udge Marcia G. Cooke, who spent 18 years as a federal judge in Miami and was the first Black female to serve in that position in the state of Florida, died Friday at the age of 68.
he Miami Herald reported Cooke died in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan with her family. She had returned to the city in recent weeks after struggling for months with inoperable cancer. She was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach last summer and underwent surgery after suffering a pulmonary embolism on a trip.
graduate of Georgetown University and Wayne State University’s
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