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Ida Belle (Scooter) Cooper Starks, of Carolina, passed on June 10, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She was born March 20, 1943 in Carolina to the late Frances May Lampkin Cooper Willis and Sonny Cooper, Jr.
She married Frank Lee Starks Sr. on July 15, 1960. To this union was one daughter, Twanna Starks Weatherspoon of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sons, Frank Lee (Cydne) Starks Jr. of Fairmont and Tyrone (Korey) Starks of Carolina; two sisters, Theresa Cooper (Howard, Sr.) Britton of San Diego, California and Elaine Willis (Ben) Reynolds of Carolina; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Sarah) Starks of Providence Forge, Virginia, Latriece Weatherspoon (Collins) and Autumn Starks (Gary) both of Fairmont, Andrew, Nathan and Noah Starks and Courney Wickliffe all of Las Vegas, Nevada; eight great-granchildren, Dhalia and James Starks, Summorlyn, Skylan and Soniyah Weatherspoon-Akwanyi, Remington and Harper Starks-Whitecotton and Nori Starks; two brothers-in-law, James (Speed) Starks of Las Vegas, Nevada and Tommy (Catherine) Starks of Clarksburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives including Pastor Charles Miller and Deacon Sylvester Miller both of Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Robert Willis; stepmother, Virginia Cooper; grandparents, Elizabeth and Edward Lampkin Sr.; uncles, Edward Jr. and Travis Lampkin; aunts, Goldie Miller and Frances Campbell; stepsister, Irene Goines; sisters-in-law, Maryann Starks and Alice Jones.
Ida was a member of The Greater Evergreen Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, which she loved and served for 20 years, until she and her husband retired and returned home to West Virginia. She then reunited with the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where she was baptized at a young age. She served on the Usher Board, Mission Circle president, president of the Youth Committee, chairperson of the Kitchen Committee and trustee. She faithfully attended bible study, Sunday School and prayer meeting. She was also president of the Tygart Valley Baptist Women's Convention and active in the West Virginia State Baptist Convention in Hilltop, West Virginia.
Friends may call at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Carolina Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the church Friday at 10 a.m., with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow at West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the JG Lampkin Funeral Home in Fairmont.
Published on June 13, 2018
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