Mrs. Eloise Cope, age 86, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday August 3, 2019 at her residence.
Mrs. Cope was a native of Ashland Ky. And the daughter of the late Floyd and Lucile Williams Keeney. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jack Cope and a special friend Caroline Cope.
Mrs. Cope retired as a legislative research specialist from the state of Florida.
Mrs. Cope enjoyed her flowers, she was a master gardener having written several articles for local papers and appeared on Daytime Tri Cities several time.
Survivors include one son Doug Cope, a brother Jerry Keeney and a very special dog Morgan.
Memorial services for Mrs. Cope will be Saturday August 10, 2019 2:00 PM at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Keller officiating.
Well done my friend. Be at Peace with Your Maker. Love you!
When I first met Jeanne she and I didn’t seem
to get off on the right foot, but it didn’t
take me long to realize that she was testing me
to see how tough I was. You see, you had to be
tough to hang with Jeanne Cope. She corrected
me when I needed it and she gave me a pat on
the back when she thought I deserved that too.
I came to love her very much and enjoyed our
long talks. She made me feel important and I
think my happiness really mattered to her. She
always had a smile for me and a twinkle in her
eye that made me wonder what she was up to.
Our love of gardening was what drew us
together. The scarlet bee balm she gave me is
planted in my garden and will remain there to
remind me of her. Rest in peace my friend.