Mary (Poole) Cooper

Born: Fri., Feb. 17, 1922
Died: Tue., Mar. 6, 2018

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Mar. 17, 2018
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.

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MARY POOLE-COOPER, age 96, and formally of Tower Hill #2, peacefully passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA with her family by her bedside. 


She was born February 17, 1922 in Roxboro, NC, the daughter of the late Ida Satterfield Poole and Louis Poole.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert C. Cooper, Sr.; sons: Major Cooper; an infant, Terry Cooper; two brothers; and 2 sisters.


She is survived by 5 daughters:  Ottie Lee, Jaqueline Davis, Carolyn C. Cooper, all of Pittsburgh, PA., Joyce Cooper of Fort Washington, MD, and Claudia Cooper of W. Springfield, MA; 3 sons: Wilbert Cooper, Jr. of Gary, IN., Emmett Cooper of Pittsburgh, PA., Ronald Cooper, Sr. of Springfield, MA.; 23 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, multiple great-great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.


Mary loved her family and served the Lord with passion.

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Ms Allison
   Posted Fri March 09, 2018
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.

A. Marie Pettiford Casey
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
Family of Mary Cooper,
There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death. I find comfort in knowing the restoration of life is guaranteed. Jesus spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), was himself resurrected by his Father and he performed many miracles. All such miraculous events, including resurrections, took place on earth giving us a precious glimpse of what is to come.......seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15)
Knowing death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed provides comfort as well. His word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)
Until his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless your family in the days to come......

St. Paul's AME Church
   Posted Thu March 15, 2018
To The Family of Mary (Poole) Cooper;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Mary will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at her family and friends that are here to celebrate her life and her Home Going service.

“Don’t’ weep at my grave, for I am not there,
Ive a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I’ll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free,
Playing tag with the wind, while I’m waiting for thee”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson, Jr.
And the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

Victoria Leake-Lewis
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
To the Family of Ms. Mary Cooper,
I remember Mrs. Cooper from way back when I was a teenager. Claudia and I were best friends, and even though we live miles apart we are still very close. I recall that Mrs. Cooper was a sweet, quiet spoken woman. She looked like someone who could wrap her arms around you and give big wonderful hugs. Claudia always referred to her parents as Mary and Wilbert and I referred to mine by their names. We used to have lots of laughs talking about our parents. They have all made their homes with the Lord now and we will always miss them. May God give the family peace, comfort and contentment knowing that she is finally free of pain and in a wonderful place.
Vickie Leake-Lewis

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