LOTTSBURG—Nancy Stevens Cooper, our beautiful sister, mother and grandmother, went home to the angels on Sunday, June 20, 2021, after a too-short bout with lung cancer.
Born 84 years ago in Oklahoma City, Okla., Nancy was the second daughter of Franklin Barney and Ruth Thompson Stevens.
She grew up in Pine Bluff, Ark., and attended Arkansas A&M College until her marriage to Talbert “Sonny” Cooper (deceased). They lived in Kansas and Oklahoma before returning to Arkansas where she worked for Walmart for 19 years. The Coopers made a number of international trips during their working years.
Nancy spent her retirement years in Lottsburg, where she made many good friends—playing cards, dominos, pickleball (a follow-on to previously being an avid tennis player), and just being a generous, caring person always ready to help others. Her faith was strong and she lived a good life to the fullest.
She is survived by sister, Patricia Stevens Curlin, Lottsburg; and sons, John Stevens Cooper, Lottsburg, and Scott Douglas Cooper, daughter-in-law, Lisa Cooper, and grandchildren, Logan Stevens and Macie Cooper of London, England. She was much loved by her niece, Kimberly Curlin Wettroth and family, John, Travis and Chelsea of Cary, N.C.; and nephew, James Stevens Curlin and family, Maria and Phaedra of Paris, France.
We will miss her loving smile and sense of humor.
The family greatly appreciates the welcome our friends and neighbors gave Nancy as she became a Virginian. A memorial service and a celebration of Nancy’s life will be held later in the summer.
Welch Funeral Home of Warsaw handled the arrangements.