetery, Macon. After the brief interment, the church will host a covered dish luncheon for anyone who would like to return and enjoy the fellowship. Visitation will be Thursday, July 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 at Harts at the Cupola, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, Georgia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Friends of the Cannonball House, 856 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201. Dorothy Ann Bailey was born on October 19, 1946 in Washington, DC, to the late Thomas Barclay Bailey, Jr. and India Maxine Cox Bailey of Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County, Maryland. She was the granddaughter of the late Odom Augustus and India Pearl Matheny Cox of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi, and the late Thomas Barclay Bailey, Sr. and Marion E. Murphy Bailey of Washington, DC. Dorothy graduated from Oxon Hill High School in 1964 and from Mercer University in 1968 with a major in mathematics. She then attended Vanderbilt University and earned a master’s degree in mathematics. She married Timothy Michael “Mike” Cook on June 17, 1969 in Oxon Hill, Maryland. After Mike returned from the Army they moved back to Macon, residing at 5435 Riverside Drive. She was employed as a math teacher at Windsor Academy for a few years in the 1970s and then worked from home as the office manager of Mike Cook Company, Inc., a dump truck and heavy equipment service that is currently in its 45th year of continuous operation. After retiring from Mike Cook Company, she became a docent at two local historic homes, The Cannonball House and the Sidney Lanier Cottage, which allowed her to combine her love of teaching and history. She was a long-time member of Wesleyan Drive Baptist Church. She was also a member of Historic Macon and the Women’s Club. She was a Past Worthy Matron of Ft. Hawkins Ch. #285, O.E.S, and was currently a member of Macon Ch. #345, O.E.S. She was also a past president of Sidney Lanier Chapter 25, UDC and was currently serving as the treasurer. Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Timothy Michael “Mike” Cook; two daughters, Amanda Jane (Mrs. Peter C.) Cook of Macon and Jennifer Cook (Mrs. Stephen C.) Roeder of Tallahassee, Florida; and four grandchildren, India Grace Cook, Samuel Joseph Cook, Christina Ann Roeder, and Elizabeth Marie Roeder.

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08/13/18 12:17 PM #1    

Grace Dodson (Stasica)

So sorry to hear this. Prayers of comfort for her family.

08/13/18 04:05 PM #2    

Margaret Todd (Farney)

This is such a shock!  I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. May the Lord rest her soul and grant her family and friends peace and understanding.  Dorothy has been such a sweet person to all of us Clippers and a steady friend to us all.  I have such fond memories of her from school and our many math classes together. I was so proud to her MA in math from Vanderbilt.  She was a quiet, but confidant young woman at OHHS.  From reading her obit, it sounds like she was a rock for her family, church and community.  God Bless you my old friend. 

08/13/18 05:38 PM #3    

David (Bob) Chance

I am always sad to hear of our classmates passing.  The years seem to have come much faster than I ever anticipated.   She was a delightful person.  Math skills, I can only dream.


08/13/18 05:39 PM #4    

Jane Yagerhofer (Miller)

Oh, my!  This is a shock!  Dorothy was awesome--so concerned about everyone around her, with a loving and kind word for all!  She was a blessing to all who knew her and dearly loved!  I still can't process this!  Prayers for her husband, family, friends, and for all of her OHHS '64 friends.  Our lives were blessed by knowing her!  Love, Jane Y

08/14/18 01:25 PM #5    

James Novotny

    Dorothy's time in Georgia helped create a true Southern lady.  She was witty.  She was deeply devoted to her family that hung together in difficult times.  She and Mike rescued families that suffered catastrophe and refused even an acknowledgement.  I could not thank her enough for allowing me to watch her family and participate long distance.  I will always be thankful she didn't try to humiliate me with her math skills (she'd laugh at that).  We are all part of each others book of life, cherish it.  One deep connection was her love of Snickerdoodles.  At Christmas time my mother and sister baked cookies.  My brother and I ate all that we could get our hands on.  Mom resorted to having Mrs. Bailey hold our cookies for safe keeping letting Dorothy eat her fill as payment.  Dorothy discovered Snickerdoodles and loved them deeply.   

08/14/18 04:37 PM #6    

Gary Oden

I didn't know Dorothy well, but remember her from a few classes we had together.   When we loose one of our classmates, I always wish that I had known them better.  I hope she has peace now and that her family can find peace and hold to the wonderful memories of her.   Rest well, Dorothy.

08/15/18 08:19 AM #7    

Linda Grayson (Latona)

Athgouh I haven't seen Dorothy since High school, she was always one of the kindest people I knew. Wishing comfort and peace to her family and friends.

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