It's always hard dealing with the loss of a loved one. However, my family and I rejoice in knowing that he went peacefully unto the Lord with a smile on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

Randy Cook was a strong man of God, whose love we will hold within our hearts until the day we are reunited. We couldn't have asked for a better husband, father, or papa.

Born Feb. 16, 1957, and a lifelong resident of Apalachicola, Randy was a retired correctional officer, and ministered for the Lord through the Pentecostal Holiness Church's Prison Ministry.

Randy's love continues to live within: His wife Helen, his parents Eloise and Curtis Cook, his son Duane (Amy) Cook, his daughter Nicole (Ryan) Sandoval, his grandchildren, Breanna, Savannah, Victoria, David, and Ryan; his brothers, Wayne (Lynn) Cook, Johnny (Kelly) Turner, and Tim (Karen) Turner. Also many blessed nieces, nephews and cousins.

We know that papa will be awaiting us at the gate with his heavenly song. Until then we will continue to honor his life and love.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, May 6 at the First Pentecostal Church in Apalachicola with interment in Eastpoint Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.