Cathy Jean Thompson Roper

Published 2:08 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cathy Jean Thompson Roper, 66, lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 11, 2018.

She was a loving girlfriend, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She loved her little dog, “Mac,” and to get lost in a book.

Born in Spartanburg County on March 31, 1952. She was the daughter of the late M.E. ”Gene” Thompson and Nelda Jones Thompson. 

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She was a member of Lynn First Baptist Church, and a graduate of Tryon High School.

Survivors include her longtime boyfriend, Fred Brian Beaty of Landrum; a son, Marshall E. “Brandon” Roper (Sandy) of Inman; one grandson, Marshall “Obi” Roper of Inman; two sisters, Beverly Large (Cowan) and Bobby of Landrum and Stacy Thompson Henson of Tryon; two nieces, Shelley Crawley Langley and Patrick of Greenville and Kelsey C. Roper of Tryon; three nephews, Matthew Cowan of Landrum, Tyler Horne and Collin Mills of Tryon; one great-nephew, Taylor Crawley of Greenville; and one great-niece, Halie Owens of Greenville.

She will be deeply and forever missed.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the Meeting Room in the Landrum Depot, 211 N. Trade St., Landrum.

Condolences to the family can be made to

Sanders Funeral and Cremation Service of Columbus, North Carolina, is assisting the family.