Esther Pearl Cooper Tackett

Published 1:45 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014


Esther Pearl Cooper Tackett, age 92, of Marion Junction, AL, passed away August 19, 2014.

Esther was born in Demopolis, AL on March 27, 1922. She was the third of four children born to Anson Wood Cooper and Alma Pearl McElroy Cooper. She grew up in Demopolis, graduating from Demopolis High School in 1940. After graduation, she became a Registered Nurse, graduating from St. Margaret’s School of Nursing in Montgomery, AL. In 1959, she married James Louis Tackett and he preceded her in death in 1984.

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“MeMe’s” greatest joy in life was her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Anne Tackett of Selma, Elizabeth Tackett Griffin (Edward) of Marion Junction, Teresa Tackett Willett (Dennis) of Millbrook, Susan Tackett Hunter (Robert) of Selma; grandchildren, Stephen Kincaid Hunter (Julie), Jason Cooper Hunter (Nikki), Julia Griffin Parris (Matthew), Deborah Elizabeth Griffin, Edward Lamar Griffin, Jr. (Micha), Pamela Griffin Arroyo (Marco); great-grandchildren Emily, Sam, Jackson, Witt, Pacey, Cort, Tristan, Tucker, Nikole, Katherine, Christian, and Marco. She is also survived by her sister, Annie Ruth Cooper Stephens of Metarie, LA; nieces and nephews, William Van Tassel (Mary Blair), Joyce VanTassel Mawhinney (Art), Michael Anson Cooper (Susan), Angela Cooper Allen (William), Julie Stephens and Jane Stephens and a number of great nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Esther was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Wood Tackett; brother, Anson Wood Cooper, Jr.; sister, Alma Wood Cooper; grandson, Adam Louis Griffin.

We are extremely thankful for and grateful to her wonderful caregivers and friends “Angel” Willett, Geneva Frith, Everline Pope and Melissa Stokes and to her Courtyard Apartment family. They are forever in our hearts and family for their gracious loving care of MeMe.

Visitation will be Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Lawrence Brown Funeral Home. Memorial services will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Marion Junction Methodist Church with Rev. Cory Horton officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to Teen Challenge, 3888 County Road 261, Jones, AL 36749.