Marion Rigney Tew Cooper
Marion was born January 16, 1928 to Charlie and Daisy Kennedy Rigney in Buchatunna, Mississippi. Marion went to be with her loving Savior on November 25, 2018. She was 90 years old.
Marion moved to Mobile around the age of 20 where she lived the rest of her life. She worked at the Alabama State Unemployment Office and retired from Alabama Dry dock and shipbuilding. Her nickname was “Tiger Tew”.
She was proceeded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Joseph H Tew Jr., and her second husband, Boyd Clyde Cooper.
She is survived by her children, Martha Tew Ethridge, Charles “Bubba” (Toni Tetley) Tew, Jennifer Cooper Johnson, and Ronnie Cooper. Six grandchildren, Erin (Jody) Clements, Marci (Mike) Freeman, Monica (Brent) Williams, Scott Johnson, Regina Johnson (Terry) Lapeyrouse, Holly Lewis (Christopher) Collins. 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. One sister, Mildred (Wiley) Falks of Pascagoula, MS. Two brothers, Charles (Maggie) Rigney, and Thomas (Duple) Rigney, both of Waynesboro, MS. And a great host of nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Alabama Hospice for the excellent care given to their mother, and a special thank you to Karen, Dani, and Dee. Also they would love to send a special thank you to the wonderful sitters Tricia, Jerry, Melissa, and Myrtle for all their loving care of “granny” over the last three years.
Marion had a strong love of our Lord and was always there to help any way she could. She loved her family with unconditional love and was a wonderful mother and loving grandmother. She will be missed by many people.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilefuneralservice.com. Arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a favorite charity in Marion’s name.
Your in my prayers Martha I know this is a hard day.. my prayers are also with the family.. God bless you all
Sherry connerMOBILE, AL
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including pain, suffering and death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises from the Bible give you comfort now and real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.