Katye Lucille Cooper Summerlin, born May 11, 1933, has joined her heavenly Father, Saturday, May 22, 2021. The family will receive friends Friday, May 28, 2021 beginning at 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories in Florence, MS. Kayte was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in which she served in many roles for the church. Katye retired from UMMC’s newborn medicine after 37.2 years with an honorary degree. Katye was totally devoted to her children and took care of them by herself for 10 years until she met the love of her life, Sam. He took on the role of father and helped her the rest of the way. Katye is preceded in death by her parents, 6 siblings, granddaughter, Nicole Leigh Shamburger; and her husband, Curtis Samuel Summerlin. She is survived by her children, Mark Summerlin (Gina), Carol Hammack (Jim), Cheryl Shamburger (Leigh) and Kenneth Summerlin; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Batson Children’s Hospital. The family of Mrs. Summerlin would like to say a special thanks to the caregivers of Home Instead and Compassus Hospice Care for their great care.
To order memorial trees
or send flowers to the family in memory of Katye Lucille (Cooper) Summerlin, please visit our flower store