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Obituary for Susie H Cooper (McCormick)

Susie H. McCormick Cooper, 94, of 631 Cooper Ridge, Vanceburg, KY went to be with her Lord on 1/31/24 following a brief illness. Her family was at her bedside when the angels called to take her home. Susie was born to Hobart and Bessie Wolfford (Cassidy) McCormick on August 17, 1929 at Rooney, KY.

Susie was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 62 years, Wade Cooper. She is survived by her daughter, Dottie Ann Carper (J.D. – deceased) also of Cooper Ridge and son, Jerry (Dinah) of New Port Richey, FL. She was also blessed with loving extended family. She had 4 grandchildren – Kammie Tackett (Bryan), John Carper (Jeannie), Jennifer Mathis (Ritchie) and Allison Horsley (Mark). She had 14 great-grandchildren – Chris Tackett (deceased) Ashley Wall, Jo Anna Tackett, Zane Carper, Brett Webb, Austin Marshall, Jessie Tackett, Drew Mathis, Hunter Marshall, Aliyah Horsley, Kara Mathis, Laura Horsley, Kaelyn Mathis and Aaron Horsley. She was also blessed with 6 great-grandchildren – Hendrix Wall, Brandon Tackett, Alexis Wall, and Hudson, Carson and Jaxson Marshall. Besides being preceded in death by her parents, she was also preceded in death by her six sisters – Lois Rodgers, Fern Rodgers, Ida Mae Rodgers, Minnie Stamper, Alta Smith and Phyllis Bantner. A host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews round out her loving family. She is also survived by her faithful cat, Lady. Susie will be sadly missed by all.

Susie lived an extremely full life and was considered to be “one of a kind” and will definitely be irreplaceable. Besides caring for her family, she worked at the sewing factory in Olive Hill 42 years making blue jeans. She also worked alongside her husband and family on their farm raising tobacco and other crops. Susie could “work circles” around even the men. She worked daylight until well after dark making sure everyone she loved was taken care of. She loved being outside and was frequently seen sitting on the porch or in a glider in her yard reading a book. She loved flowers and worked tirelessly in her yard to make her home pretty. She even won an award by the US Postal Service for having the “Mailbox of the Year” on her mail route for the flowers she planted around her mailbox. Everyone will always remember how much she loved her family (especially the kids) and friends and would do anything she could for them. She never failed to tell you that she “loved you”. Her influence on her family will forever be felt. The memories held by all who knew and loved her will keep her forever in their hearts.

Susie will be laid to rest at the Cooper Cemetery adjacent to the farm owned by her family. Funeral proceedings will be held at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, KY on Saturday, February 3. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following.