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Alberta Jones Rook

Alberta “Bert” Jones Rook, 94, died Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late Luther Henry Jones and Annie Grey Jones. She retired as a teller with Central Fidelity Bank. In addition to her parents, Bert was preceded in death by her husband; Walter Daniel Rook Sr., her son; Walter Daniel “Danny” Rook Jr., sisters; Rachel Odom, Mary Alice Nicholson, and Edna Wood, brothers; James Minton Jones and Henry Jones.

Mrs. Rook is survived by her daughter; Patsy R. Brown and her husband Lee of Emporia, Virginia, Grandchildren; Melanie Brown Owen of Emporia, Ryan Brown of Emporia, Jason Rook of Emporia, Christopher Rook of Jarratt, Virginia, and Kyle Rook of Emporia, Great Grandchildren; Joshua Rook, Adam Owen, Taia Brown, Emma Rook, Allie Jarratt, and Jillian Brown.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Forest Hill Baptist Church in Skippers, Virginia with Rev. Rick Ragan officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 7 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. at Wrenn Clarke and Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com.

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