Ersie Cordelia Cooper of Vonore, widow of Lee Willard Cooper, went home to be with her Lord 5:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at home. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
She was 92.
Preceded in death by: her husband, Lee Willard Cooper; infant son, Randy Lee Cooper; granddaughter, Sharon Butler; parents, Emery and Mary Self; sisters, Bessie Bibee and Lucy Hill; and brothers, Lawson and Bill Self.
Survivors include: eight children, daughters and spouses, Shirley and John Butler of Madisonville, Peggy and Alvin Thomas, Lovonda and Jim Fowler of Vonore, Darlene and Robert Russell of Loudon; sons and spouses, Ronnie and Molly Cooper, Reece and Cindy Cooper of Madisonville, Randal and Danny Cooper of Vonore;
Several special nieces and nephews;
Her church family;
The caring staff of Amedisys Hospise of Sweetwater.
Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Robinson, Rev. John Butler, and Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.