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Cora Mae Tackett

Cora Mae Tackett, 72 of Columbus, formerly of Stout, died Thursday, September 17, 2020 at her home. She was born April 25, 1948 in Portsmouth to the late Coleman and Lillian Evans Copas. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Tackett Jr., a son, Charles Edward Tackett III, 4 brothers; Pete, Mike, Donnie, and Dig, and a sister, Judy.

Cora is survived by a son, Steven (Tabatha) Tackett, 3 daughters; Tiny (David) Lewis, Goldie (Kerry) Tackett-Snyder, and Debra (Terry Sr.) Galentine, 14 grandchildren; Corey “Bear”, Charlie “Sissy” (Jeremiah), Corina, Lillian “Lilly”, Steven, Terry “Bumper” (Hillary), Bailey “Thumper” (Tiffany), Miracle, Hammie, James, Atlee, Baby Charlie, Woody (William), and Sara, 7 great grandchildren; Cameron, Boogie, Naomi, Paisley, Brinley, Keegan, and Isbella, 2 brothers; Duke and Buck, 4 sisters; Betty, Mouse, Pat, and Tark, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was the most sweet, kind, loving, selfless, and beautiful soul anyone could ever know. She was an amazing mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, and “The Godmother”. She touched so many lives and was loved by many. She loved her family and was all about the holidays. She was ornery and had the best sense of humor and always had a warm smile on her face. She was an angel placed on earth.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with interment in McKendree Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday starting at 11:00 AM. Condolences may be sent to

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