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Dorothy Mildred Weatherred Roop
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1907
Death: Aug. 24, 2010

DOROTHY MILDRED WEATHERRED ROOP was born in Brighton, Tennessee and would have been 103 on October 2, 2010. She was born in 1907 to William Benjamin Weatherred and Mabel Crunk Weatherred. She had three sisters and one brother, Edith Weatherred, Sarah Weatherred, Louise Weatherred Stephenson and William Weatherred. After growing up in Brighton, she met and married the dashing John Wilson Roop of Memphis on May 11, 1929. He was in the automobile business and they lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Memphis where they had four wonderful children. Wilson Jr. (deceased), Henry, Robert and Laura Dee. They lived in the Cooper-Young district until 1956 when they moved to their present home on forty acres south of the airport. Dorothy lived for her family providing them wonderful motherly advice and her delicious meals. She was known for her habit forming salmon croquettes that many said were the best you could get. In 1958, Mr. Roop died suddenly of a heart attack and she was the stalwart one who lived by her principles of love for family and always helping the family in their needs. She was widowed for 52 years and remained active in church work where she was the oldest member of Longstreet United Methodist Church. She and her close friend Etoyle Flowers could be seen on many Sunday mornings with Dorothy at the wheel of her golf cart going across the field to go to Longstreet next door. Even though she didn't drive a car or play golf, everyone at church looked for the "golf cart lady". Her daughter, Laura Dee says her Mother never forgot to share kindness with anyone she met. She also gained the nickname of "Miss Puddin" for making her delicious banana pudding and giving it to so many friends, doctors and church members and also a reputation of not forgetting to send a loving card to her friends on their special occasions. She was a lifelong Christian lady with one of the sweetest smiles and pleasant disposition admired by everyone who knew her. She truly was an example for others to follow the Golden Rule. Enjoying life on her 95th birthday, celebrating with family, she danced the night away with her son-in-law on the Tunica Queen riverboat. She enjoyed traveling with Wilson and Robert to see Hawaii, Seattle/Vancouver and Yellowstone National Park. She also enjoyed seeing Branson and Williamsburg with Morris and Laura Dee on her birthdays. And, she had so much fun with Henry. His funny stories always brought a loving smile to her face. She is survived by her sons, Henry and wife Norma Roop, Robert Roop and her daughter Laura Dee and son-in-law Dr. Morris Robbins and four grandchildren, Henry Roop Jr., Walter Roop (Cindy) Becky (Ronnie) Hopper, Timothy Roop and six great-grandchildren, Helon and Lacey Roop, Tyler and Olivia Roop and Victoria and Trenton Head. Special thanks go to Dr. Robert Burns and her wonderful caretakers, Delores Shively, Nancy Burse, Easter Hill and the Methodist University Hospice team members. They were so loving to her and all the family, Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Heart Association and the Methodist University Hospice. Services will be Saturday, August 28 with visitation from noon to 1 p.m.. with the funeral service following at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home (Published in The Commercial Appeal on August 27, 2010) 
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  John Wilson Roop (1930 - 2001)*
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Memorial Park Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: Aug 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57759332
Dorothy Mildred <i>Weatherred</i> Roop
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