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Karen Tannery Cooper

September 6, 1951 — September 27, 2023

Karen Tannery Cooper, known affectionately as Karen or Nanny, was called home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2023. Born on September 6, 1951, in Greenville, SC, she was a beacon of love, selflessness, and courage throughout her 72 years on this earth.

Karen was the beloved daughter of the late John L. Tannery and Louise McCall. She was the cherished sister of the late John R. Tannery, Martha Smith, Sammy Tannery, and the surviving Tommy Tannery, who is married to Ann. Karen was the devoted wife of the late Robert Harvey and Don Cooper, and the loving mother of Christopher Harvey, who is married to Crystal.

She was a proud grandmother to Brittany Harvey, Nicholos Harvey, who is married to Makala, Keaton Harvey, Jaxxon Harvey, Dawson Bach, Nolan Bach, and the late Brandon McKinney. Karen was also blessed with great-grandchildren, Serenity Harvey, Jordon Harvey, Remi Harvey, Silvanna Harvey, and Gage McKinney. Her family was her pride and joy, and she cherished every moment spent with them.

Karen was a graduate of Berea High School, Class of 1970, and furthered her education at Greenville Tech, where she honed her writing skills. She put her education to good use, serving as an Office Administrator, where she was known for her diligence and dedication.

Karen had a deep love for her family, the lake, fishing, and the mountains. She was a woman of faith who loved her church and church family dearly. Her hands were rarely still, as she loved to crochet, paint and playing cards. But her true passion was writing. She penned a book on her father's heritage, a testament to her love for her family and her roots.

In the style of a southern preacher, let us remember Karen as a woman who walked in the light of the Lord. She was a woman of courage, who faced life's challenges with grace and determination. She was selfless, always putting the needs of others before her own. She was loving, with a heart that was always open and ready to give.

Karen's life was a testament to the power of love and faith. She was a woman who loved deeply, lived fully, and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew her. As we mourn her passing, let us also celebrate her life, for she has now found eternal peace in the arms of the Lord.

In conclusion, Karen Tannery Cooper was a woman of substance, a woman of faith, and a woman of love. She was a beacon of light in this world, and her legacy will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who loved her. As we say our final goodbyes, let us remember Karen for the love she gave, the lives she touched, and the faith she lived. She will be deeply missed, but her spirit will live on in the memories we shared with her. Rest in peace, dear Karen, until we meet again.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

1:00 - 1:55 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Cremation Society of South Carolina

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of Cremation Society of South Carolina

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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