Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Rosedale, with Rev. Tyrone Miller officiating.
He is survived by seven daughters and six sons: Vanessa Cooper and Tewona Washington of Gunnison, Stephanie Perse and Sonya Cooper of Rosedale, Elnora Chappell, Ysheka Frye and Mieisha Frye of Memphis, Tenn., James Earl Drummer of Houston, Texas, Larry Norman of Milwaukee, WI., Keith Tony Little of Memphis, Tenn., Gregory Cooper of Gunnison, Kenyarda Graham and Felix Graham of Cleveland; sister Earline Neal of Peoria, Ill.; brothers Willie Lee Cooper of Decatur, Ill., and Walter “M.C.” Cooper of Peoria, Ill.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Flowers and cards may be sent to W.S. Brandon Mortuary.