Crosby Funeral Home: Obituaries

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Nelma Cooper
(April 4, 1932 - March 16, 2013)

In Loving Memory Nelma Young Cooper

After fighting the good fight, finishing her course, and having kept the faith, Mrs. Nelma Young Cooper, daughter of the late Edward and Gladys Young of Fayetteville, WV and long time resident of Milton made her entrance into the celestial city of Heaven. Delivered saint, devoted pastor's wife, and dedicated mother, Mrs. Cooper, 80 years of age, made her departure from this life March 16, 2013.

Mrs. Cooper was once employed by the former Pocahontas Coal Company and the Cabell County School System, but spent the majority of her life investing her time, energy, and talents nurturing her children who she loved dearly. She faithfully attended Corinth Free Will Baptist Church of Alma, GA for several months.

This godly lady was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Pastor Carl J. Cooper. Also, preceding her was a brother, Richard Young of Fayetteville.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by two brothers, Bobby Young (Carol) of Beckley, WV and Kenny Young (Lisa) of Oak Hill, WV, a sister, Kathleen "Josie" Johnson of Fayetteville, WV, and sons Wesley Cooper (Debbie) of Jefferson City, TN, Pastor Dan Cooper (Sandie) of Greeneville, TN, Keith Cooper (Sandra) of Maryville, TN, and daughter Julie McCoy (Dale) of Alma, Ga. She is also very proud to be survived by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. "Her children arise up, and call her blessed;" Proverbs 31:28.

A memorial service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Cooper will be held Friday, March 22nd at Wallace Funeral Home of Milton. Pastors Chris McAviney and Dale McCoy will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Memorial Park in Milton.

The family will celebrate the home-going of their precious loved one by receiving friends Thursday, March 21st at Wallace funeral home in Milton.

Preliminary arrangements were provided by Crosby Funeral Home of Alma, Ga with final arrangements provided by Wallace Funeral Home of Milton.

"Heaven will never welcome a sweeter Mama, earth will never lose a greater soul."