Mary Lou Shoop 85, VA, obit; w/o Jonah Shoop
By E Gammon December 18, 2013 at 02:34:04
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Botn November 11, 1928
Big Stone Gap VA/ Crackers Neck
Mary Lou Shoop 85, Big Stone Gap, VA, went to be with the
Lord on December 17, 2013, at her home in the Crackers neck
She was a member of the Cedar Ridge Freewill Baptist
Church. A loving and faithful wife and mother, she devoted
her life to the care of her family and the support of her
husband, Pastor Jonah Shoop, in their life long ministry for
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years; her
parents, Emitte and Sharon Begley; one brother; and one
sister who died in childhood.
She is survived by her three sons, Jonah R. Shoop and wife
Wilma, of Lebanon, VA, Greg Shoop and wife Teresa, of Big
Stone Gap, VA, and Jeff Shoop and wife Melissa, of Houston,
TX; one brother, Ron Begley and wife Carol, of Nashville, TN;
one sister, Lois June Dow and husband David, of Cookeville,
TN; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren; and
several other close relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday,
December 20, 2013, at Holding Funeral Home, 17. East 3rd
St. N, for the visitation.
The funeral service will be conducted following the visitation
in the funeral home's chapel, at 8 p.m., with the Pastor,
James Holcomb officiating.
The graveside committal service will be conducted on
Saturday, at 11 a.m., in the Barker Cemetery. The committal
service will be officiated by Pastor Buddy Wilson. Pallbearers
will be her grandsons, Jeremy Shoop, Joseph Shoop, Michael
Shoop, Joshua Shoop, Jason Gilley, and Steve Graham.
Those wishing to attend the committal service are asked to
meet at Holding Funeral Home by 10:30 a.m., to proceed to
You may go online to view the obituary or sign the guest
Holding Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.