Chong Cooley

February 7, 1949 - May 25, 2016

02/07/1949 - 05/25/2016

Past Services

Tuesday May 31, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Tuesday May 31, 2016
12:00 pm

Chong Cooley. 67, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
She was a chef at the Kings Mill Resort.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Dennis Cooley; her two daughters, Charleen Price and husband, Jeff, Joann Monahan and husband, Steven; her sister, Lee Rees and husband, Harold; her other siblings in Korea; and her two grandchildren, Jason Wayne Price and Kamryn Monahan.
The family will receive friends 11 am Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel followed by memorial service at 12 Noon. A reception will be held at the funeral home after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
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Stephanie Cogley
7 years ago

God gained an angel and now she’s watching over you all. I will always remember when she had me perm her hair every 6 months. I have so many wonderful memories of you all and will cherish them forever. Take care

Barbara Wells
7 years ago

I did not have the pleasure of meeting you Chong, but do know your wonderful daughter Charlene. After reading the other posts, it’s clear to see she must take after you. So I know your passing must be leaving a great void in so many lives, and numerous hearts are breaking because you have gone. May your friends and family find strength in each other through this difficult time.

Cornelius Glover-Peeples
7 years ago

Rest peacefully in heaven Ms Chong. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing you long, it’s evident how sweet and kind you were. Of the two months I’ve been with Kingsmill, you’ve fed me on numerous occasions. Your unique talents and skills will certainly be unparalleled; I’ve watched you create masterpieces in utter amazement. You were always helpfull and kind to me and I Thank You for that.
To the family, I offer my sincerest condolences for surely you all are well aware of the jewel she was. Through these difficult times, I pray that God brings you strength, comfort, and peace.

-Chef Cornelius Glover-Peeples

Rosalind Francy,and family
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss,gone so soon and will never be forgotten. She was a very nice lady and a very helpful person,from the family at 517 N. Trellis Court

Rosalind Francy
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss,may you and your family find peace.

JoAnn Elavsky
7 years ago

Heaven has certainly gained another angel. I am so fortunate to have known and to work with such a gentle and kind soul at the commissary. I know you will be missed terribly around there. See you on the other side my friend. Rest in paradise dear angel.

Mark Hopson
7 years ago

What a wonderful example of a Human Being, kind heart, gracious, and always greeted everyone with a loving smile everyday she came to worked at Fort Eustis Commissary. I (baggers) will certainly miss her so much. I am so greatful to have met her and worked with her at the Commissary. Thanks to the family for sharing such a wonder lady(Mother) with us. God Bless all of you during this very hard time,. And just remember she is resting now from her labor.

7 years ago

My heartfelt condolences to Chong’s family. May you find comfort and peace in the precious memories of your wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, and by trusting and relying on the God of all comfort (Psalm 83:18) who is close to the broken-hearted, saving those who are crushed in spirits.

Steve Mccomb
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss she will be dearly missed.

7 years ago

I know you are listening and watching over your family. Thank you for raising a wonderful woman who I consider to be my best friend. I know all the things I love about are are thanks to you