Mary Cooper Saia, 74, of Little River, SC, passed away September 05, 2023, with her family by her side.
She was born to the late Benjamin and Mildred Cooper, June 29th, 1949 in Roanoke, Virginia.
She is survived by her son, Ryan Saia, daughter-in-law Sheila Saia of Crown Point, Indiana. Her daughter, Whitney Booger, son-in-law Leif Booger of Raleigh, NC. She was blessed with 4 granddaughters and 3 grandsons, Hailey Bournazos, Sloane Saia, Preston Saia, Reese Booger, Porter Booger, Coda Booger and Hudsen Booger. She is survived by her sister Barbara Mays of Wilmington, NC, brother Alan Cooper of Baton Rouge, LA, Her special Niece Nancy Bentley of Wilmington, NC and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She is preceded in death by her brothers Thomas Cooper and Jerry Cooper. Mary was a devoted mother, memaw, and friend. She was always supportive of her children’s activities. You could find her in the stands at every basketball, baseball and cheerleading event. She loved living at the beach and dancing to her beach music. Her favorite times were to be surrounded by her family and friends making memories. Everyone who knew her, loved her.
A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 11,2023 at Freedom Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC officiated by Pastor Dodd Mays, her nephew.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Freedom Baptist Church, North College Road, 802 North College Road Wilmington, NC 28505.
In the meantime, please join us in expressing your condolences and sharing your cherished memories by visiting our website www.wilmingtoncares.com.
Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, located at 1535 South 14th Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. The funeral home can be reached at 910-791-9099.