Longtime Member of Legendary Gospel Group the Mighty Clouds of Joy Passes

Michael Cook, a member of the legendary Gospel group the Mighty Clouds of Joy for more than 20 years died Friday morning July 18th as a result of a massive coronary. He was 46. He is survived by his wife Valerie and 3 children, ages 8, 11 and 16.

The Mighty Clouds of Joy are three time Grammy award winners & Gospel Music Hall of Fame members. Formed in 1960 in Los Angeles the Mighty Clouds retain two original members, Joe Ligon & Richard Wallace. Michael had been a member for over two decades.

Long time member Joe Ligon commented today, “Michael Cook was a dedicated member of The Mighty Clouds of Joy for 24 years before his untimely passing on July 18th. When Mike joined the group, he fit our vocal style like a glove. Over the years, however, he took that style to a new level. He was my vocal backbone in the group. He was a people person. He loved everyone. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”

Funeral arrangements:
Thursday, July 24th – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Michael Cook Tribute Living Waters Worship Center
8262 Lokus Road Odenton, MD 21113 (410) 672-4260

Friday, July 25th – 9:00 AM 11:00 AM viewing, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM service
Reid Temple AME Church
11400 Glenn Dale Boulevard
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
(301) 352-1758

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Michael Cook Trust Fund at any Bank of America Branch. This will go to the welfare of his children.

Please send all cards to Valerie Cook, PO Box 273, Jessup, MD 20794 http://www.MightyCloudsOfJoy.com

SOURCE EMI Gospel