April 14, 1928 - April 2, 2020
Mary Ann Loper, of Laurel, passed from this life April 2, 2020 at her home. A private memorial service was held April 4, 2020 at Memorial Gardens. She was born April 14,1928. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel L.”Leffie” and Bertie Ruth Lightsey Berry, her husband, Chalmis M. "Champ" Loper, a brother, Sam Berry, her sister, Nell Brashier, and a special niece, Jackie Brashier Hicks. She is survived by two daughters; Gaye Napier (Tom) and Beth Windham (Wilson) and a brother, Wayne H. Berry (Frances), and sister-in-law, Cherry Berry. She also leaves six grandchildren; Brandie Napier Sharpe (Grant), Kacie Napier Walters (Zachary), Marcie Napier, Hope Windham Brownlee (Ed), Weston Windham and Faith Windham. Also nine great grandchildren; Anna Kate Sharpe, Mary Hollis Sharpe, Henson Sharpe, Ramsie Sharpe, Hatten Brownlee, Hance Brownlee, Veda Walters, Bessie Walters and Weylon Windham. Surviving nieces and nephews are; Gale Cooley, Beverly Burroughs (Bo), Dianna Mosley (Lamar), Randy Berry (Leah), Eric Berry, Andrea Livingston (Mark), Diane Jones (Steve), Lea Ann Hutto (Eddie), Steve Loper (Amy). She is also survived by several special family members; Jenny Pittman, Lisa Windham (Thad), Fred Pittman (Brenda) Jeff Pittman, and a God son, Mark Weaver (Cathy). Mary Ann, kindly known as ‘Sweet Mimi’, was always the spirit of Love, compassion and kindness. A retired teacher after over 30 years, she taught at Calhoun, Prentiss, Mason and Shady Grove. A sincere love for children, their education and their salvation is her legacy. Everyone who knew her~ loved her. She had way of making every person seem very special, and they were. An exceptional cook and hostess, her kitchen was open and sweet tea and coffee was always being served. Mary Ann was an active member of Highland Baptist Church for many years. Many will miss her. She was cared for in her home by her family and her caregivers Darlene Blackburn and Tajuana Jackson. Mimi loved Darlene and Tajuana dearly. The family especially thanks the staff of Deaconess Hospice, particularly the nurses, Heather, Brittney, and Danielle who were exceptional. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to Gene Douglas by Faith Ministries, 320 J.P. Parker Road, Laurel, Mississippi 39443 or Highland Baptist Church, 2513 North Seventh Ave., Laurel, Mississippi 39440. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
Mary Ann Loper, of Laurel, passed from this life April 2, 2020 at her home. A private memorial service was held April 4, 2020 at Memorial Gardens. She was born April 14,1928. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel L.”Leffie”... View Obituary & Service Information
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