Anna ‘Sue’ Pope

Published 3:44 pm Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Anna “Sue” Rankin Pope, 100, of Covington, passed away on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. She was born on Feb. 7, 1920, in Sandy Hook, Miss., to Soloman “Jesse” Rankin and Emma Estelle Thornhill Rankin.

She is survived by her loving children, Susan Pope Artell (Michael) and Joseph Pope Jr.; grandchildren, Andrew Pope, Stephanie Marshall (Sam), Joanna Harvey (Noel); and great-grandchildren, Sesina and Sadie Marshall, and Mark, Lucie and Micah Harvey. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Sue was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph “Joe” Pope; daughter, Janet Elizabeth Pope; parents, Soloman “Jesse” and Emma Estelle Rankin; and her brothers, Dr. Samuel Rankin and Charles Rankin.

Sue was a resident of Angie and Covington, and a graduate of Bogalusa High School in 1936. In 1942, Sue received her Nursing license from Touro School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at Desporte Clinic in Bogalusa and at the Washington Parish Public Health unit.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Windsor Senior Living Community for their kindness and concern over the years.

Relatives and close friends are invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. in Covington, on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., with visitation at 1 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow the services at Bonnie Cemetery in Angie.

With COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing and facemask are required to attend services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home or Angie Baptist Church.

The Pope family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at the E. J. Fielding Funeral Home Guest Book at