Melissa ‘Missy’ Cookson

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, at 7:48 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE – Melissa “Missy” Cookson, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 9, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1968, in Dover-Foxcroft, daughter of Bryon and Rose Saunders.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Cookson Jr.; four children, Sarah Saunders, Heather Saunders, Larry Cookson III and Kymber Cookson; three brothers, Donnie Tibbetts, Terry Saunders and Dean Munson; two sisters, Tammy Philbrook and Nikki Chase; parents; grandson, Wyatte Saunders; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandmother, Betty Daggett; stepbrother, Michael Curtis; and sister, Lisa Saunders.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cambridge Memorial Garden Cemetery, Route 152, Ripley Road, Cambridge, with Pastor Sam McKeen officiating. A reception will be at Cambridge Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an account in her name at Maine Highland Federal Credit Union. For a complete obituary and guest register, go to