Obituary for Carolyn Elaine Ingle Cope

Carolyn Elaine Ingle Cope entered the presence of her Heavenly Father Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Carrington Place, Wytheville, VA. Carolyn was born April 14, 1951 in Lee County, Virginia to the late Oscar Robert and Maude Fleming Ingle and was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert and sister, Belva Jean Ingle.

As a young lady at First Baptist Church, Jonesville, VA, Carolyn earned the award of Queen Regent from the girls auxiliary. Later in life she received the prestigious Medal of Merit from the IPHC Royal Rangers. She is a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association and the Patriot Guard Riders. She has served alongside her husband in many ministries that include Coalwood PHC in Coalwood, WV, Austinville PHC in Austinville, VA, Camp Marantha (CEM) Department with Appalachian Conference IPHC in Dublin, VA and Word of Life Ministries, Wytheville, VA. Carolyn is a member of Millennium World Outreach Center in Wytheville.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Reverend Gary C. Cope; her son and daughter-in-law, Reverend Stacy and Sunshine Cope of Pulaski, VA; two daughters and son-in-law, Melissa and Paul Cassell, Tracy Gibson and Toshia Smith of Wytheville; seven grandchildren, Michael Cope, Katie and Gavin Grimm, Joe Cope, Wes Montgomery, Will Montgomery, Elizabeth Cassell and Christopher Cassell; four sisters, Judy Maki, Ardella and Bill Ledford, Sharon and Ed Vosburgh, Dr. Sandy and Joe Diffenderfer; two brothers, David and Eser Ingle, Jack Ingle; special prayer partners, Ruth Waller, Della Russell and Brenda Tate. Several nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Millennium World Outreach Center, 305 Cassell Road, Wytheville, VA 24382 with Reverend Stacy Cope and Reverend Kent Lewis officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 noon until service time at the church. Interment will follow the service at the Appalachian Conference Cemetery, Dublin, VA with Reverend Dallas Bennett officiating. Carolyn’s grandsons will serve as Honorary Pallbearers along with other special friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tower of Refuge Church, 5846 Oak Grove Road, Dublin, VA 24084 or

Online condolences may be extended to the family at                         Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is serving the Cope family.