Mrs. Louell Woodring Roper, 88

Mrs. Louell Woodring Roper, 88, of Gainesville, went home to Jesus and other loved ones on November 27, 2021. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and daughter.


She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Ray; her mother, father, sisters, brothers and many other relatives and friends.


She is survived by her son, Brad Roper and wife Donna; son, Warren Roper and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Megan, Justin (Kaci), Ansley, Maggie (Taylor); brothers, Vaughn Woodring, Evan Woodring (Grace); sister in law, Eloise Woodring and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.


Mrs. Roper was born on January 18, 1933, in Blairsville, GA. She was an active member of Pleasant Hill and Woodlawn Baptist Church’s serving for many years in the Nursery and WMU. She was always a shining example of Christ her Savior, willing to share her faith in both word and work. She was a teacher at heart having taught at Rail Kindergarten and the Hall County School System before retiring as a principal of Myers Elementary School. She will be most remembered for creating a loving home and always being available to her family and friends to listen, pray, and celebrate their lives. She was a great wife, mother and served as caregiver for several family members as well as her mother who lived to 102 and Ray as he dealt with Parkinson’s disease for 15 years. She loved to travel, read, garden and sew and she actively kept in touch with her family and friends.


A service to honor her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Rev. Stacy Phillips and Chaplain Ron Guess will officiate.  The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.


The family requests that contributions can be made to the ministry or church of your choosing.


The family would like to thank her many friends, Cedarhurst Assisted Living and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Hospice for all their love, care and respect.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.  

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Danny Wright 2021-11-28 15:19:03
So sorry to hear about Ms Lou She was always my best buddy at Cedarhurst. She walked that campus continuously. I used to go to her room and we always talked about her “boys” and her grandkids. She was very proud of her family
Larry and Patsy Nix 2021-11-28 20:01:10
Please know that all the family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a great lady and dear friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Larry and Patsy Nix
Janice Brown 2021-11-29 08:00:11
What must it be like ... Stepping on shore and find it Heaven, Of taking hold a hand and it be God's, Of.breathing fresh air and it be Celestial Of waking up in Glory. And finding it Home
Eddie and Angie Cole 2021-11-29 09:56:03
Praying for the family. Mrs. Roper was a wonderful lady and great teacher. Fond memories of being in her class many years ago!
Charles Shockley 2021-11-29 12:20:30
Mrs. Roper was one of the sweetest people that I knew in education. My wife and I saw her husband and her many times when we would go out to eat. She will be missed. Prayers for Vaughn and her family.
Tammie Beavers 2021-11-29 15:09:40
Mrs. Louelle graduated from Oakwood High School with my mom, Mildred Smith Peck. Someone told me that she was at Cederhurst so I went by to visit her about 6 weeks ago. She was a joy! We talked for over an hour about Oakwood and how she grew up and Happyland Kindergarten(that I attended). She was a very special person. What a life well lived! We talked about heaven and her faith too so I know where she is. I will be praying for her beloved family.
Sandra Blackstock Gross 2021-11-29 18:20:29
Sympathy & Prayers to all. Louell was one of the most special people I've ever met. Kind, caring & beautiful inside & out. She meant a lot to many. God Bless!!
Amanda Turner 2021-11-30 09:50:00
So sorry to hear about Ms. Louell. She was my Sunday School teacher at Woodlawn, 30+ years later I still remember her lessons and how kind and sweet she always was, I loved seeing her when she was out and about and getting to chat for a few minutes. My prayers are with her family and friends.
Teresa RailOrr 2021-11-30 10:10:41
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Louell, she was such a special person to my family. I have some great memories growing up with our families going on trips and spending time together. Praying for the family and sending love and hugs to them all.
Nancy Burroughs Poole 2021-11-30 14:45:25
I am so sorry to hear of Louell's passing. We shared caring for our husbands and helped support each other during those many years. We were both retired educators and could see each over from her condo to mine over the fence. I know she was ready to go when God called her home. I loved her very much and will miss her. My thoughts and prayer are with Waren and Bradley and their families. Nancy Poole
Wendy Smith 2021-11-30 18:58:53
Mrs. Roper gave me my first teaching job at Myers Elementary. I always thought of her as a kind and beautiful person. I’m so thankful for her believing in me all those years ago. I retired from Myers after a 31 year teaching career and I owe that to her. She was a special lady and she will be missed. Wendy Smith
Hazel Smith 2021-11-30 20:50:12
So sorry to hear about the passing of Louell ,she was a very sweet lady praying for the family.
Deborah Wilbanks 2021-12-01 08:26:06
Mrs. Roper was the principal at Myers when my sons were there. Later I would run into her when I was out and about and she always asked about my older son by name even though she had not seen him in years and he was one of many children she had contact with over the years. She was such a nice person, and it was always a joy to see her.
Felicia Clark 2021-12-01 09:02:48
My deepest condolences to you and your family Donna. I pray God's comforting strength & peace to you all today and the days to come in Jesus name.
Chris & Julie Sexton 2021-12-01 09:15:58
Oh how we loved Louell Roper! She was such a huge encourager! Any time we needed help with something at church, she was one of the first to volunteer! I use a couple of recipes that she shared on a regular basis — I just smile and think of her every time I use these recipes! We are so thankful God chose to bless us by placing Louell Roper in our lives! The family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers! We love you, Chris, Julie, Mallory and Mason Sexton
Marvin and Elaine Allen 2021-12-01 09:53:42
Precious Louell, an angel of light & love. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Her kindness, gentleness of spirit, uniqueness of wit, acceptance & wisdom were inspiring. Louell left a void when she moved away. Her spirit and inspiration will remain in our hearts. Sincere condolences and love to the family.
Kimberly Bagwell 2021-12-01 12:50:35
I am so saddened but I know she’s walking the streets of gold she was such a precious women of God a light in the darkness a beautiful ray of sunshine she will be forever in my heart as a dear friend
Tracey Small 2021-12-01 13:10:50
Such sad, sad news to hear about sweet Louell! I loved her dearly and treasured our conversations daily when I worked at Waterford, now Cedarhurst. My love pours out to her family whom were wonderful people that Ms. Louell loved dearly and spoke of fondly.
Lauri Fields 2021-12-01 17:50:33
Louell Roper was a prominent figure in my childhood. She was a wonderful lady. I mostly remember lots of laughter. What a loss for this earth, but how lovely to imagine the celebration in heaven!
Lori Webb Stapleton 2021-12-01 18:36:00
Bradley, Donna, Warren and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Louell. What a treasure she was to all who knew her.....a beautiful, kind, loving, servant who quietly lived out her faith. So many sweet memories with your family. Thankful for the hope we have of one day reuniting with those who have gone before us, but no matter how old we are, I am sure it is a crushing blow to lose a parent. What a legacy both of your parents left of how to live a life pleasing to our Lord to the very end of this life. Prayers for peace, assurance, and comfort for the days ahead. Love to you all, Lori Webb Stapleton
Melinda Gailey 2021-12-01 19:09:32
Warren, Debbie and all, Gary & I are so sorry to learn of Mrs Lowell’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Many fond memories of her growing up at McEver. Prayers of peace and comfort for you all during this sad time.
Lori Turner Cobb 2021-12-01 21:30:41
I'm so sorry for the passing of Mrs. Louell. She always had the kindest words of faith, courage and love. She was my Sunday school teacher at Woodlawn for many years. I remember when I accepted Christ as my savior, she was just as happy as I was. Love and prayers for her family!
Debra Cantrell Looney 2021-12-02 14:13:39
Louell was a cousin-by-marriage to me. Her husband, Ray, was my mom's first cousin. I loved Louell. We would see each other out, and she would always tell me how proud she was that I became a teacher. I valued her advice and support through the years. I know that she and Ray and my parents are rejoicing in Heaven right now!
Elizabeth Thompson Gettys 2021-12-02 17:35:49
Dearest Bradley and Warren, I am so sad to hear of your mothers passing. She was a wonderful, Godly woman and I remember her coming to the altar with me when I was 6 years old and got saved. Such precious days at Pleasant Hill! She was also my fourth grade teacher and she set a great example for me. She was a fine Christian lady. Take care of yourselves during this sad time. My prayers are with the family.
Elizabeth Thompson Gettys 2021-12-02 17:43:38
Dear Bradley and Warren I am so saddened to hear of your dear sweet mother’s passing. She was such a great influence on me growing up. I have precious memories of her at Pleasant Hill. She came to the altar and prayed with me the night I got saved. She was my fourth grade teacher as well, and she set such a great example for me. Louell was the picture of what it means to love and serve God. She will be missed. Prayers for the both of you and your family.
JoAnn (Escoe) Cantrell 2021-12-02 18:48:57
My thoughts & prayers to the family of Ms. LouelI. I knew her at Woodlawn Baptist Church & she taught both of my children in grammar school. She was such a precious person with a loving smile & shared her love with everyone she met. Heaven has gained an angel. May God give all of you peace & comfort during this time of sadness & grief.
Elizabeth Thompson Gettys 2021-12-03 15:19:46
DAR Bradley and Warren- I am so sorry to hear of your precious mother’s passing. She was a fine Christian lady that influenced me greatly when I was growing up. The night I was saved she came to the altar and prayed with me. I will never forget that. She was also my fourth grade teacher and she set such a great example for me. Louell was very special to me. She will be missed. Prayers for the both of you and your families.
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