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Elizabeth "Libby" Cotney

February 15, 1930 — May 10, 2024

Martha Elizabeth Broome Cotney, affectionately known as Libby, passed away in Birmingham, Alabama, May 10, 2024. Born on February 15, 1930, to Hubert L. Broome Sr. and Frances Elizabeth Johnston. Libby was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 56 years, Donald Cotney.

Libby is survived by her two children, Donna Elizabeth Cotney Tyner (Randy) and Donald Scott Cotney (Jennifer); five grandchildren, Christina Elizabeth Tyner, Jeffrey Scott Tyner (Brittany), David Jordan Tyner (Whitney), Jackson Scott Cotney and Jordan Elizabeth Cotney; four great-grandchildren, Davis Lanier Tyner, Miller Broome Tyner, Analise Catherine Fragapane-Tyner and Colton Hayes Tyner.  She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Hubert L. Broome Jr., Robert Lee Broome, and sister Mary Ruth Broome Baker.

A devoted member of the Methodist Church, Libby accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She graduated from Shades Cahaba High School and held a deep love for all things Auburn, celebrating the graduations of her children, their spouses, and grandchildren from the university.

Following the birth of her children, Libby dedicated herself to raising her family before embarking on a career with Passavant Corporate and later Bellsouth Corporation. Upon retirement, she and Donald enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and Europe, creating cherished memories together. Libby took immense pride in her family's military service, with her husband, son, and grandson serving in the US Army, US Navy and the US Marine Corps.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Chris Mayberry for providing care and comfort to Libby during the last year of her life and to the nurses and staff at Grandview Medical Center. 

Services to celebrate Libby's life will be held Wednesday, May 15th, in the Chapel at Church of the Highlands Grants Mill Campus, with burial at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East in Trussville. Visitation at 10:00 with services to follow at 11:00. Rev Barry Holcomb officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 559 Green Street, Belmont, MS 38827. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.
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