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Betty Lou Cooper

January 24, 1935 - November 16, 2023

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SURGOINSVILLE – Betty Lou Cooper, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Betty was born on January 24, 1935, to her late parents, James Mitchell, and Nannie Ellen Rhoton. She was of the Methodist faith and was a member at Amis Chapel United Methodist Church. She was very active in her church and loved her church family dearly. Betty loved people, she was good to every person she met, and her heart was full of love for everyone. She was a housewife most of her life. She helped on the farm and doing yard work which she loved. Her giving, and kind spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Cooper; sister, Jean Parker; brothers, Audley, James Mitchell “J.M.”, and Gilbert Rhoton.
She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ellen Jones (Larry), Lois Hood (Earl), Barbara Bishop (Charles), and Nell Johnson (Bob); sister, Pat Rhoton brothers, Ed (Teresa), Wayne (Linda, deceased), and Delmer Rhoton (Denisa); adopted daughters, Susan Chambers (Sean), and Stacie Hill Looney (Thomas); like adopted son, Fayne Cooper (Joan); her little angel, granddaughter, Sydney Chambers; as well as many extended family members, church family, and dear friends.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2023, at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home or anytime at Mrs. Susan Chamber’s home. The funeral Service will follow in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bill Porter and Pastor Mike Cutsaw officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Bethel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM to go in procession.