Friday, August 30, 2013
Brenda Kay Cooper Ethridge, age 56, of Andrews, the widow of Bobby Joe Ethridge, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, August 26, 2013, at McLeods Hospital.
Mrs. Ethridge was born the daughter of William Dempsey Cooper and Dorothy Mae Martin Cooper on June 3, 1957 in Williamsburg County.
She was a foster parent to many young children in the Mentor Foster Care System.
She committed her life to acts of selfless giving and an unconditional love for her family to earn her the distinguished title – Beloved Mother.
Bobby and Brenda were married January 30, 1976, and celebrated 36 years together.
From their blessed union were born two children, Betty Jo Ethridge and Amy M. (Mikey) Jones; and seven grandchildren, Taylor, Austin, Shane, Waylon, Katey, Ethan, and Jamie.
She leaves behind three brothers, William Lindrow Cooper, Charles Cooper, and Gerald Cooper; and a sister, Betty Fund.
Mrs. Ethridge was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Ernest Cooper.
Funeral services was held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at The Christian Fortress Church.
Interment followed in the Andrews Memorial Cemetery, directed by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in the Andrews Chapel.
McKenzie Funeral Home was honored to serve the Ethridge family.
Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.
Robert Phillip Sr.
Robert Joseph Phillips Sr., age 67, of Andrews died on Friday, August 30, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in the Trinity United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ben M. Gafford
The full obituary may be viewed and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.WilliamsburgFuneralHome.com.