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Willie Earl Cooper

February 11, 1953 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 66)


Willie E Cooper, age 66, passed away peacefully at home, June 10, 2019. Born Feb. 11, 1953 in Quitman MS, to Shelley and Ida Louise (Bonner) Cooper, both of whom preceded him in death, along with sister, Maxine, her son, Eric Cooper of Quitman MS & brother, James Stevens of CA.

Willie joined the Navy during the Vietnam years and married his wife, Charlene Cooper, Sept. 12, 1974 in Tokyo Japan. Both sons, Alfonso (Stephanie) Cooper & Nestorio Cooper of Mancelona MI. Granddaughter, Quianah Cooper of Kalamazoo MI. Grandsons; Nestorio Jr of Kalkaska MI, Alfonso Jr and Anakin Cooper of Mancelona MI are left to cherish his memory forever.

Survived by 4 sisters, Shirley DeRoun & Cynthia Cooper, both from Pittsburg CA. GiGi Greene & Mary (Carl) White of Kileen TX.

Willie lived a full life, traveling and meeting old/new friends, spending time with family; niece, Rona (Josh) Amora of Dallas TX & nephews; Carvin White, Eric Jr & Darius Cooper of Kileen TX.

A memorial is held in Mancelona, MI @ Mortensen Funeral Homes on Saturday, June 15th 2019 (6-8pm), followed by a viewing Friday, June 21st (6-8pm), funeral on Saturday, June 22nd (11am) in Quitman MS at the Berry-Gardner Funeral Home, internment at Archusa Memorial Gardens in Quitman MS immediately after funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & or Cancer Organizations.

Arrangements have been orchestrated by the Mortensen Funeral Homes of Mancelona, MI.

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June 15, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mancelona Chapel
205 W. State Street
Mancelona, MI 49659

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