In Loving Memory

Katie E. Laird

July 22, 1940 - September 30, 2023


Katie Elizabeth Cooper Laird was born July 22,1940, in Bluff Springs, FL to Bertie and Finnis Cooper. She passed away on Saturday, September 30,2023, at the age of 83.

Raised in Mobile, Katie was a loving mom, sister, aunt, Mimi and friend. Her love for God and family was shown in all that she did for others. Her passion for good music, movies and cooking was passed down to all. So many great memories have been made. 

Katie was preceeded in death by her parents, Bertie Toller and Finnis Cooper; her brother, Willard Cooper; sister, Ruby Grethen; brother-in-law, Pierre Grethen and niece, Jennifer Parks McGill. 

She is survived by three children, Ronny (Iliana) Laird, Stacy Laird and Kimberley Laird Baker; six grandchildren, Miranda (L.T.) Tiet, Daphne Baker, Ashley Laird, Courtney Baker Deakle, Aryn Laird and Justin (Grace) Garity; nine great- grandchildren, Cheyan, Faith, Elizabeth, Thanh, Mia, Jessie, Peyton, Riley and Mason; sister, Linda (Bob) Parks; sister-in-law, Marlene Cooper; along with many nephews and nieces. 

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 5PM at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 4PM.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Gina Howell

    My Auntie Katie was a very special person and friend to me. She was always kind and loving and we enjoyed chatting on the phone quite frequently. She always made me and my family feel welcome in her home and was a wonderful cook. It was a real treat to go to a family function at her house. I loved her so much and will truly miss her.

  2. Debbie G. Adams

    Aunt Katie was a very special aunt and person to me. When we visited she was always happy and jovial and loved good conversation. She was a good baker of cakes, and I recall sitting on a stool at her counter enjoying cake and coffee and chatting about family and old times. Aunt Katie was a faith filled woman who loved the Lord and was always ready to testify to that. My memories of her will be with me always and she will truly be missed.

  3. Steven Adams

    Before I even married her niece (Debbie), Katie made me feel welcome in her home. I always enjoyed being there and I appreciate that she cared so much about others. In fact, her whole family was that way, which was no doubt because of her influence. She was always Aunt Katie to me and I will miss her.


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