Dorothy Fowler Cosper passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 after living a full and meaningful life of 91 years. Dorothy was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 16, 1926. She was predeceased by parents, Dorothy Nell Deariso and Clyde Cecil Fowler, her husband Harvey Lindenthal Cosper; stepson Harvey L. Cosper, Jr.; brother, Clyde Deariso Fowler and sister-in-law Carol Fowler.
Dorothy is survived by a brother, Joel Alfred Fowler of Apharetta, Georgia; daughter Elaine Baggett McGuigan and husband John of Charlotte; daughter Susan Baggett Hughes and husband Bill of Greensboro; son Leland (Chip) Baggett and partner Natalie Frost of Asheville; five stepchildren, Nan Lehman and husband Carl of San Antonio, Texas;.; Sue Osborne and husband Tommy of Holden Beach, South Carolina; Roy Cosper and Carol Cosper, both of Charlotte; stepdaughter in law Kandy Cosper of Charlotte; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 2PM at Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Rd, Charlotte followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.
Dot graduated from the University of Georgia, where she served as President of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and was a member of Theta Sigma Phi Honorary Journalism fraternity. She played second base on the intramural women's baseball team for all four years of college. Among many other past activities, Dot was a member of the Atlanta Debutante Club and the Atlanta Junior League, where she served as Editor of the League's magazine and as the Civic Affairs Chairman. She was a charter member at Northside Methodist Church in Atlanta, where she was a choir member and soloist.
Dot moved with her family in 1965 to Charlotte, where she wasted no time in becoming an active and valuable member of the community. She joined Sardis Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir for over 35 years, served as a Deacon, Elder, and Stephen Minister, and participated as a leader of her Mustard Seed Small Group. In the Charlotte Junior League, she again worked on their magazine. She also gave her time and dedicated service for eight years as a volunteer with Hospice of Charlotte.
As a lover of the Arts, Dot volunteered for the Charlotte Symphony where she served on the Women's Board as Publicity Chair and sang with the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte under the leadership of Donald Plott; she studied Fine Arts at CPCC, beginning her years of enjoyment and accomplishment as an oil and watercolor artist, and became a member of the Charlotte Art League. Her coveted paintings fill the homes of family and friends. All who knew her recognized and valued her many creative talents. Her melodious voice, as well as her impromptu piano concerts, both of which gave expression to her lifelong love of music, her never-ending energy, and her fun-loving spirit will always linger with us,
Dot also loved playing tennis and was an active member of Olde Providence Racquet Club. She was an avid bridge player, enjoying the comradery of several long-standing bridge groups. An enthusiastic traveler, Dot additionally managed to make time for many sojourns across the country and overseas. While leading an active life of service, self-development, and achievement, Dot was busy raising eight children and involved in Girl Scout troops, PTA's, and swim teams, among many other activities. Not surprisingly, she was chosen as the Charlotte Observer's Mother of the Year in 1978; her children will dearly miss her presence, her humor, and her Example. A live so lived with Integrity and enthusiasm will not be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be sent to Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28270.