Her family says that she died at home on Tuesday, September 13, from natural causes. There will be no memorial or funeral service.
Wilma Lee had a long career in bluegrass music performing alongside her husband, Dale (Stoney) Cooper on fiddle. She was a boisterous singer and a natural entertainer. Their career together spanned the 1940s up to through the ’60s, and they worked the Grand Ole Opry until Stoney passed in 1977. Afterwards, she kept a band going until until her own retirement 10 years ago.
Wilma Lee is remembered by her many friends around Nashville and across the country as a gracious woman with a great sweetness to her personality.