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Sarita Genevieve Lawrence Coopwood

1930 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Sarita Genevieve Lawrence Coopwood Obituary
Sarita Genevieve Lawrence


Lancaster, TX

Sarita G. Coopwood of Lancaster, TX, formerly of Madison, AL, and Nashville, TN, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, February 20, 2017. Sarita was born September 30, 1930 in Flint, MI, to Richard and Lucille Lawrence. She was a graduate of Niles (MI) High School, Oakwood College (Huntsville, AL), and Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN). She taught elementary school in Murfreesboro and Nashville for several years. She also was office manager for her husband's medical practice until her retirement. She met each day with resolve, perseverance, peace and courage as she battled "bone marrow failure disease" otherwise known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) for eleven years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, William E. Coopwood, M.D.; her parents, and seven siblings.

Her memory will be cherished dearly by her five children – Janice (Durandel) Ford of Fort Worth, TX, Ronald (Leonora) Coopwood of Lithia Springs, GA, Dawn (Tyrone) Boyd of DeSoto, TX, Diane (Marvin) Earle of Lancaster, TX, and Reginald (Erica) Coopwood of Memphis, TN; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; four siblings and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, March 3, 2017, at eleven o'clock in the morning at Hillcrest SDA Church, 2010 25th Avenue N, Nashville. Burial will be in Greenwood North Cemetery. Terrell Broady Funeral Home in Nashville is handling arrangements.

The family would be honored to have donations made in memory of Sarita G. Coopwood to:

HealthWell Foundation

20440 Century Blvd., Suite 250

Germantown, MD 20874

The W. E. Coopwood Memorial Scholarship Fund

Oakwood University

7000 Adventist Blvd. NW

Huntsville, AL 35896
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 2, 2017
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