Mrs. Virginia Pope, age 85, of Cedartown, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 following an extended illness.
She was born in Cedartown on Jan. 16, 1932, daughter of the late Andrew Dyer and Ruth Thompson Dyer.
Mrs. Pope had lived her entire life in Polk County. She was a dedicated member of Anna Kresge Methodist Church.
She always enjoyed sharing her love of cooking and helping others at the local soup kitchen and Samaritan House.
Mrs. Pope was commonly known as “Maw Maw” to many, from the 15 years that she operated her inhome daycare.
Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Willis Parker; second husband, W. Lloyd Pope; son, Kim Parker; brothers: Gordan Dyer, Jimmy Dyer and Franklin Dyer; sisters: Lucille Ball and Nell Hulsey.
Mrs. Pope is survived by her children: Karen and Gary Zimmerman, Kathy and Tim McKelvey and Keith and Wanda Parker; grandchildren: Zachary Zimmerman, Kayla Williams, Lacey Hull, Brittney Kandell, Kacie Wright and Lexie Parker and five great grandchildren. Several great nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Funeral Home with Rev. John Giglio officiating.
Interment followed in the family lot of Northview Cemetery in Cedartown.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 prior to the service hour.
The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tim McKelvey, KJ Kandell, Todd Hull, Tyler Williams, Gary Zimmerman and Zack Zimmerman.
The family has respectf ully requested t hat flowers be omitted, and memorial contributions be made to Anna Kresge Methodist Church Building Fund, 15 Booger Hollow Road, Cedartown, Ga., 30125.
The family is also thankful for the love and dedication shown to them at Cedar Hill Assisted Living from administrators, staff and Amedisys Hospice.
The Smith and Miller Funeral Home of Cedartown was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Virginia Pope.