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Cora Lee Epperson November 24, 1933 - March 11, 2020

Cora Lee Epperson, 86, went home on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Olive Branch, MS. Family will be receiving friends on Monday, March 16, 2020 starting at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Goodman Oaks Church of Christ (1700 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS 38671) with a funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be held at Fayette County Memorial Park (10670 US-64, Oakland, TN 38060).Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cora was born on November 24, 1933, in West Columbia, South Carolina. She was a faithful member of Goodman Oaks Church of Christ.  Cora was once a part of the Red Hat Society, which she really enjoyed. In her younger days, Cora enjoyed bowling. She loved her church family and enjoyed being a part of Goodman Oaks Church of Christ. Most of all Cora loved her family. She will be greatly missed for the unconditional love she gave, the smile that lit up a room, and the hugs that gave comfort and strength.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Lee Cottrell Heinze; son, Joseph Todd Cottrell (Susan); grandchildren, Jason Michael Heinze, Olivia Lee Heinze, Cody Tyler Cottrell, Courtney Leigh Cottrell, Kandy Michelle Cottrell, and Brandy Elise Cottrell Smith; great- grandchildren, Piper Lynne Heinze, Robyn Astrid Heinze, Zola Cottrell Belbin, Mwezis Cottrell Belbin; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cora is preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Edmond Cottrell; second husband, Ira Epperson; son, Jack Edmond Cottrell, Jr.; parents, Joseph Wesley and Marguerite Daniel Abbott; two sisters, Jewel Dowdy and Josie Marguerite Parrent; and great-grandson, Hunter Caleb Cottrell Moran.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in honor of Cora Epperson to Goodman Oaks Church of Christ.


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    Lesia & Mike Mitchell says

    I’m so thankful for the time that I had with Aunt Cora as an adult and all the things we talked about! I have missed her the last few years at our reunions! We love you all!!

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    Tristan and Tonja Johnson says

    Our prayers are with your family during this time. May God bless and keep you.

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    Steve & Doris Gabriel says

    Our Deepest heartfelt condolences to all. God bless

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