Jeanette Ada Collins Cook, age 80 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Sunday March 4, 2018.

A native Lancing, TN, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Mary Evelyn Wheeler Collins. Mrs. Cook was also preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Collins and a sister, Evelyn Hall.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her husband, Dewayne Aytes; son, Tim Cook of Shelbyville, TN; daughter, Susan Wilson and her husband Howard of Lascassas, TN; sister, Katherine Keeton of Spring Hill, FL; grandchildren, Whitney Cook of Murfreesboro, TN, Claire Oliver and her husband Kris of Lascassas, TN; Matt Wilson of Nashville, TN, Taylor Beth Cook of Murfreesboro, TN, and Madison Layne of Shelbyville, TN; one great-granddaughter due in May, Ada Leigh Oliver; and her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Maddie.

A Celebration of Life will be 6 p.m. Thursday March 8, 2018 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, with The Reverend Dr. John A. Hinkle, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the 6 p.m. service.

Mrs. Cook attended Northminster Presbyterian Church, and was a retired hairdresser. Mrs. Cook graduated from Wartburg Central High School where she played basketball all four years and served as the Captain of her team. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching professional football. Singing was also a passion of hers. Mrs. Cook grew up singing in her church choir and had a love of old gospel hymns and country music. She was a natural performer. Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette were two of her favorite artists.

More than anything, Jeanette loved spending time with her family. She was a wonderful mother, sister, daughter and friend, but her favorite role was being “Meme”. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties in memory of Mrs. Cook.

An online guestbook for the Cook family is available at

Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151.

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