Lois Caroline Kilpatrick Cooper

October 26, 1922 - May 10, 2019
Lois Caroline Kilpatrick Cooper

Lois Caroline Kilpatrick Cooper, 96, of Wilmington, North Carolina died on Friday, May 10, 2019.

She was born in Teachey, North Carolina on October 26, 1922 to John B. Kilpatrick and Dollie Teachey

Lois grew up in Teachey and moved to Wilmington when she was 19 years old to begin a career with
Southern Bell. During her years of employment, she made many lasting friendships. She worked for the telephone company until she retired in May 1981.

Lois always dreamed of having a little girl to love. And, in May 1955 at the age of 32, she brought her
only child – her daughter Karen – into the world. From that moment on, a bond of love was formed that
will last throughout eternity. It broke Lois’ heart when she had to return to work following maternity
leave. But, she always made time for her little girl every day and Karen always knew that she was loved by her Mama.

Following her retirement, Lois loved to travel, go to movies, and especially go out to eat a good meal.
She loved most foods – from a cheeseburger or pizza to crab legs or filet mignon.

For her 80 th birthday, Lois and Karen went to Charleston to celebrate. That was Lois’ first trip to Charleston and she loved the time they spent there. One of many wonderful memories they shared together.

Lois was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and an active participant in the Sonshine Club.

During the last years of her life, Lois was affectionately nicknamed “Mini Coop” by her caretakers.

Special thanks to Dr. Mark Williams for his compassionate care, to her caretakers, and to Hospice personnel.

Very special thanks to Bob Griffin for the many hours he sat with Lois and her brother Stanley.

Lois was predeceased by her parents and her beloved siblings: sister Dorothy “Dot” K. Petersen and
brother John B. “J. B.” Kilpatrick, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter Karen of Wilmington, her brothers: Stanley Kilpatrick of Wilmington and
Graham (Shelby) of Wallace, her sister-in-law Mildred Kilpatrick of Fayetteville and several nephews and

A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Jim Baldwin and Rev. Jim Everette both of First Baptist Church will officiate.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10:30 AM

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  • May 13, 2019
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  • May 14, 2019
    Sharon Gause says:
    Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that I had a couple of chances to visit with your Mom lately. She was a special lady, and loved you dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sharon

  • May 15, 2019
    Debra Blake says:
    To my little friend, I will miss you terribly. I already do. I know that you were comfortable and you were at peace. I also know I will never forget bringing my "Miss America" for a ride around the facility so you could wave to everyone with your beautiful hairdo. I truly miss you and I will see you again. I am glad I could get you nice and warm and comfortable before I left Thursday. Rest in peace my beautiful angel and Karen thank you for sharing this wonderful mom of yours!! God Bless.

  • May 15, 2019
    Debra Blake says:
    My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you Karen. I just want you to know that your mom will be missed terribly by me, as well as yourself I know. She always wore that little smile with her beautiful baby blues, sitting there with her hand out when she saw me coming. I looked forward to that every day. She always lightened up my day. I was with her for several hours Thursday. She was sitting up and I went in to sit with her and to wrap a nice warm blanket around her. We had nice hugs and I gave her many kisses that day. Just not the same walking in there and being the first person I see, your mom. I knew it would be a good day there when I saw her smile. I know how much your mom meant to you and I sincerely hope that you cherish all the fantastic memories that you and your mom shared together. I know there are no words specifically that I can say that makes this any easier, but your angel is watching over you and she will be forever until you meet again. I know she said she would save a spot for me, so I look forward to seeing her again. My thoughts and prayers are with you to get through the pain and loss of your mom, but she is always in your heart and memories. I hold my moms close and I know you will do the same as well. Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your mom's life. She was so special to me. Find peace in knowing how much you meant to your mom.....everything!!!

  • May 15, 2019
    Debra Blake says:
    Stanley and Graham, it was nice to meet you and speak with you. I send my thoughts and prayers to you both. Sorry we met under these circumstances, but just know Lois was very loved and I enjoyed every single day I got to see her and sit with her or go for "rides" around the place. I am very sorry for the loss of your sister. She will be watching over you both. I asked her to save my spot, so I know I will see her again. Karen took fantastic care of her mom and she always had beauty everywhere.