February 1, 1944 ~ November 28, 2006

Born in: Maryville, TN,
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Patricia Best Cope, 62, of 466 Reems Creek Rd., Weaverville, NC, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at her residence. A native of Maryville, TN, Ms. Cope was the daughter of the late Willie R. Best and Marie M. Farley. Ms. Cope was employed at Emerald Ridge Health Care Center as business office manager. She was a member of New Bridge Baptist Church. Ms. Cope is survived by her daughter, Lynn Brown, of Asheville, son, Jimmy Brown and wife Darla, of Trinity, NC, daughter, Robin Wilson and husband Mike, of Weaverville and daughter, Pamela Penley and husband Joseph, of Weaverville; sister, Peggy Kaufman and husband Bob, of Fletcher; brother, Ray Best, of Chattanooga, TN; aunt and uncle, Dale and Kaye Lambert of Cleveland, TN; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. Clarke Henderson officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY, 10016.

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  1. Robin, Pam, and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. Just know she is in God’s Kingdom and you will be with her again. Although I hadn’t saw her in years, I will always remember that smile and her laughing. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

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  2. Pat will be missed dearly here by all. She can hear, she can dance, she can travel without having to arrange dialysis! We love her, but GOD loves her more!

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  3. Pam,Robin,Lynn and Jimmy,
    So many of your Mom’s friends would love to be with you during this horrible loss but they live too far away to make it so quickly.
    They have asked that I share with you their sympathies in your loss and to let you know that Biltmore High School Class of ’62 shares that loss as Pat was such a valued member of that class. We shall always remember her beautiful smile and jovial personality. God has given her peace and relief from the pain she has so long endured. We shall miss her. God be with you all and comfort you. Your Mother was so proud of each of you and loved you so much.
    With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    The Biltmore High School Class of ’62

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  4. pam,robin,lynn&jimmy, I am shocked and so very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. We will miss hear terrible at WDC. I have worked closely with Pat for nearly 7 yrs. I just want to say thank you, it was an honor to have taken care of your mother during my time with her at dialysis. I loved her and I will miss her. God Bless you all
    with sympathy Lorrie Banks WDC PCT

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  5. Robin, Pam, Lynn & Jimmy,
    I can honestly say that Pat was one of my favorite patients @ WDC. She loved talking with the staff and other patients. She frequently talked about each of you and the grand kids. She was so happy to show off the picture of the new great-grand baby. My favorite memories of her will be watching her look at ‘Dancing With The Stars’ during her treatments and the movies on cable. She would often sit in the chair after her treatment had ended to get to see the end of the movie. She was a classy lady and I loved her! I was so shocked to learn of her death on Tuesday morning. Her last words to me on Monday night were, ‘I’ll see you on Wednesday.’ Just remember that she was so proud of each of you and that she is now LITERALLY dancin’ with the stars!!!!
    Freda Plemmons Woody

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  6. Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was very special to me. You and your family are in my prayers. Won’t your Mom have a wonderful Christmas celebrating Jesus’ birthday with Him!

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  7. Peggy and Family,
    I am so sorry to learn of Pat’s passing but hope you find comfort in knowing she suffers no longer and is now rejoicing with other family members who have gone on before! Ina Harrell

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  8. To Pat’s family: I am SO sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I moved away and had not seen her for years but will never forget her smile and hugs at church when I visited. My prayers are with you!!

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  9. Robin,
    We love you and your family. I just wanted you to know you and your family are in our prayers. The statements from the song:
    ‘If You Could Only See Me Now,’
    I hope will be of comfort to you and your family.

    ‘IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE ME NOW!’

    I’ve finally arrived
    No one’s in a hurry
    There’s no schedule to keep
    We’re all enjoying Jesus
    Just sitting at His feet

    If you could see me now
    I’m walking streets of gold
    If you could see me now
    I’m standing tall and whole
    If you could see me now
    You’d know I’ve seen His face

    You wouldn’t want me to ever
    leave this place
    If you could only see me now

    My light and temporary trials
    Have worked out for my good
    To know it brought Him glory
    When I misunderstood
    Though we’ve had our sorrows
    They can never compare
    What Jesus has in store for us

    You wouldn’t want me to ever
    leave this perfect place
    If you could only see me now

    If only you could see me now

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  10. We would like to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. If we can do anything for you please let us know.Cheri Cantrell-Debra Creasman and Jennifer Combs-Teresa Harper

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