Service celebrating the life of Geneva Ann Cupps will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at House of Prayer Church, she will be laid to rest next to her husband James at Washington Cemetery. Geneva passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. She was 78.
Born July 14, 1943 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma to Virgil D. Smith and Neva Lucille (Dewey) Smith, Geneva received her education at Chelsea, graduating with the class of 1961. She married James David Cupps in 1962 and the couple made their first home in Chelsea before moving to Tulsa, this has been home since.
Geneva worked as a cashier for her family's store in Chelsea in her younger years. She later began working at Sunshine Corner, a local day care for children. She so enjoyed taking care of the babies that she continued her education and finished her Child Development Associate. Her career took her to Day Schools and this is where she retired.
Family was first priority in Geneva's life and she made sure her husband and children had everything they needed. She was an excellent cook and her family have fond memories of her homemade noodles, potato salad, and light bread. She could feed an army with her holiday feasts and everyone was welcome to her table. Geneva was also a great seamstress and made a lot of her kids clothes. She also enjoyed needle work. When it came time for grandchildren, Geneva turned her attention to them, making them feel they were her favorite. She was so proud and thankful for her family and would be the first to encourage them to fulfill their dreams.
A wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend, Geneva will be missed by all who knew her. Those family members that survive include her children Raydean Cupps and wife Sunday, Danna Cox, Jason Cupps, Jeremy "Sam" Cupps and wife Laura, and Nahama Joy Cupps and husband Carl; her beloved grandchildren Matthew Cupps, Misty Cupps, Cody Russell, Michael Cupps, Colton Cupps, Samantha Oler, Benjamin Industrioso, Thomas Cox, Emily Cupps, Gabriel Cupps, and Brixton Phillips; 9 great grandchildren; her siblings Bernadean Carter and husband Tony, Ronnie Smith and wife Linda, Carolyn Jones and husband Darrell, and Judy Elkins and husband Gary. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, husband James, daughter Emily Cupps, grandson Robby Russell, brother Steve Smith; son-in-law Charles Cox, brother-in-law Kenny Grissom, and sister-in-law Janice.