Cooley, Delores Ann -
Manchester - Delores Ann VanNoy Cooley made her quiet and quick transition on September 15, 2020, in the comfort of her home, with her beloved husband, Charles, daughter, Angie, and granddaughter, Anady, just in the other room. Delores was born in Manchester on August 16, 1944, to Mr. Roy Herman and Mrs. Nellie Mae VanNoy, both who proceeded her in death. Delores was welcomed by eight siblings: Hershell, Esther, Herman, Melvin, Forrestine, Crawford, Robert, and Wayne. Robert is the last of Mother Nell’s “Nine Little Pieces of Gold.” Delores leaves to cherish her memory other relatives: Aunt Lorene, Sisters-In-Law, Jean Ann, Mary Helen, Vickie, Betty, Elaine, Dee Dee and Ann; Brothers-In-Law, Henry, George, and Leeronzo; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and life-long family friend, Lonnie Norman.
Delores graduated from the former Davidson Academy in Tullahoma and attended Tennessee State University (TSU) in Nashville. She was an avid TSU and Tennessee TITANS Football supporter. She and Charles traveled near and far to cheer these teams. Delores enjoyed playing softball, ceramics, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. Delores loved life, family, and friends, and she was a dedicated Administrative Assistant at Arnold Engineering Development Center, retiring after many years of faithful service. There she cultivated many life-long friends that she cherished forever.
When Delores became ill, she was tenderly and lovingly cared for by her Beloved Charles, “Her rock.” He kept Delores going, smiling, and enjoying every moment that they spent together. Charles and Angie are grateful to her wonderful caregivers, who quickly became “family.” From the very beginning, Kelcie Fearing, Sheri Prince, Alexis Morton, and Paige Stewart connected with Delores in a special way, giving her the assurance that “all was well.”
David Lanham says:
So sorry to hear of Delores' passing. I worked with Delores for many years at AEDC, and found her be one of the nicest, helpful people I worked with. May the Lord be with her family and friends during this difficult time.
CARRIE DAVIS & CHARLES CANNON says:
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF DELORE'S PASSING, MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD BE WITH YOU AND COMFORT YOU.
Clara Smith says:
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Sheri Prince says:
I first knew Delores and Charles when i played with Delores on tbe Tennessee Apparel adult softball team. I knew them and their daughter to be a wonderful family. I had the honor and privilege to be one of Delores caregivers for the last month. Still a sweet, close, loving family. My heart goes out to them, and my prayers and deepest condolences in this most sad time!
RUTH H HENDERSON says:
I met Delores so many years ago on the softball field when I played in the Lynchburg league, and she played for Tennessee Apparel . I found her to be a kind and sweet person.....My condolences to all, God bless.
Alan Noon says:
I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless your family and be with you always!
Angelia Northcutt says:
Condolences to Charles, Angie and her family, I know you have fond memories.
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