Mrs. Shelby Jean Gooden Cowick Whitaker, age 80, entered into rest on Monday, January 14, 2019. Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home by Pastor Scott Gibson with burial to follow in the Chesterfield Cemetery. The family will greet friends Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Whitaker was born November 22, 1938 in Patrick, SC a daughter of the late Coker and Mary McCoy Gooden. She worked for many years in textiles and was a faithful member of the Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Shelby enjoyed playing her guitar and singing and was a true blessing to all she ministered to.
In addition to her parents, Shelby was also preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Cowick and Gene Whitaker; sons, Darrell Cowick and Steve Cowick; brother, Glenn Gooden; and sisters, Bernice Jordan, Margie Lisenby, and infant sister, Ruth Mae Gooden.
Survivors include her children, Tim (Cathy) Cowick, Dena (Jimmy) Grice; grandchildren, Tommy Grice, Ashley Chapman, Darrell Cowick, Kristie Cowick, Angela Dial, Joseph Cowick, Devin Ratliff, and Jamie Ratliff, Sr.; great grandchildren, Timothy, Samantha, J.T., Drew, Hannah, Chelsea, Elijah, Jamie, Jr., Dylan, and Macy; brothers, Jerry (Ryln) Gooden, and Ray Gooden; and daughters-in-law, Carlyn Cowick and Cathy Ann Cowick.
Memorials may be made to the Rose Memorial Church of the Nazarene, 1005 N. Pearl Street, Pageland, SC 29728
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) is serving the Whitaker family.