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Doris Cope

September 13, 1934 ~ March 1, 2018 (age 83)

Doris Mae Cope, 83, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, went home to Glory on March 1, 2018 at her daughter’s home in West Virginia.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband Donald G. Cope one week short of their 60th wedding anniversary.  She was also preceded in death by her parents Margaret H. (Gaugler) & Frank Toth and her sister and her husband, Lois & Tom Cox.

She is survived by her daughters Denise M. (Cope) & husband John Steffich of Bridgeport, West Virginia and Dawn M. (Cope) Shoemaker of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren Patrick Arnold & wife Kristina, Cheryl Freeman & husband Sam, Christopher Steffich & wife Carla, Daniel Shoemaker, Jennifer Shoemaker & Ashley Shoemaker and seven great grandchildren; Rebekah Arnold, Joel Arnold, Courtney Freeman, Joshua Freeman, Brent Steffich, Breanna Steffich & Elijah Steffich.

Doris lived her life serving her Lord & Savior Jesus.  She took care of her family, loved her flower gardening, hosted missionaries and an exchange student, and went on several mission trips, taught Sunday School, Bible studies, served as deaconess, volunteered at Mobile Meals and enjoyed life fully with her family & friends.

She was employed for many years as an office manager for an optician, an eye doctor, and a freight company and in her later years served as a church secretary.

Doris was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania but after marriage also lived in New Jersey; Charlotte, North Carolina and finally in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

Doris was a member of the Garden City Baptist Church, 501 Pine Avenue, Garden City Beach, SC, where a memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Garden City Baptist Church or to Mobile Meals of the South Strand.

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