Mary Carolyn Meek Cooley

Mary Carolyn Meek Cooley
COOPER — Mary Carolyn Meek Cooley, 65, was released from the shackles of her earthly form Saturday, July 10, 2010, and is now resting peacefully in heaven after almost a decade of battling a chronic lung disease.

A celebration of her life will be held at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Delta Funeral Home in Cooper. The service will be officiated by Joe Smith, and is an opportunity for family and friends to share memories will be offered.

She was born in Bonham on Sept. 23, 1944. She lived in Ravenna until she met and married the father of her two daughters, James Thomas Cooley. She lived in and around Dallas for several years until she moved to Pecan Gap, where she lived for the last 36 years of her life. She loved her children, grandchildren, her great-grandson and family and friends. She also enjoyed animals, the Texas Longhorns, sports, her work and co-workers at Sherwood Medical, and spending countless hours online playing games and communicating with people around the world.

By all that knew her she will be remembered as an avid supporter of her grandchildren’s endeavors, as Grandma Cooley or Grandma Cool, and for her wisdom, jovial personality and her capacity to love.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Ethridge Meek; mother, Letha Marie Jacobs Meek; and her brothers, James Womack and Gerald Meek.

She will be remembered as Mother by her daughter, Charlotte Moses and husband, David Moses, of Ben Franklin, and as Mama by her daughter, Tammie Edwards and husband, Terry Edwards, of Missouri City.

Within the hearts of her grandchildren, Cody Huie and Jeffery Hooten of Austin, Mandi Moses of Round Rock, Traye Moses and her great-grandson, Tyler Moses of Ben Franklin, Grandma will forever live.

Her brothers and sisters, Kenneth Womack of Bonham, Bob Womack of Kaufman, Ray “Butch” Meek of Ector, Jean Jones of Odessa, Paula Smith of McKinney, were blessed with years of precious memories that they will carry with them throughout the remainder of their lives.

Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Mary Cooley. Donations can be made online at or by mailing a check made payable to the American Lung Association to Mary Cooley, PO Box 182, Pecan Gap, TX 75469.

Published July 14, 2010

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