Sandra J. “Sandy” Cook Parker

June 7, 1957 – June 23, 2020

Lansing, MI

John lost the love of his life today in Sandra his wife of 42 years. Married in April 1978, they raised three children.

Sandra was an excellent cook long before working for Emil’s Bar and Restaurant for many years, mothering and mentoring many of the younger workers. Sandra’s love of gardening showed in her giant sunflowers and her delicious tomatoes.

Sandy is the seventh child in a family of 13, belonging to Paul and Mary Ellen Cook of Lansing. Sandra is survived by her loving husband, John, devoted mother Mary Ellen, her 12 siblings, and John and Sandy’s three children, Theresa (Bryan), Jennifer (Dustin), and Paul, along with their four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 11:00 a. m. at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, with visitation one hour prior. Please wear a mask.

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11 Messages to “Sandra J. “Sandy” Cook Parker

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June 24, 2020 at 3:48 pm

The sweetest sister anyone could ask for. You and your goofy self will be so missed! My love to the Parkers!

Theresa Moore
June 24, 2020 at 4:05 pm

I wouldn’t be the baker, flower lover, and recycler if it wasn’t for my mom, Sandy!!

Maryjo Cook
June 24, 2020 at 7:11 pm

I have so many memories and have had a lifetime of fun with my little Butterfly, Sandy. She’s the definition of sweet. My heart is shattered. I love you!

Your sister,

Diane Woods
June 25, 2020 at 7:19 am

The sweetest soul and funniest gal I ever knew.
A gem of a sister, who taught me to garden, bake and showed me how to care. She was a trusted confidant like no other. It only took a glance or word from Sandra, to let you know she always had your back. I truly hope, she felt how much she was loved and adored. SJP, May you Rest in God’s Eternal Peace. Your sis, Diane

Lori Wooten
June 26, 2020 at 7:34 am

Sandy was a wonderful woman she loved her family and was the best co worker anybody at Emils could count on her.she will be missed by all. My love and prayers to her family.

Melissa McKimmy\Lott
June 26, 2020 at 8:33 pm

Sandy was one of the most caring and beautiful people I have had the pleasure of knowing. JP and family, please know we send so much love to you all.

Dan Lott
June 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm

Sandy was an award co-worker with a great sense of humor. She was very dedicated and kind. JP and kids you are in my prayers

Lynn Pierpoint
June 28, 2020 at 7:52 am

I lived next to John and Sandy many years ago. Sandy was a great person. Our kids spent a lot of time playing together and she always helped keep an eye on them. Very kind person. So very sorry for you’re loss. My thoughts and prayer’s are with John and family.

Janet and Greg Cushman
June 29, 2020 at 2:05 pm

John, We knew you from Emil’s and recently re-seen at the Outpost. We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you.

June 30, 2020 at 3:03 pm

I will miss Sandy dearly. Loved her quick wit, and her down to earth personality. Loved walking around her backyard and admiring all of her gardening skills. Rest in peace! Love ya lots!

Kathy Spedoske Mills
June 30, 2020 at 5:17 pm

My heartfelt love and prayers for the Parker family and all the Cooks. So many fond memories of the Cook, Spedoske, Heuss families together as children and teens.
May Sandy rest in peace and her family know they are in my thoughts and prayers.
Your cousin , Kathy Spedoske Mills


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