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 www.towerofrefugechurch.com
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, VA is serving the Cope family.
John and Dottie Lewis
March 28, 2022 @ 7:32 pm
So sorry for the family’s loss. praying that God will comfort the hearts of all during the day to follow.
March 29, 2022 @ 9:26 am
Thanks so so much. John and Dottie. Love ❤️ Gary
Joe, Donna & Kileigh
March 28, 2022 @ 7:43 pm
Praying for Carolyn’s family as they remain here on Earth and mourn the absence of another who made the journey home before them. Praising God for the blessed assurance of the reunion which take place one day soon and this family will be reunited, just as all Christian families will be.
Praying in Jesus Christ name,
Gary C Cope
March 29, 2022 @ 9:28 am
Thanks so much Joe and family dear CMA FRIEND
Chuck & Ann Olive
March 29, 2022 @ 10:17 am
Gary, our prayers are with you and your family in your loss. Heaven is a little sweeter now
Love in Christ,
Chuck & Ann
March 29, 2022 @ 10:21 am
My most sincere sympathy to Carolyn’s family, and may the peace of God’s presence bring comfort. For Carolyn, absent from the body is present with the Lord. How awesome is that. ❤️🙏
March 29, 2022 @ 11:45 am
To Pastor Gary and all of your family,my prayers, sympathy and thoughts are with each of you. May God grant to each of you peace and comfort during this time. Always cherish the many memories you made together during Carolyn’s lifetime. You to can find comfort knowing that you can see her again if you have made the same preparations that Carolyn made many years ago.
March 29, 2022 @ 3:46 pm
So sorry but when God is ready he calls his children home
March 29, 2022 @ 7:34 pm
Dear Gary and Family, Our hearts are broken to find out that Carolyn has passed away. She was such a special person. She will truely be missed by so many of us. I know she’s with her Heavenly Father waiting to meet to met her loves ones one day. Praying for you and the family,many memories of our time spent together. God Bless Love James And Nancy Jarvis
Rev Willis Pearson
March 29, 2022 @ 8:10 pm
Bro. Gary, Phyllis and I were saddened to learn of Carolyn’s passing. Such a bitter sweet time. We rejoice with your family that her race is run and that she finished well. Our prayers for you my dear Bro. and all of your family. God Bless, Rev. Willis & Phyllis Pearson.
Leon and Tina Jones
March 29, 2022 @ 9:56 pm
Pastor Gary and family, our condolences. Carolyn was a special lady and will be greatly missed..We cherish memories of our short time together.. We love you and will be praying for you and family.
March 31, 2022 @ 11:20 am
Rev. Gary and family. My deepest condolences on your loss, but heaven’s gain. Sandra and I have been married 52 years also. May God’s peace rest on you and yours. Fond memories of Royal Rangers with you.
Sincerely, David Stansell