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Welcome to the memorial page for

Ms. Etta Carter-Cooke

November 7, 1922 ~ December 22, 2018 (age 96)

Etta Carter-Cooke was born on November 7, 1922 in Irmo, South Carolina to the late Ollie Lorick and Henrietta Glen Lorick and granddaughter of Mary Branch and George Glenn. She departed this earthly journey on December 22, 2018.

Etta was a graduate of Harbison College, which was founded by her grandparents. She always stressed the importance of education to all, and participated in local New York City school boards. She also believed in the power of the vote, and encouraged everyone to exercise their right every election.

Etta always loved to travel.  Throughout her life she lived in Las Vegas Nevada, Long Island, New York, and Harlem USA. She eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York and lived on Park Place for sixty years.

Etta worked for the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority for 30 years and was a member of TWA Local 100.

Etta’s greatest pride was her family. Her love and her devotion was immense. We will strive to continue her legacy. God speed Etta; we’ll meet you again.


Etta was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenza; daughter, Denise; sisters, Leslie, Ollie Lee, Eunice, and Annie; brothers, Samuel, Roosevelt, Ollie, and Curvies; and her grandson Glenn.

Etta leaves to mourn her daughters, Dorris Carter, Deborah Cooke, Diana Cooke, and Demetra (Kim) Cooke; son, Lorenzo Cooke; and her devoted grandchildren, Jordan Cooke Kalejaye, and Zuri Reaves-Bey; and a host of other nieces, nephews and long-time friends.

 Service Information

January 3, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Funeral Service
January 4, 2019

12:00 PM
St. Paul AME Church
835 Kennerly Road
Irmo, SC 29063


St. Paul AME Church Cemetery
835 Kennerly Road
Irmo, SC 29063

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