Charles Cookson

Obituary of Charles Richard Cookson

Charles Richard Cookson, 86, passed away on May 19, 2023 from prostate cancer. Even though illness took him away from this world, his cheerful smile, endless optimism, and love of life left a beacon of light for his family and all in the community. He is predeceased by his first wife Nubia Rezende Cookson. He is survived by his second wife Patricia Cookson, three children from his first marriage; Ricardo Cookson of Miami, Florida, Charles Cookson II of Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Marcela Boudjemaa of Sterling, Virginia and grandchildren Talia Boudjemaa, Izabela Cookson, Marina Cookson and Conrado Cookson and his brother Forrest Cookson of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

On his many long walks with the family dog “Juno” Charlie stopped to talk to everyone. He was a neighborhood ambassador; he knew nearly every person and dog on Callawassie Island. He loved Beethoven, Puccini, and William Butler Yeats. Charlie excelled at Bridge. The only short-lived annoyance in his thirty-six year marriage to Pat arose from their daily rounds of highly competitive domino games. Charlie was in every way the perfect husband; kind, considerate, and loving.

His life should be celebrated for his dedication to improving the lives of others. He did not take the easy path.He was an important person to so many people, especially children. His passion was early childhood literacy and tutoring in Beaufort County. He worked tirelessly to make his tutoring project a success so that the children of Beaufort County might improve their reading skills and develop a love of books.

Donations to directly support Charlie’s efforts can be made to:

Palmetto Project

Attention: Charles Cookson Memorial

6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100

North Charleston, SC 29406

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