Marie Cook Hester, 71, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Citadel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 16, 1951, to the late Devon Cook and Arvada Medlin Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cook, and a niece, Vivian Amanda Partee.

Marie enjoyed all animals, working puzzle books, and watching home improvement shows on the television, but most of all she loved being with her family.

Marie is survived by brothers, Donald Ray Cook and wife Elizabeth Diane of Conover, N.C., and Frank Junior Medlin and wife Linda of Sherrills Ford, N.C.; sister, Jerrie D. Cook of Mooresville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, January 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Hester family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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