Mary Dawn Matthews Cope, 86, of Richardson, Texas, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1925 in Italy, Texas, to O.M. and Arvie (Eason) Matthews. Sis loved calico cats, crocheting, ceramic painting, reading and traveling. She had many friends at the Brandywine Apartments in Richardson, Texas, where she lived.  Mary had a great sense of humor and loved her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie Dawn Motley and her husband, Michael of Sachse, Texas; granddaughter, Janiece Mary Black of Sachse; two nieces, Phyllis Dawn Mikulak and her husband, Larry, of Emory, Texas and Shannon Dale Rippey and her husband, Bobby, of Waxahachie; and one nephew, Mike Matthews of Denton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, O.M. and Arvie Matthews; two brothers Otis Matthews Jr. and Alton Matthews and sister-in-law Dorothy Matthews.

Graveside service and interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the Italy Cemetery with Chaplain Gregg Burdette officiating.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.