DELLA JANE S. COOPER
Della Jane Sawyer Cooper, 81, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Carolinas Hospital of Florence after an illness. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Marion Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery directed by Richardson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Marion Baptist Church Sanctuary.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Mullins, a daughter of the late Rupert Bissell Sawyer and Katie Lucille Martin Sawyer. She is also predeceased by her husband, Rupert Lavern Cooper and a brother, Rupert Bissell Sawyer, Jr. Mrs. Cooper was long time member of Marion Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She also owned and operated a day care for many years out of her home, later serving at Joyland Daycare at Marion Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her son, Roy B. Cooper and his wife, Dircie of Sunrise, Fl; daughter, Kathy Jane Brown, and her husband, Jimmy, of Marion; sister, Katie Lucille Sawyer of Marion; granddaughters, Mandi B. Rockhill and April B. Traquina; and great-granddaughters, Katie and Belle Rockhill.
Memorials may be made to Marion Baptist Church Mission Projects, C/O Marion Baptist Church, 106 S. Main Street, Marion, SC 29571.