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Mary Lillian Cooper


Sunrise: April 5, 1943

Sunset: May 29, 2019

Lillian Cooper (Lil) Was called home on May 29, 2019 at Chesapeake Regional Health Center in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was born in Windsor, North Carolina to the late Samuel and Clatie Cooper on April 5, 1943. Lillian was the fifth of six children, Minnie (Peggy) Cooper (deceased), George B. Cooper (deceased), Angelo Cooper (deceased), Janice Cooper and Geraldine Brooks.

She attended public school in Windsor, North Carolina and matriculated at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. Lillian worked as an eligibility worker for many years with the City of Portsmouth in Virginia and later worked for the Atlantic City Free Public Library in New Jersey. Her employment in service reflected her caring and helpful spirit. Lillian leaves to cherish her memory five children, Dana Downey, Willie C. Downey, Benjamin R. Downey (Susan), David W. Downey (Shamelia) and Lori A. Downey (Spergen Scarborough); four grandchildren, Roderick A. Coleman, Landon Downey, Brent Downey and Ardyn Downey; one great grandson, Cameron D. Coleman and her children’s siblings, Sharolyn Brown and Johnathan Williams; her sisters, Geraldine Brooks and Janice Cooper and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lillian will always be remembered for her open heart, willing spirit and sharp tongue. We will miss her, but we are thankful
for the times we shared with her and will cherish those memories forever.

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    gg says

    Deepest sympathy. During this sad time may our heavenly Father provide you with comfort and strength to endure through the difficult days ahead, 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

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    Monique Jenkins says

    I am honored and blessed to have known your mother Mrs. Cooper. She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her. My condolences to entire family.

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      Harry Bazemore says

      So sorry to hear about your loss. Lillian and I have been friends since first grade. My condolences to your family.
      Harry Bazemore

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    Lorie Burrell-Jones and Family says

    Deepest Sympathy and Our Prayers for the Cooper family. May the Lord give you all comfort, peace, strength and love as you celebrate the life of your loved one. May the love, wisdom, lessons, laughter, times and memories shared forever keep her close.

    Sincerely,
    Lorie, Will and Jones family

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    Samuel D. & Ruth Bond Cherry & Family says

    With Heavy Hearts, We are Sending Our Most Sincerest Condolences Ever to the family of Mary Lillian Cooper.??? Do Remember that God Is Still In Control and He Is Always With You! Be Blessed Always ?? Love to Lillian’s Children, and also to her Sisters Janice and Lois. RIP my friend since third grade ‘Lil.’? God Bless Until We Meet Again.?

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    Sherry Riddick says

    Sending my prayers and condolences out to Dana Downey and the family today. Rest in peace Mrs. Lillian Cooper. She would always make you feel like one of the family. She was truly a blessing to all that knew her
    Love you

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