CONSTANCE MAE INGRAM YANCEY CUPPLES
MARCH 28, 1937 – AUGUST 11, 2006
Constance Mae Ingram Yancey Cupples was born March 28, 1937, in San Diego, California. She was the only child of Milton T. Ingram and Anne Hoffler Ingram. Her father was in the Navy and traveled throughout the United States. The family settled in Louisiana near relatives upon his retirement from the Navy.
Connie attended Louisiana College upon completing high school, majoring in education. After attaining her degree she taught school in Georgia and Arkansas, as well as her home state of Louisiana. She retired the second time from teaching from Northwood High School as a Title I math teacher in May 2006.
She married Robert Yancey and had three children: Turner, Anita, and Sarah. Later she married Rev. J.T. Cupples. His children became hers and are still considered part of the extended family. Ms. Connie helped with his ministry at several churches in the Central Louisiana area until his death in 2000.
Ms. Connie was an affectionate, caring wife, mother, teacher, friend and above all a Christian. She was the prayer warrior for her family and friends. When called upon she was ready and willing to serve for her Lord. When asked to help, you could always find Ms. Connie or “Nana” in the kitchen or fellowship hall. She enjoyed food, whether preparing or sharing. You would often find her volunteering in the neighboring churches Vacation Bible Schools, helping fix and/or serve the food for their bodies and also serving scripture for their souls.
God called a great saint home on August 11, 2006. Her family, friends, and colleagues miss her smile, laughter, and her prayers.
Source: Louisiana Conference Journal, 2007; p. 251.
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