Kimberely Patricia Cope entered this life on May 3, 1980. She was born to Abner and Sandra Cope in Ann Arbor, Michigan, completing their family of four.
Later that year Kim moved with her parents and sister to Dayton, Ohio. They eventually settled into a house on Raab Circle, a house they would call home for nearly 30 years.
Kim grew up in a loving home, with hard-working parents and enjoyed a comfortable and festive childhood. From elaborate Easter egg hunts in the backyard, to matching homemade Halloween costumes, to annual holiday dinners— Kim’s upbringing was filled with many years of colorful memories.
It was also during those years that Kim would come to know the Lord. She and her family attended St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church, where Kim was baptized at seven years old. Kim also attended Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, participated in youth programs and plays, and sat with her family on the fifth pew each week for Sunday Service.
Many of Kim’s talents started to emerge throughout her school age years. She enjoyed drawing and had a love for music. She even learned to play the saxophone and was a musician in her high school band.
As an adult Kim came into her own by combining her talents and passions. She was a gifted make-up artist, a self-trained hair stylist, had an eye for presentation and an extraordinary sense of style. Kim would continue to enjoy and evolve that artistry throughout her life.
In the spring of 2010 Kim relocated with her parents to Commerce, Georgia, where she was able to spend time with extended family and grow her love for animals. Kim was a pet lover and animal advocate. She dreamed of the chance to work in a veterinary office or animal shelter. Kim was also known to take in rescues and had a heart for nurturing dogs.
Kimberely Patricia Cope transitioned from this life on December 27, 2020. She was proceeded in death by her paternal grandparents, Lafayette and Hazel Cope, her maternal grandfather, Samuel Riley and her uncle Pastor Michael Riley.
In this life Kimberely leaves her maternal grandmother, Sophie Berry, her devoted and loving parents, Abner and Sandra Cope, her sister, Terri (John) Walton, a nephew, a niece, her aunts, her uncles, her cousins, extended family, friends... and her faithful dog, Chance.