December 1, 1952 ~ October 26, 2009
Prenetta Jean Hooks, lovingly known as Pennie was born to Curtis and Betty Hooks Dec. 1, 1952 and passed away Oct. 26, 2009 at the young age of 56 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Pennie was raised in the Los Angeles area and graduated from the USC School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program where she received the P.A. of the year award during her residency at King/Drew Medical Center. Throughout her career she was a member of the California Association of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
She enjoyed traveling tremendously and visited Washington D.C., Louisiana, Chicago, New Jersey, France, England, the Bahamas, Mexico and many other places. She also enjoyed shopping, traveling, sun bathing, reading, keeping up with current events and politics, visiting museums, jazz concerts and dancing.
She is survived by her mother Betty "Dee" Cole, significant other Darryl Ford, siblings, Deniece Rout, Lee Cook, Tammi McPhee, and Weldon Cook Jr. and also leaves behind nieces, nephews, a host of uncles, aunts and cousins in CA, LA, and MS.
She is preceded in death by her Father Curtis Hooks.
A celebration of her life and Memorial Service will be held on Friday November 6, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance, CA. Memorial Services will begin at 10:00 with a short reception to follow at the mortuary.
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