Aileen Simpson Cook, 97, of Concord, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Aileen was born August 2, 1923 in Union County to the late Mark and Patsy Simpson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Cook; son, Benny Mack Cook; nephew, Larry Hubert Hopkins; brothers, Hubert, James, Clarence, and Lester Simpson; sisters, Ruth Hopkins, Viola Powell, and Annie Mark Styers.
Aileen was loved by so many. She'll always be remembered for her love of the Lord and church work. She loved dancing, playing checkers and spending time outdoors. Aileen had a great sense of humor and always had a positive attitude. Aileen had a big generous heart and would give you the shirt off her back. She was known for her love of children and was very active with the Hartsell High School family, especially during '64-'66.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Concord. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. The visitation and service will be webcast live for those who would like to watch: https://video.ibm.com/channel/hartsell-funeral-home-albemarle1 Aileen will be laid to rest at West Concord Cemetery.
Survivors include son, Mark (Joan) Cook; daughter, Peggy (Larry) Harrington; niece, Dianne (John) Johnson; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County.
"Love the Lord first, then be kind and caring to those around you." - Aileen
Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Cook family.
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