Obituary: Hattie Cook

Hattie Jean Cook (Broomfield)

On July 10, 1957, JW and Ida Broomfield welcomed a set of twins in Louise, MS. Hattie Jean, and Annie Jean, affectionately named after JW’s mother Hattie and Ida’s mother Annie. The family relocated to Weed, CA in 1958 where Hattie attended Weed Elementary and Weed High School.

Hattie remained very active throughout High School, graduating in 1975. She was on the basketball team, the volleyball team, she was in the choir, she participated in the all “Black” drill team and participated in a paid after school program.

On August 22, 1974 Hattie and Willie Thomas welcomed a beautiful baby girl, LaKeisha Thomas. Hattie loved children and worked as a childcare provider until meeting the love of her life, Tyree Cook, Jr., in the late 1970s. They moved to Seattle, Washington and married in May 1979. Hattie and Tyree welcomed Tracy Cook (Yahree) on June 24, 1980.

With a Golden Personality Hattie had no problem building and maintaining positive relationships with others. Her natural ability to love and care for others was shown throughout her friendships. Her love for children never stopped as she spent years working for a childcare center in Seattle, provided paid private in-home childcare, and cared for friends and family member’s children throughout her life until she physically was unable to continue (late 2018).

With her love for God, belief in prayer, Hattie remained positive and hopeful throughout her life.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted and loving family: son Yahree (Levia) and step-daughter Tamera; grandsons Ezekiel, Azaziah, Zacariah, and Tre’vion; siblings Regina, Robert, Geretha, Annie, Gloria, Ira, and a host of friends and extended family members. She is preceded in death by daughter LaKeisha, husband Tyree Jr., her father JW and siblings Velma Jean, Johnny, and Jerry.

Today we celebrate the life of an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Hattie Cook.

Posted online on March 03, 2021