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Marilyn Cooke "Rose" Conner

February 11, 1942 - August 8, 2017

AULANDER, NC – Marilyn “Rose” Cooke Conner, age 75, passed away on August 8, 2017 at the Ahoskie House of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Conner was born on February 11, 1942 to Samuel and Annie Harrington Cooke in Hertford County, NC. Rose was a dedicated member of Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, a Godly woman that loved her Lord. She served in many capacities, mainly with the youth during Vacation Bible School. Rose enjoyed sewing when she was younger. She worked as a scale master for Golden Peanut Company in Aulander for many years before retiring to take to the road traveling with her husband. Rose cherished the time she had riding the country side. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.

Along with her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her son, Chris Conner, sister, Evelyn Cooke Rushing, and brother, William “Bill” Delbert Cooke.

Rose is survived by her loving husband William “Billy”, her son, William Barry Conner and wife Marie of Aulander; granddaughter, Crystal Alfaro and husband Juan of Aulander; grandson, Jeff Conner of Aulander, two great-grandsons; Anthony Alfaro and Bryce Conner, two great-granddaughters; Candace Alfaro and Brylie Conner, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home of her son, Barry.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church, Aulander, NC, with the Rev. Taylor Latham, officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC, 27612 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Conner family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Service Information

Date: Friday, August 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am


Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church

247 Millennium Road
Aulander, NC 27805

Rev. Taylor Latham will be officiating the service.

Cemetery Information


Aulander Cemetery in Aulander, North Carolina

Pine Drive
Aulander, NC 27805

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 3739 National Drive,  Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612 or online by visiting; type Rose Conner.

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