Emelda Marie Cooper Thrasher, age 73, of Gulfport, died Saturday, December 4, 2010 in Gulfport.
Mrs. Thrasher was a lifelong resident of Gulfport and was a member and past-president of VFW Post 4526 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Ray Thrasher, her parents, Finnis Ewing Cooper and Sarah Mildred Humphries, 2 brothers, James A. Cooper and Leo Cooper, and 2 sisters, Eva Walker and Eleanor Seymour.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Jim Thrasher, her children, Bonnie (Bob) Mello, of McHenry, Connie (Al) Madden from Florida, Rabbit (Tony) Maloy of Saucier, Lynn (Marcie) Thrasher and Dee Dee Thrasher of Gulfport, Annette Wedgeworth of Perry County, Michael E. Thrasher and Jackie Thrasher of West Palm Beach, Fla., a brother, Finnis Cooper, a sister, Isabelle Riley, a special daughter-in-law, Judy Thrasher grandchildren, Brandy, Duane, Danielle, Kevin Jr., Jennifer A, C.J., Dylan, Jennifer G, Heather, and Kim, and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11213 Hwy 49 N Gulfport. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
A guest book may be signed and memories may be shared at www.riemannfamily.com.
Published in The Sun Herald on Dec. 6, 2010