When Anthony Cook and his group first got in a boat crash, he immediately called his parents, Beverly And Keith Cook. “We can’t find Mallory. They can’t find Mallory,” these were the only words Anthony could tell them. Beverly and Keith then rushed to the scene and thus became one of the first family members to arrive and speak to officials.
Below, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Anthony Cook’s parents.
Who Are Anthony Cook Parents?
Anthony Cook was born to his parents, Beverly and Keith Cook. They first came across Mallory Beach when she was just three or four years old while they were actively working on their job of building her family’s home. These two clans then connected, which soon evolved into their children literally growing up together and falling hard in love.
“[Mallory] brought out a side to him that we had not seen,” Beverly said in the documentary Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.
Sadly, everything changed on the dreadful night of February 24, 2019, as Beverly and Keith received a call from Anthony saying that their group had been in a boat crash. “Obviously, when you get a call in the middle of the night, you know something’s wrong,” Beverly said.
So, Anthony’s parents immediately rushed to the scene to console their shaken son and also to coordinate with other parents in search of Mallory.
For those of you wondering, Anthony refused to leave Mallory behind. Thus, his parents went to the scene rather than heading to the hospital like every other parent. “[He] stayed there all day long,” Keith stated before Beverly followed up, “He didn’t want to leave. Every day, Anthony would go down to the water. He would talk to her and pray. That day, I heard him tell one of his friends, ‘I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but if she came walkin’ up outta this water right now, I’d marry her today. I’d take her and marry her right now.’”
Unfortunately, Mallory never came out that night. Her body was only recovered eight days later. Rumors had that the search took so long because of the Murdaugh family as it was young Paul Murdaugh driving the boat out of his mind drunk.
Meet Beverly Cook, Anthony Cook Mother
Anthony Cook’s mother Beverly Cook is the daughter of Cecil Freeman and Bonnie. She has two paternal uncles and seven siblings/cousins. Sadly, her grandmother Mary Alice Mixson Freeman passed away on July 30, 2012, at the age of 81.
After Mallory Beach passed away, Beverly took to her FB to share her thoughts about the matter. In the post, she recalled the times, she had to force her son away from the bridge where they spent that entire week in anguish during the search for sweet Mallory. She also added that the event has hurt her and nothing she can do to help ease that pain.
But over the years, Beverly has learned even if we know our loved ones are in Heaven, we who are left behind are still simply human. And as humans, we must grieve. “The grieving process is different in nature & in length for everyone. Certain reminders, like today, can cause that process to resurface, even when we think we’ve moved into a “somewhat” better place,” she explained.
Also, before ending her post, she mentioned that she was very thankful for the time she had with Mallory
Beverly Cook Age
Beverly Cook was born in November 1972. That made her 50 years of age in 2023.
This also means Beverly had Anthony when she was at most 27.
On Anthony’s birthday (i.e February 26) 2021, Beverly took to her FB to write, “Shouting Happy Birthday to my favorite lineman & favorite son❣️Hope you have a wonderful day full of love & laughter. You deserve it.”
Beverly Cook Job
Beverly Cook is a member of the Hampton County Board of Elections and Voter Registration. Bedoes that we don’t have any information about her job.
Is Beverly Cook On Instagram?
Sadly, we couldn’t find her on Instagram.
But here’s her Facebook @beverly.cook.549.
Meet Keith Cook, Anthony Cook Father
Keith Cook is Anthony Cook’s father who rushed to the scene to console his son. He’s featured on Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.
Keep reading to learn more.
Keith Cook Age
Keith Cook was 51 years of age in 2023.
He is a year older than his wife Beverly.
Keith Cook Job
Keith Cook didn’t reveal his job.
Is Keith Cook On Instagram?
Like his wife, Keith wasn’t on Instagram.
Where Do Anthony Cook Parents Reside Now?
Anthony’s parents resided in Hampton, South Carolina as of 2023.
Are Anthony Cook Parents Still Married?
Yes, Anthony’s parents are still married.
How Many Children Do Anthony Cook Parents Have?
Anthony’s parents share two kids — Anthony and a daughter named Chandler Cook.
Their daughter, Chandler was born in April 1995. She attended Thomas Heyward Academy and Spartanburg Methodist College and started her career as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at Lowcountry Urgent Care. A few years later, she then took on the job of a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) at SC House Calls.
The last we checked, Chandler was engaged to Josh Smiley. They also share a beautiful daughter named Emery.
Did you know: Mallory was there when Emery was born. Anthony’s mother still has a video of everyone waiting in the lobby.