Cockerham, Virginia Sue (Moore)

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November 21, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Cockerham, Virginia Sue (Moore)

After a life well lived, Virginia “Ginger” Moore Cockerham passed peacefully on October 8, 2017 in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 75. She was an extraordinary lady who lived an extraordinary life.  She was born on November 21, 1941 in Harrison, Arkansas to Clay and Lurie Moore.  She grew up with the love and adoration of her parents and brother.  After two years at the University of Arkansas, she left to become a farmer’s wife and incredible mother.  She later returned to school to get her degree and after teaching several years, she became a successful business woman.

Although life was not always easy, Ginger was unfailingly positive in spirit, and optimistic by nature. Her guiding Bible verse was:  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11.  She not only saw hope for herself, but she saw it in others, even when they couldn’t.  She helped so many others to find their plans and see their hope.

Ginger always made the world around her a better place. She lit up every room she entered and every face she met.  Few ever forgot Ginger Cockerham after meeting her even once.

She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a fantastic grandmother (Gram), a loyal sister, and a friend and mentor to many. How she loved her family and friends and showered them with that love.   Ginger transitioned gracefully throughout all phases of her life.  She was a precocious child, an excellent student, a loving mother at twenty, a devoted grandmother at forty, an inspiring teacher and then a successful business woman and author.   She brought boundless joy and energy to all of these phases of her life.

She excelled as a well-known Business Coach, inspiring her many clients to achieve their goals. She was designated a Master Coach, on the Board of the International Coaching Federation, profiled in the London Times, where she authored a weekly column, and the author of two coaching books.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 54 years, Steve Cockerham. She is survived by her four children and their families:  Stephen Cockerham, his wife Kristi and three daughters Kate, Maggie, and Emma; Courtney Rader, her husband John and three children Chris, and his wife Katherine, Caroline, and her husband Nicholas, and William; Casey Cockerham and his wife Alicia Zatcoff; and Ginny Cohen, her husband Josh and four sons Jacob, Austin, Ethan and Luke.  She was the great grandmother of Chris’ two sons, Garrison and Caeden.  She is also survived by her brother Clay Moore and twelve nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.

Ginger will be sorely missed among the living, but welcomed gloriously in heaven.

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Alison Hendren

October 19, 2017 5:23PM

Saddened to hear this news. Ginger was such a bright light and I always enjoyed connecting with her at the ICF Conferences. Wise and positive with a GREAT sense of humour and fun! I remember her speaking so proudly of her family and with such love.

Rev. Dr. James S Vuocolo

October 18, 2017 11:15AM

Ginger was a gentile soul with a tenacious spirit for the welfare of others. As a coaching colleague and friend, she was generous and kind. I'm certain our loss is Heaven's gain.

Sara Arbel

October 18, 2017 6:34AM

I first met Ginger at the CoachU faculty cruise. The first thing that attracted me to her personality was her very graceful,princess like appearance, she had this Royal persona. I remember how much we laughed when she tried to teach me (an Israeli)the Texan accent. I tried to imitate her unsuccessful and she kept bursting in laughter. She will always stay in my memories as an outstanding Lady. May she rest in peace.

Dotty Sonnemaker

October 17, 2017 8:37PM

A beautiful soul has graced heavens gate. Aunt Ginger was loved by so many and a light everywhere she went. It is sad to say goodbye. My condolences to all of the Cockerhams, she will be missed by every single one of you but the memories will live on. Love to all of you.

Cathy Gillespie

October 16, 2017 9:17PM

Ginger was my first coach. I was so lucky to have found her! She ultimately inspired me to become a coach.

Philip Cohen

October 16, 2017 6:37PM

I will always remember Ginger for her contributions to the coaching community and for her big heart and bigger smile. I miss her.

Simone Peer

October 16, 2017 5:09PM

I haven't seen Ginger in many years, I thought of her just recently. She was a memorable woman, a lady, a blessing, someone who made this world a much kinder place. To her family and dear friends, I offer condolences. May your loving memories cushion your heart.

Donna Coulson

October 16, 2017 5:01PM

I worked with Ginger at Coach U since 1999 and found her such a dynamic person. She influenced and lifted my spirits and taught me how to conduct group coaching. I'm so sad to hear of her passing here on earth. I won't forget her presence among we coaches. Thank you Ginger and RIP.

Donna Condo

October 15, 2017 4:43PM

As a teenager, I visited their family home many times, being a friend of oldest son, Steve, as well as other classmates. She always had a warm welcome for us and always inquired of how we were doing. She was a homeroom mom from time to time.

Lue Ann Teal

October 15, 2017 12:18PM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Aunt Ginger always had a smile and a contagious laugh. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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