Wilma Etta Davis Cope
by Kim Swindell Wood | May 3, 2018 3:00 pm
Wilma Etta Davis Cope went peacefully to be with the Lord, on May 1, 2018, while at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital.
Mrs. Cope was born Sept. 19, 1930, in the Bon Air community, of White County, to Chester Levon Davis and Ruby Beatrice Davis.
She was married to Willie Hebron Cope, on Dec. 20, 1946, in Rossville, Georgia. Mr. Cope passed away April 27, 1985 – a decorated veteran of the United States Army 36th Division in World War II in the European Theater of Operations.
Her life’s work was caring for her children and grandchildren. She loved gardening, flowers, fishing, crocheting, and traveling with her family.
Mrs. Cope was preceded in death by her loving husband; her mother and father; her sister, Nina Geraldine (Gerald) Sheets; and her niece, Nina Joyce.
Survivors include her children, Robert Lee (Susan) Cope, of Mount Juliet, Ronald Eugene Cope, of Sparta; sister, Joyce (James Edward) Land, of Markleville, Indiana; grandchildren, Stacy Lynn (Terry) Chaffin, Tammy Renay (Tracy) Hughes, Tina Renay Cope; step-grandchildren, Wesley, Danielle, Lance, Olivia; and great-grandchildren, Caleb, Emily, Kateland, and Ava.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m., May 6, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Old Bon Air Cemetery. Bro. Rodger McCann will officiate. The family will receive friends noon-3 p.m., May 6, at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the hospital staff at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Old Bon Air Cemetery.
Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.