Jennifer Ann Cooke
April 12, 1966 – March 19, 2023
Jennifer Ann Cooke (1966-2023) passed away on March 19, 2023 after losing a debilitating battle with anxiety and depression. Born in Akron, OH, she was a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio who graduated from Medina High School in 1984. Jenny attended the University of Akron and Stark Stake College for several years. She spent her career caring for children and working in accounting positions for a variety of companies.
Jenny will be remembered for her remarkable sense of humor, endless empathy for others, adoration for every child she met, and dedication to speaking up for those who could not stand up for themselves. The energy she carried with her lit up any room she entered and the only thing that rivaled her charisma was the undying love she held for her family.
When Jenny set her mind to something, nothing in the world could stop her. Few things were more important to Jenny than her nearly ten years of sobriety and the loved ones she met through the program. Even at times when Jenny was at her lowest, she never turned away from caring for those who needed it. She adored her friends.
Jenny joins her son, Nicholas Cooke, her parents, William and Ann Cox, and her grandparents in the afterlife.
Jenny is survived by her two children, Jessica and Matthew Cooke; her sister, Kathryn (Tim) Miller; her brothers, Nathaniel and Benjamin (Megan) Cox; her nieces, Alissa Miller, Lindsay (Keith) Lewandowski, and Casey Miller; and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and loved ones.
Calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 39 S. Miller Rd in Fairlawn. Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Catholic Church followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. The Mass may be live streamed by visiting: https://www.stvincentchurch.com/st--vincent-de-paul-live
Memorial donations may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Memorial/Tributes (afsp.org), Mental Health America (Donate to Mental Health America | Mental Health America (mhanational.org), or National Institute on Drug Abuse (Donating to the National Institute on Drug Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (nih.gov).
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