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Thelma Cooper McDuffie

January 15, 1908 June 19, 2012
Thelma Cooper McDuffie
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Obituary for Thelma Cooper McDuffie

Thelma Cooper McDuffie, 104, of Columbia died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at W.R. Winslow Memorial Home in Elizabeth City. Born January 15, 1908 in Tyrrell County, she was the daughter of the late Commilous Basnight Cooper and Sarah Leary Cooper and was preceded in death by her husband, Neill Patterson McDuffie, Sr.; son, Neill Patterson 'Pat' McDuffie, Jr.; sister, Grace C. McLaughlin; brothers, Camilous Cooper, Charlie Cooper and William Cooper. Mrs. Thelma was a retired administrative assistant with the Tyrrell County Board of Education and was a member of Columbia Baptist Church for eighty-five years. She was much loved by her family and friends and will be cherished in their memories forever. Her family includes her daughter, Judy M. Pearce of Chesapeake, Va.; son, Edward C. 'Eddie' McDuffie and wife Dale of Gatesville, N.C.; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Columbia Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens. Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the Columbia Baptist Church.


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