Orea Ann Nesmith Cook “Cookie” passed from this life Wednesday December 29, 2021 at home after an extensive illness at the age of 66. Orea Ann was born November 3, 1955 in Beaver Falls, PA, daughter of Raymond and Lucille Nesmith.
She was a lifetime resident of Beaver Falls. She was married to Fred Riley Cook, Sr. and in 1981 they had one son Fred Riley Cook, Jr. Orea Ann was preceded in death by her mother Lucille Nesmith and her sister Evangelist Albertha McDowell. Orea Ann graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1973. She then attended nursing school where she became a CNA. She was employed at Heritage Valley Health Systems for over 25 years as a CAN, a lab tech and finished in the sterile processing department. She also worked at the Geriatric Center for 5 years. Orea Ann attended Bible classes at Geneva College and took ministerial training classes through the Church of God at Somerset, PA. She was a member of Mt. Washington Church of God under Bishop Reon Nesmith, Sr. After her internship with Northside Church of God Orea Ann then transferred there, where she was a member for just over 23 years under the leadership of Reverend Farley Ridout. There she served as a Sunday school teacher, an usher, prayer team leader and assistant pastor. After Reverend Ridout retired she continued to reside at the church under Pastor Yvonne Burns.
In addition to her son Orea Ann is survived by her father, six sisters Minnie Williams, Lucille Nesmith, Debbie Nesmith, Donna Nesmith and Elaine Nesmith all of Beaver Falls and Martha Nesmith of Pittsburgh, PA. Two brothers Bishop Reon Nesmith, Sr. with his wife Catharine of Beaver Falls. Donald Nesmith with his wife Michele of New Brighton, PA. One niece Leah Hairston of Texas and five nephews King McDowell of Philadelphia, PA, Troy Nesmith of Tampa, FL, Reon Nesmith, Jr. of Beaver Falls, Walt Williams of New Castle, PA and Jeremy Nesmith of Lancaster, PA. Two granddaughters, Aviana Kimbrough and Arianna Cook and a host of loving relatives and friends. A loving caregiver Juan Gibson, Jr. for two years and a very special friend Shirley Harris of Pittsburgh, PA
Friends will be received on Tuesday , January 4, 2022 at the Church of God 2100 11th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by a Homegoing Celebration Reverend Reon Nesmith Officiating. Service Entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa