Roper, Mildred Leslie Elliott (2008)

Obituary of Mildred Leslie Elliott Roper ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mildred Leslie Elliott Roper, 96, of Marion passed away Wednesday December 10, 2008 at Autumn Care of Marion. She was born August 10, 1912 in McDowell County, NC to the late Millard Tate Elliott and Bessie Norton Elliott. She was a member of West Marion United Methodist Church for 87 years where she served in various leadership positions. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Wilson Roper; her son Danny W. Roper; and her sister Bonnie Elliott Young.

Surviving are her daughter Joan Kanipe and husband Henry of Marion; her grandson Patrick Young and wife Jill of Marion; and her great grandson Daniel Vance Young of Marion.

Services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday December 12, 2008 in McCall Memorial Chapel at Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion with Rev. Brad Thompson officiating. Burial followed at McDowell Memorial Park. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: West Marion United Methodist Church Care of:  Judy Davis 248 Wall Pool Rd. Marion, NC 28752. Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion will be assisting the family. Words of comfort may be shared with the Roper family at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday December 17, 2008 Volume 14 # 50