Esther Texas Pearson Koopmann

TIFTON - Esther Texas Pearson Koopmann, 99, of Statesboro formerly of Albany and Doerun died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Mount Enon Church 10041 State Coach Rd. Baconton, Georgia with Rev. B. J. Funk officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Albritton - Beaumont Funeral Directors 1020 Tift Ave., Tifton, Ga.

Tim Pinson, Tom Pinson, John Pinson, Bobby Mathis, Kenny Morris, Jeffrey Peabody, Pearson Gardner, Michael Stubbs and T. J.Belcher will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Koopmann was born May 8, 1913, in Baconton, Mitchell County Georgia to Owen Pearson and Beulah Pinson Pearson both of whom preceded her in death along with her husband Mark Edgar Koopmann who died in 1959, sister Carol Pearson Hess, brother-in-law Phil Hess, son-in-law John Bridges and granddaughter April Proctor.

She graduated with a bachelor's degree in childhood education. This started her love for teaching as a primary school teacher who favored teaching first graders. She embraced life and she had a deep and abiding faith with a wonderful sense of humor. She loved her church family, growing flowers, traveling, the beach, reading and most of all her family. She retired from Dougherty County Board of Education, but she had taught in Sale City and Minton Georgia school systems.

Mrs. Koopmann is survived by her four daughters and one son-in-law; Kay Hall, Statesboro, Diane Peabody, Statesboro, Carol Gardner, Tifton, Judy and Kenny Morris, Evans, Georgia, her brother Owen Pearson, Homer, Louisiana, four grandchildren; Paige Stubbs, Jeffrey Peabody, Laura Peabody and Pearson Gardner; two great grandchildren Michael Stubbs and Mandi Stubbs, and special friend Jan Dunlap of Albany, Georgia.

Flowers will be accepted or donations to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531 Statesboro, Ga. 30459, Mount Enon Historical Church, 2715 Jackson Dairy Rd., Baconton, Ga. 31716.

You may sign the guest registry at www.albritton-beaumontfuneralhome.com.

Albritton-Beaumont Funeral Directors

Tifton 229/ 382-7550