Thursday, August 5, 2010

Louise Cockrell Metts

On August 4, 2010, at age 87, Mrs. Louise Metts passed away at St. Dominic’s Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Metts was a resident of Louisville, MS, where she had lived her entire life. On December 15th, 1923 Mrs. Louise Metts was born to Edgar and Lucille Cockrell. In 1943 she was wed to Mr. John Phillip Metts whom she was married to for 43 wonderful years until his passing in 1986. Mrs. Metts was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as secretary for 50 years. As a hobby Mrs. Metts was an avid quilter, spending much of her spare time as a member of the Louisville Quilting Guild. Mrs. Metts was an enthusiastic thimble collector who could also be found rooting on her favorite teams, the Duke Blue Devils and the Atlanta Braves. Mrs. Metts is survived by daughters; Ruby Louise Metts of Louisville, MS, Ida Lucille Baldwin and husband , Joseph Douglas Baldwin of Brandon, MS, Jackie Carolyn Metts and husband, Jack Oliver White of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, brother, Jack Cockrell of Louisville, MS, daughter-n-law, Eva Faye Metts of Decatur, AL. Mrs. Metts is preceded in death by her husband, John Phillip Metts, son John Phillip Metts Jr., brothers Davis Cockrell, Billy Cockrell, Joe Cockrell and sister Margret Ming. Mrs. Metts was better known as “Grandmaw” by eight grandchildren; Melinda, John, Nicole, Doug, Brian, Josh, Andy and Jeff…and by eleven great grandchildren; Megan, Mark, Macey, Matthew, Maggie, Kirsten, John Garrett, Nicholas, Harrison, Abby and Easton. Visitation for Mrs. Metts will be held from 5pm to 8pm on August 6th, 2010 at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS. Services will then be held at 10:30am August 7th, 2010 at Porter Funeral Home with the graveside service at Memorial Park in Louisville, MS.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 4109 Old Robinson Road, Louisville, MS, 39339.