Dorothy Sims Cook-Bey

January 13, 1935 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Dorothy Sims Cook-Bey Obituary

Dorothy Mae Sims Cook-Bey was born January 13, 1935 in Joliet, Illinois to Samuel and Frances (nee Sallie) O’Large.  She departed this life suddenly on November 15, 2022.

Dorothy was a hard and ambitious worker for many years before retirement.  Western Electric, Sickles and Community Care were some of the jobs she found rewarding and lifetime friendships.

Those who knew Dorothy knew that she was a woman of fashion and class; dressed impeccably when she stepped out.  She enjoyed exercising, music, watching westerns and her secretary duties for the Moorish Science Temple of America #57.

Dorothy loved her family more than anything and bragged lovingly about her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a constant supporter and cheerleader, and you could count on her and Vishnu to be at every invite they were invited to.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Frances O’Large; brothers, Samuel Aldridge, William O’Large, and Leroy Randall; sisters, Martha Sims, Mamie Gray and Samuella Turman; sons, Dennis (Bertha), Antonio (Charlie), Larry (Rachelle) and Antoine Sims.

She leaves to cherish her memories; her loving husband, Vishnu Cook-Bey; her loving children, Evelyn (Willie, deceased) Hayes, Irwin (Joyce) Sims, Cheryl Knight, Anthony (Hazel) Cook-Bey, Sandra Cook-Bey and Cynthia Givens of Tampa, FL; her loving siblings, Annie Mae Lee and Lonnie (Pearl) O’Large; a special cousin, Delores Warner-Bey; 26 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends 

In lieu of flowers, the family request those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a

donation to the American Heart Association in Dorothy’s name.

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November 28, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Sacred Heart Parrish Hall
329 S. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60436

Funeral Service
November 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Sacred Heart Parrish Hall
329 S. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60436

November 29, 2022

10:00 AM
Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433


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