We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pippin Funeral Home
Audrey Mae Cousins born on December 28, 1941 lived a full life. Audrey’s life started difficult as a child, being separated from her mother at an early age. Later in Audrey’s life she was transferred to the Camden-Wyoming area where she had a foster mother who taught her how to cook. Yes, like them yeast rolls. Audrey went to school and met her husband of 18 years, John Lee Cousins. From this union there were 6 living children. Audrey continued and was a good mother and a good wife. After their marriage they later moved to Camden and she worked for Pizzadili, under Momma and Papa Pizzadili and later Tony and Pete. Audrey’s working career went from working at Howard Johnsons, to Dover Air Force Base the Officers Club where she became main cook and a chef. Audrey was asked at that time to go to Washington D.C to train others how to bring the Officers Clubs out of the red, because she did that for Dover Air Force Base, but turned it down because that would have been extensive travel and she did not want to leave her 6 children.
Audrey worked hard to find a home and purchased property and built her first home, which took her many years to get into because of the hardship the builder caused her, nevertheless, her faith and strength kept her going strong and in the Power of the MOST HIGH GOD and her LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST.
Audrey worked at the Dover Air Force Base Officers club until she was injured during a Mother’s Day event. Later after many surgeries and many other changes in her life, after some healing she dedicated her time to her love for planting and farming when she could. Audrey loved her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her brothers and her sisters. Audrey looked after many people, her foster-brother, and her god-mother.
Audrey loved going to the Kent County Levy Court building before the holidays and give deals on sweet potatoes, greens, strawberries and making pies. After years of a full life, Audrey had open heart surgery and it went downhill from there. Audrey was strong in body and spirit, and while recovering she suffered, sugar comma, COVID 19, Ammonia, but bounced back and made it to 80!!! Audrey often asked her daughters “When will my FATHER come and take me home?” Their answer was “When HE is ready for you; HE will send HIS Angels for you”. That time came on June 20, 2022 at 3:30pm, she took her last breath when her sister Bishop Doris Redding was praying for her and kissing her. Audrey transitioned from this life into the care of THE MOST HIGH GOD.
Audrey is pre-deceased by her mother Margaret Porter-Redding and her father Prophet Emanuel Redding Sr., a brother-William Porter (Nink), sister – Beverly Wilson, brother- Branson Redding (Brant) sister Teresa Redding, sister- Joanne Lise Kilgoe (Lisa), husband 18 years John Lee Cousins.
Audrey leaves to mourn in birth order, Audrey Maria Stanford (Bruce), Joslynn L. Cousins-McNair, Kim A. Cousins, Timothy L. Cousins, Christine L. Cousins, Tarra Anna Cousins- White (Robert),
Jo’Andrew D. Cousins (grandson/son)
God-daughter Vivian and niece-daughter Tasha Redding.
Grand-children JoAndrew (Christin), Michael J. Stanford (Antoinette), Christopher Cousins (Sequena) Stephani Jackson, Isaiah Cousins, Anastacia Cousins. Five great-grand’s- Jazmyne Stanford, Little Gene Jackson Jr., Jade Jackson, Christopher Cousins Jr. (CJ), Virginia Cousins, Gladys Cousins.
Audrey leaves also sister Bishop Doris J. Redding, brother- Emanuel Redding Jr., sister-Evangelist Bonnie White, sister- Vina Henry, brother-Norval Redding, brother – David Treadway.
Audrey a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, especially Cousin Naomi and Wallace Galloway a beloved and a dear friend Cathy Moore.
There are many other friends, relatives that are just too many to mention, but she loved you all and her words were always, I pray for everybody.