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Mardick Henry “M.H.” Pope, 99

Mr. Mardick Henry “M.H.” Pope of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by family and friends following a great long life of 99 years. Mr. Pope is preceded in death by his Parents, Wright Mardick and Mellie English Pope; Wife, Mary Lee Harper Pope; Daughter, Teresa Pope; Son, Tony Pope; Grandson, Michael Pope; Great Grandson, Dylan Bowman; and all of his older ten siblings, Willie, Wright, Jewell, Albert, Eudora, L.G., Kate, D.W., Sam, and Walker.


Mr. Pope was born the youngest of eleven siblings, December 11, 1922 in Douglas, Georgia. He was a WWII veteran and served in Germany. After his service in the United States Army, he returned home to his wife, Mary Lee Harper. They farmed “Pope Hill” for many years while raising their five children along with neighboring immediate family. Mr. Pope was considered family among the Carver Baptist Church Community. He was a member of Carver Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years.


In his early years, M.H. enjoyed anything relating to fishing and spending time with family and friends. In his later years he enjoyed watching Andy Griffith, Gaither Vocal Band and old westerns. His greatest joy came from anything relating to “Pope Hill” -- talking about family memories, being visited by family and friends, and mostly watching all the traffic and activity going on on “Pope Lane” from his living room widow until his last breath.


Survivors include:


1 Daughter:  Denise Pope Vickers and husband Kenny of Rockmart, GA


2 Sons: Mickey Pope of Douglas, GA   

Ronnie Pope and wife Rose of Douglas, GA


3 Granddaughters: Robyn Pope Bowman and husband Jerome of Rockmart, GA

Teri Harris Carter of Rockmart, GA

Michelle Pope Griner and husband Kip of Denver CO


2 Grandsons: Rodney Pope and wife Kelly of Rockmart, GA

Jeremy Harris of Wynnewood, OK


2 Step-Granddaughters: Vicky Vickers Ryles and husband Jay of Alma, GA

Marty Vickers Hopkins and husband Kevin of Lincolnton, GA


1 Step-Grandson: Kenny Vickers Jr. of Westgreen, GA


Several great granddaughters and grandsons: Chesney Carter Gowens and husband Josh, Kyler Carter and wife Claudia, Hannah Bowman, Truitt Bowman, Eli Bowman, Eisley Pope, Alexa Pope, Mary Jade Harris, Evan and Autumn Ryles, Cole Hopkins, Shandy Vickers, Kaly Griner and Mia Griner.


Great Great Grandchildren: Judson Gowens, Adeline and Layla Carter.


Many nieces and nephews, family and friends.


The family will receive friends on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Carver Baptist Church (original sanctuary).


Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Carver Baptist Church with Pastor Philip Corbean and Pastor Gregory Pope officiating.


Interment will follow at Carver Baptist Church Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Carver Baptist Missions Memorial Fund on M.H.’s behalf. You may donate online at carverbaptistchurch.org or the main office at the Church from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Make checks payable to Carver Baptist Church, designated for Missions Memorial.


Thank you for your unconditional love and prayerful support of the family.


Due to COVID-19, Sims Funeral Home Inc. will require all customers, guests, and attendees to wear medical grade masks at all times while in our facility, as well as social distancing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however the safety of our staff and those we serve are our primary concern. Masks will not be provided.    

Sims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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