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Mary Jane Cooper

May 21, 1928 — November 23, 2023

Holladay, TN

Mary Jane Cooper, 95 of Holladay, TN passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023 at AHC Decatur Co. Mrs. Cooper was born on May 21, 1928 in Burke County, NC to the late William Henry Swink and Annie Speagle Swink. She was also preceded in death by her husband James Cooper, daughter Elizabeth Douglas, brothers R.G. Swink, Alvin Swink, Calvin Swink, William Swink, John Swink Leroy Smith, sisters Eva Carswell, and Nellie Blackwelder. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and member of Holladay Baptist Church. In her earlier years she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Blood Drive.  She was a supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, giving monetarily when she was able but also cutting out and sending thousands of paper dolls and clothes for the children to play with. She loved to garden and tend to her flowers beds. She always made sure that visitors didn’t leave without some of her flower bulbs. Cooking biscuits and gravy was one of her specialties her family will always remember. She loved her family like no other, she was our rock. She loved her friends and her community. Her name was Jane Cooper but most knew her lovingly as grandma.

Survived by:

Sons: Gary (Karen) Cooper of Jackson, TN

          Larry (Sabrina) Cooper of Holladay, TN

Daughter: Ruthie (David) Boroughs of Parsons, TN

Sister: Hazel Dellinger of Morganton, N.C.

Son-In-Law: Harold Douglas of Holladay, TN

Grandchildren: Melissa Douglas, Marty (Renee) Douglas, Stephanie (Chris) Williams, Nick (Whitney) Cooper, Will (Ashley) Boroughs, Maggie Boroughs

Great Grandchildren: Storm (Brenden) Taylor, Taylor (Hayley) Douglas, Cooper Cruzen, Boyce Cooper

Great Great Grandchild: Iris Taylor

Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 11:00-2:00 pm at Oakdale Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 2 PM at Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Holladay Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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