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Benny Cook
Born in Illinois
43 years
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     This memorial website was created to remember Benny Lee "BC" Cook, Sr. who was born in Illinois on June 28, 1965 and passed away on May 11, 2009. He will live forever in our memories and hearts.

     Benny Lee “BC” Cook, Sr., 43, of Peoria, passed away passionately at 11:18 a.m. on Monday, May 11, 2009, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

     Benny was born on June 28, 1965 in Peoria, a son of Benny Scott and Betty A. Cook. His maternal and paternal grandparents preceded him in death.

     He leaves to cherish his precious memory his parents, of Peoria; daughters, Yashica and Bentrevyka Cook, of Dorchester, MA, Tierra McDowel, Quantina Williams and Latashia Mitchell, all of Peoria; sons, Bentavius, Benny Lee Jr. and Kenneth Cook and Rasheem Hardy, all of Peoria; brothers, Ronnie (Angela) Cook and Jeffrey Scott of Peoria, Kevin Cook of Chicago and Brandon Scott of Cherry Point, NC; sisters, Tracy Scott, Belinda Jones and Vicki Cook, all of Peoria; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

     Benny was a 1984 graduate of Richwoods High School in Peoria. He was last employed with Gray Interplant of Peoria, working at Caterpillar, Inc.'s Mossville facility in Building DD. He was formerly employed with Getz Fire Equipment, Superior Consolidated and Randall Foods.

     He loved fishing, Jazz music and hanging out with his children, friends and family. He especially enjoyed working with his brother, Ronnie, in their vegetable garden.

     He was recognized for saving the lives of two children. He caught a child that fell from a third story window and also rescued another child from a burning house.

     Benny was full of fun and love. He was a very giving person and would give his last dollar, if he thought it would help someone in need.

     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at New Cornerstone Baptist Church, 3609 W. Harmon Highway in Peoria, with the Rev. Mark A. McConnell officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Benny will be laid to rest peacefully at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

     Memorial contributions may be made in Benny’s memory to the Benny Lee Cook, Jr. Education Fund at CEFCU.

     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Kathryn L. Allen-Dyes, Family Assistant through Clary Funeral Home in Peoria.


Latest Memories
Vicki Cook

My Big Brother


My Big Brother, his friends call BC

My Big Brother, our mom calls Benny Lee

It was so hard to stand and watch you in pain

And see you walk with a limp, too proud to use a cane

I could see in your face you were tired

So God accepted your application and said, “You’re hired”.

It’s finally over, your suffering and pain

God takes the best, those who don’t complain

You were the first to be born, and also taken

While we’re the last and trying to get there in the making

There’s not a day that goes by that I won’t think of you

Because you were the brother a sister loved so true

You had a heart as pure as gold

And a beautiful smile that always shined through

My Big Brother, Benny Lee

You will be missed dearly

Latest Condolences
Diane Faulkner-Owens To The Family May 16, 2009

To Vicky and Family,We give our condolence to you,and we keep you in our prayers.Trust in the Lord because he is with you all the time.

From Me and My Children,

Delvin,Zimmy,and Charita.

Tandra Clifton To the family May 16, 2009

To the family of Benny Cook Sr. I am sorry for your lost .This is Tandra Patterson He is in good hands now He is with the Great Lord and Benny is no longer suffering any more. I know him real well he was like a big brother to me. Every time he sees me he love to joke with me and have me laughing I mean crying laughing. I will miss him deeply. So to all of the family don't cry no more for now he's at peace. He's not dead, he's resting.

Grace Apostolic Assembly Condolence May 14, 2009

Grace Apostolic Assembly

1523 South Laramie Street

Peoria, IL 61605

District Elder James Ware, Pastor




To the Family of


Benny Cook


and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev. 7:17


        Memories are the precious treasures that we hold close to our hearts so that we can always remember the ones we love .


We, the Pastor and members of Grace Apostolic Assembly of Peoria, Illinois, extend our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one.


Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  We are praying for your comfort and strength, realizing that all of our help comes from the Lord.  He loves you and will be with you even until the end, for His Word says “ I will never leave you neither will I forsake you.”  He is a God of great love and compassion.


Whenever times come that you do not understand, trust in His wisdom, and be guided by His hand.  WE LOVE YOU!



Humbly submitted,

District Elder James Ware

First Lady Ruby Ware

And the Family of Grace Apostolic Assembly


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