Obituary of Christina Marie Cocke
Christina Marie Cocke, age 52, passed away peacefully during the morning hours of Saturday, October 14, 2023, from Alzheimer’s disease. Her family was blessed by her gift in their lives. Tina had Down Syndrome and was a joy to behold. To her mom she was always “her treasure girl.” Tina enjoyed life to the fullest and loved music, theatre, dancing, travel and the beach. She never seemed to age.
Tina was born to the late William T. Cocke, III and Mary S. Cocke. She graduated from Charles County Public Schools in South Maryland, outside Washington D.C. where she resided until moving to Aiken eight years ago. Tina was active in the Special Olympics for over forty years, receiving many medals and awards. Her favorite sports were bowling and bocce. Horseback riding was her favorite pastime here in Aiken where she rode in the Aiken Horse Show and won ribbons.
Left to cherish Tina’s memory, in addition to her mother, are her sisters Rebecca Howard (Adam) of LaPlata, Md, Samantha Hanna (Matthew) of Aiken and brother Joshua Cocke of Aiken. Her uncle, Tim Baker of Waldorf, Md. Nieces and nephews include Logan Howard, Shelby Hanna, Rori Hanna and Justin Hanna.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am, Friday, October 27, 2023 at St. Mary Help of Christians Church, 138 Fairfield Street, Aiken, SC 29801 with the Very Rev. Father Richard Wilson as celebrant. The family will greet visitors following the service in Mother of Theresa Hall.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Tri-Development Center, 1016 Vaucluse Road, Box 698, Aiken, SC 29802 or Life Choices Pregnancy Care Center, 130 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken, SC 29803.
The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803 ) 649-6234 has charge of arrangements.
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