Helen Layne Cooper, 83 of Sanford passed away Saturday January 9, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Tuesday at Ephesus Baptist Church with burial following in the Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper was born in Wake Co, a daughter of the late E. J. Layne Sr and Rosa Mae Griffith Layne. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Swanson Cooper and a sister, Rachel Layne. Helen was a longtime member of Ephesus Baptist Church, operated Coopers Grocery for almost 50 years and had a true passion for animals and their well-being.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughter, Kathy Sherrer and husband Randy of Raleigh; two grandsons, Eric Sherrer of Cary, and Mark Sherrer and wife Lindsey of Raleigh; sister, Bobbie Christenberry and husband Bill of Knoxville, TN; brothers, EJ Layne and wife Gaynell, and Eddie Layne and wife Janis of Sanford.
The family will greet friends beginning at 1:30pm Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall before the Funeral service. At other times will be at 2559 White Hill Road, Sanford.