Stacy Lynn Cook, League City, 54

 

Last updated 4/25/2023 at 5:34pm

Stacy Lynn Cook of League City, Texas died on April 23, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was 54.

Stacy was born on June 22, 1968 in Orange, Texas. She was the eldest child of a large number of siblings. A wonderful daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend, she was loved by everyone who knew her. Stacy was baptized and made her First Communion at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange, Texas.

She graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in Orange with honors. She received her Finance degree summa cum laude from Lamar University in Beaumont. After working in an accounting firm for over a decade, and other challenging jobs, Stacy became the accountant for a very large marina in Seabrook, Texas. She quickly was promoted with the company until she became the General Manager.

Stacy managed the employees as well as the financials of the business growing it into one of the biggest and best marinas in the Kemah and Seabrook area. She had a special role as godmother to nephew Keegan and niece Alexis; and, loved being a special aunt to Justin, Hannah, Mikayla, Ryker and Ayden. Stacy never had children of her own but at age 13 she became godmother to her younger cousin, Wendy Kinchen Savarino, and she became second mom to Wendy for life. Also, for nine years, she loved children Garrett Priddy and Renee Priddy. She helped them grow and was very proud of them.

Stacy loved the Dallas Cowboys with a passion. She truly understood football. Last year, while watching a fateful game, she texted her mom and said, "Is it wrong that I sprinkled holy water on myself and asked for the Lord to help the Cowboys win today?” Stacy loved to cook. She always made her famous chicken and dumplings, deviled eggs, and her mom's cornbread dressing and gravy. She managed to do this for Thanksgiving 2022 in a wheelchair. Stacy loved life! She really lived! She packed so much life into her nearly fifty-five years. She traveled, chased her dreams, went sky diving and snow skiing, and worked in a profession she loved. Starting at an early age of only six months old, she headed to Japan with her mom to meet her dad who was in the military there. They lived off-base and learned Japanese.

She was a bubbly person who loved nature and the outdoors, swimming, boating, red roses, and animals. She was a gifted speed reader and always had a love for reading, games, cross-words, and puzzles. She had a love for music of all kinds and loved playing the Encore game with all of the Lawrence family in which she was one of fifty-two first cousins. The most valuable thing you could give Stacy was your time.

For 7 1/2 years, she battled cancer, many surgeries including two hip implants, and the loss of her left leg. She proudly showed off her new prosthetic leg and worked hard to master the use of it while still working. Through all of these illnesses, Stacy tackled each with grace, dignity, courage and a smile for everyone. She had lots of humorous shirts made especially for amputees. Stacy was a true inspiration to all.

Stacy is preceded in death by her dad, Jimmie Chris Cook, Sr., her grandparents, Dewey "Buck" and Mabel Wingate Lawrence, and Eddie and Noreen Cook; her nieces Caydance Cook and Jordan Wilson, her dear uncles Dr. Darrell Lawrence, Timothy Lawrence, and Michael Cook; and, first cousins Jodi Kinchen Spiers, Aaron Calvert and Alex Cook.

Stacy is survived by her mom and step-dad, Maureen Lawrence Shupp and Mike Shupp of Orange, her eight siblings Jimmie Cook and wife, Vanessa, of Houston, Tx; Derek Shupp and wife, Jessica, of New Braunfels Tx; Michelle Cook Iceton and husband, Darren, of Prosper, Tx; Tim Cook and wife, Cyndi, of Mont Belvieu, Tx; Becky Cook Nations and husband, Mike, of Santa Fe, Tx; twins Morgan Shupp and Michael Shupp of Orange, Tx; and, Stephanie Shupp Wilson and husband, Robert, of Canyon Lake, Tx. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Justin and Hannah Cook, Keegan and Alexis Iceton, Mikayla Nations, Ryker and Ayden Cook, Presley and Hudson Shupp, and Hannah and Luke Wilson, and, an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Lawrence and Cook family.

Stacy loved her miniature dachshund, Maze, who was as feisty as Stacy. Stacy's fighting spirit, fierce love, and tender concern for those around her will be dearly missed. Stacy had an infectious laugh and smile that drew people to her. Stacy will have ballerina slippers on so she can dance in heaven. One of the best things that has ever happened to us is now a special star that shines brightly above us.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at St. Francis Church in Orange, Texas with rosary taking place at 11:00 am and a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:30. Officiating will be Reverend Francis Conroy.

Burial will be private at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jimmie Cook, Derek Shupp, Tim Cook, Michael L. Shupp, Darren Iceton, Mike Nations, Justin Cook, and Keegan Iceton.

The family wishes to send special thanks to the ICU staff at UTMB, League City, for their many weeks of excellent care of Stacy.

 

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