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Mount Zion Baptist Church
Sunday September 15th, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Mount Zion Baptist Church
Sunday September 15th, 2019
3:00pm - 3:30pm

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Thomas Memorial Cemetery
Sunday September 15th, 2019
3:45pm - 4:00pm

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Shirley Jean Cooper

Shirley Davis Cooper, 75, of the Gateway Community went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. She was born in Jackson County, NC and was a founding member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dillsboro, NC. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; James (Jim) Cooper, one son; Steve Cooper, one grandson; Clay Cooper, her parents; Grady and Viola Davis and one brother; Bryant Davis. 

She is survived by one daughter in law; Jenny Cooper, one granddaughter in law; Stacey Cooper, one great granddaughter; Sophia Cooper, one brother in law; Willard McCoy and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Ashe officiating. Burial will follow in the Thomas Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:00 pm at the church.  

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com 

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family. 

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Jenny - I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. All my love. Beckey

rebecca middleton Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember all the sweet memories you have made through the years. I became a friend to Shirley while going to Cosmetology at Southwestern. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the weeks ahead. Love you, Willa Jean

Willa Jean DeHart Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Cooper

Willa Jean DeHart Sep 15 2019 12:00 AM

Jenny and family, I was blessed to know Shirley and call her a friend. So thankful that one day, we will be together in Heaven. She always had a smile and was a good friend to my Aunt Jane Ward. I loved her and send my sympathy to you. In Christ, Pauline Beck

Pauline Beck Sep 14 2019 12:00 AM

I can only imagine the wonderful celebration you are having in heaven with your dear family and friends. I will miss you dear friend and our talks and praises of the Lord when we talked about heaven. Until we meet again, I love you Miss Shirley.

Libby Stevens Sep 11 2019 12:00 AM

You were a dear member of our family and although it is sad to hear of your passing, we know you are now with our Lord, and your beloved Jim, Steve, and Clay. You will be missed.. Love Bronwyn, Ronnie and Samantha

Bronwyn and Ron Underwood Sep 11 2019 12:00 AM

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