October 22, 1938 – December 24, 2020
Funeral Service for Betty Cooper Stuart, 82 years old, will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2pm with Rev. Craig Burkhalter. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2pm at the funeral home on Sunday.
Mrs. Stuart died on December 24th at her home in Georgiana. After a valiant fight with dementia, lymphoma, and heart failure while being surrounded by her family she went home to be with her Heavenly Father.
Throughout her life, she shared her patient, kind, and thoughtful heart and soul with her family and friends. She possessed a contagious smile and an enduring faith. This nurturing love was a constant rock for her sisters: Barbara, Brenda and Belinda.
Married 55 years to Truman together they raised five children. Possessing a strong and dedicated work ethic, she worked for Nightingale Sewing Factory in her early years by day and helped her parents, at night, at Cooper’s Bar-B-Que in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
After a job transfer for Truman they moved to Shelby County raising their children until their retirement. Upon retiring, they moved back to her childhood home in Georgiana. She loved going to the beach, listening to music, and dancing. Especially, when her children taught her line dancing. Upon a visit with our parents, we learned that at night they would sing “Willie” songs together when they thought no one was listening.
One of her greatest joys was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
The family is grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, food, and support from their family and community.
A special thank you to Southern Care Hospice Services for the kindness and loving support from their staff during this difficult time.
She was preceded in death by her parents: John William Ernest and Gladys Cooper; siblings: Charles Cooper and William Morris Cooper.
She is survived by her spouse: Truman Stuart; children: Johnny Stapleton (Sheila), Tony Stapleton (Darlene), Sherri Stapleton Jones, Michael Stuart, Kristi Stuart Turner (Kevin); thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Cody Stapleton, Andrew Gibson, Stone Turner, Sam Turner, Mathew Stuart, Jake Stapleton, Garrett Jones, Zac Stuart, and Heath Stuart.
- Cody Stapleton
- Andrew Gibson
- Stone Turner
- Sam Turner
- Mathew Stuart
- Jake Stapleton
- Garrett Jones
- Zac Stuart
- Heath Stuart
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