Winona “Winnie” Smith Cooper, 78, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015. She was born June 27, 1936 in Swain County to the late Dave Smith & Bessie Taylor Smith.
Winnie was a former employee of McDonalds and The Cherokees. She was a member of Cherokee Church of Christ in Cherokee.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, David Leroy Cooper; one daughter, Donna Jean Smith; brother, James “Hogeye” Taylor; and sister, Ramona Jean Smith.
Surviving are a step-son, Terry Hooper of Whittier; step-daughter, Cynthia Ward of Sylva; and special friends, Diane Cathey and Mandy Boone.
A planned memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 11am at the Cherokee Church of Christ in Cherokee located across from the Cherokee Bingo Hall with minister Jim Sexton officiating.
Family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be in memory of Winnie for cancer care to Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Rd., Cherokee, NC 28719.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.