Kathleen Ann Cooker (Friedrich) age 71, of Mullica Hill passed away Friday, November 6, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Woodbury, NJ on December 11, 1948, Kathy lived and worked in South Jersey. A graduate of Clearview Regional High School, she worked for more than 35 years at Eglington Cemetery and the final years of her career with J Roberts and Sons Inc. Kathy had a passion for country western dancing, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Mullica Hill and in the past, enjoyed volunteering with the business functions of the church.
Kathleen is survived by her loving husband Russell Cooker and her sister Sharon (Dave) Porreca as well as her children Nicole (Sean) McFadden, Darren (Lisa) Cooker, Donny (Val) Pemberton, Terry (Joanne) Pemberton. Her grandchildren Kyra McFadden, Delaney McFadden, Zachary (Marisa) Cooker, Danielle Cooker, Kevin Pemberton, Lisa Keene, Melissa (Tracy) White, TJ (Lauren) Pemberton, Noah Pemberton, Rosie Pemberton, Ashley (Manny) Martinez, Allycia Dwight, and Spencer Dwight. Great Grandchildren, Violet and Scarlet Cooker, Charlotte, Antonio, and Declan Martinez, Acelyn Pemberton, Stephanie Yeager, Lily and Ciara Snow, Chyenne Parks, Maia, Amelia, and Angela Rodriguez. Predeceased by her daughter Vicki Parks, her grandson Daniel Pemberton, her parents, Elizabeth, nee Gandy and Peter Friedrich, and her brothers Robert and Richard Friedrich.
Kathy was a strong woman who never gave up when faced with life’s challenges. She taught us that family was about love, not necessarily blood. She was a giving and generous friend to so very many. Last but by no means least, Kathy was a loving and devoted dog-mom to Angie.
Family and Friends are invited to visit with her family from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church www.trinitymullicahill.org/give
284 Cedar Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 or American Cancer Society www.cancer.org (Give in Honor or Memorial)
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