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Betty Cooper Henderson Meekins - Bolivia

Betty Cooper Henderson Meekins - BoliviaMrs. Betty Cooper Henderson Meekins, age 81, of Bolivia, died Thursday, August 23, 2012.

Mrs. Meekins was born in Briceville, Tennessee on May 15, 1931, daughter of the late Leon Cooper and Clara Johnson Cooper. She was preceded in death by brothers Jim Cooper and Baby Henry, sisters Deloris Elkins, Dorothy Dishman, Baby Lora Jean and grandson Baby Alexander. Mrs. Meekins is also preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, Ferris Henderson Jr. who died in 1978 and her second husband of 23 years Boyd Benton Meekins who died in 2011. She worked as a banquet waitress with Hilton Hotels before retiring and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons William L. Henderson and spouse Linda of Pennsylvania, and Carl J. Henderson and spouse Colleen of New York; one step-son Donnie Ray Meekins of Loris, SC; two daughters Frances Jones and spouse Willie of Bolivia and Suzanne Wofford and spouse Dean of Pittsboro; two step-daughters, Karen Kirkman and spouse James and Sharon Bell and spouse Julian all of Bolivia; one brother Carl Cooper of Ohio; three sisters Ann Hayes of Michigan, Sandra Elliott of Tennessee, and Judy Ross and spouse George of Tennessee; 14 grandchildren, Karla Kelly and spouse Terry, Jamey Braden, Arthur Wofford, Alorra Wofford, Anderson Wofford, Amanda Gomez and spouse Bill, Caitlin Henderson, Lisa Henderson, Shawna Henderson, Donnie Mack Meekins, Boyd Matthew Meekins, Jeremy Bell and spouse Rena, Natali Payne and spouse William, and Nicole Kirkman; six great grandchildren, Noah, Gabriel, Damon, Liam, Myla, and Nya; an expectant great grandson Ethan; loving friends Mary and Steve Sofranak, David Smith, Vicki Sundberg, and Barbara Robinson; and faithful feline companion Bootsie.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, August 30, 2012 in the Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral Service Chapel with Reverend Stephen Raleigh officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bolivia. Pallbearers will be Wendell Knox, Anderson Wofford, Kenneth White, Steve Sofranek, and Edward McKeithan.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice or Brunswick Senior Resources, PO Box 89, Bolivia, NC 28422.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. J. Todd Kornegay, the doctors and staff of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Liberty Hospice especially Nurse Kim Sheppard and Nurse’s Aide Tina Jackson, and the many neighbors who have been so helpful and kind during this difficult time.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport



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