Obituary from the Tallahassee Democrat|
Judith Keffer Cooksey, age 58, passed away in Jacksonville, Florida,
Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Funeral services will be Saturday, December
26, 2009, at the Waukeenah United Methodist Church, at 2 p.m. EST.
Interment will follow the service at Waukeenah Cemetery. The family will
receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Cooksey,
was a native of Logan, West Virginia, and was residing in Jacksonville. She
was a teacher at the National Education Federation, in Palatka, Florida.
She was a four year letter winner for the FSU track team, a member of Delta
Delta Delta, a coach for the State of Florida softball team and Sunshine
State Games, and she was head coach at Aucilla and Williston High Schools,
for both softball and basketball teams. Mrs. Cooksey received numerous
awards in coaching. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in
Mobile, Ala. She was a loving mother and friend and devoted wife, survived
by her husband, Al Cooksey of Jacksonville; Mother Alice Keffer of Winter
Haven; one son, Keith (Amy) Cooksey of Tallahassee; two daughters, Kirstin
(Kenny) Brown Rayborn of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Kim (Rob) Stanley of
Eastman, Georgia; two sisters, Ann Gonzalez of Atlanta, Ga. and Lynn Poole
of Winter Haven, Florida; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, William E. Keffer and brother,
William J. Keffer.