Mrs. Betty Peppers Cofield, age 84, of Fuller Road, Boaz, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at her home.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2023, twelve o’clock noon, at Bel-Air Missionary Baptist Church with Bro Welton Brooks and Dr. Chet Roden officiating. Interment will follow in the Lathamville Cemetery with a word from Bro. Nick Mitchell. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10:00 am until service time at the church.
Mrs. Cofield was born in Alabama on October 23, 1938, to Curtis Cecil Peppers and Ophie Mae Craig Peppers. She was a retired postal carrier. Betty was married to Gerald Cofield on April 17, 1954,
Betty was a Charter Member of Bel-Air Missionary Baptist Church. She was very instrumental in the formation of the Church and dedicated her life to working in the church.
Betty was a retired rural carrier with the United States Postal Service. She began her career as a Substitute Rural Carrier with the Boaz Post Office in 1981. She then took a Rural Carrier position in the City of Madison, Alabama, and she completed her career at the Boaz Post Office. One of the many things she enjoyed while being a mail carrier was having her grandchildren ride with her in her mail jeep during the Boaz Christmas Parades.
Betty was a member of the Marshall County Master Gardeners and Blount County Wildflower Society. She had a tremendous love for flowers and worked tirelessly to have her own “botanical garden” at home.
Mrs. Cofield is survived by her Sons & Daughters-in-Laws: David and Teresa Cofield, Mark Cofield, and Joe and Rose Cofield, Daughter & Son-in-Law: Teresa and Dan Nelson. Grandchildren: Emily Nelson (Special granddaughter and Caregiver), Stoney Downs, Michelle and John Cason, Cecily Cofield, Amber & Steven Minor, and Morgan Henry. Great Grandchildren: Nayden Cofield, Seth and John Samuel Cason, Jude Henry, and Osalyn, Kennedy and Carter Minor. Brothers: Gordan Mac Peppers and Ricky Peppers. Caregivers: Gail Corbin and Juanita Smothers. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Gerald Cofield, Parents: Cecil and Ophie Peppers, Brother: Leon Peppers, Daughter-in-Law: Robin Cofield and Grandson: Christopher Gerald Lee Cofield.
To know Betty was to love her. She had a kind, sweet spirit. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.