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Bertha Johnson Cosper

  • Birth 15 Oct 1914 Shelby County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 8 Nov 2007 Wilsonville, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Columbiana, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 22853415

Bertha J Cosper, age 98, was laid to rest at Pinelawn Gardens, Columbiana, AL. Mrs. Cosper, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at a local nursing home. She was born on October 15, 1914.

She was a member of Wilsonville Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was a Sunday School Teacher for many years and held various office positions in the church. Mrs. Cosper was Teacher/Principal in the Shelby County School System for many years first at Horner Elementary School, Wilsonville Elementary School, Columbiana Elementary School, Valley Elementary School and Columbiana Middle School. Upon retirement she continued teaching at Coosa Valley Academy in Harpersville, AL. She cherished all the students she taught as well as those who worked with her in the system.

Mrs. Cosper was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis H. Cosper and a daughter, Jane Kennedy. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Liveoak; grandchildren, Joanne Kennedy (Eddie) Carter, Cristen Liveoak (Charles) Dillard; great grandchildren, Lauren Carter, Ethan Carter; sister, Vesta (Robert) Dorsey; special cousin, Lois Wilcox Burnett and a host of cousins to numerous to mention and many, many wonderful friends.

Those wishing may contribute to the Building Fund at Wilsonville Baptist Church in her memory. The pall bearers will be Jim Bolton, Jim Blackmon, Bill Eastis, Calvin Gill, Charles Morris, Reed Smith. Bolton-Letlow Funeral Home is directing.
Published in The Birmingham News on 11/10/2007.


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  • Created by: Tina Brown
  • Added: 12 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22853415
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha Johnson Cosper (15 Oct 1914–8 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22853415, citing Pinelawn Gardens Perpetual Care Cemetery, Columbiana, Shelby County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Tina Brown (contributor 46916130) .