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January 06, 2010
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble. Our heartfelt condolences is extended to the Watkins Family during your sorrow.
January 02, 2010
After the death of his close friend Lazarus, “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35)
The grief experience by families and friends in connection with death does bring tears, so we would like to extend our sympathy and condolences.
January 01, 2010
Thanks for all that you did!
December 30, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 29, 2009
To Mrs. Joyce Bobo, Christopher Bobo & Michele Anderson-Bobo, Esq(s)., Ashley Bobo and Amanda Bobo-

It was indeed a pleasure and privilege knowing your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I was awed by her vitality and honoured when she prepared an entire meal for our family when she was well into her late eighties.

These word have always seemed uplifting and I hope they give you a margin of condolence in your time of loss.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.


When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)
December 29, 2009
To Mrs. Joyce Bobo, my wonderful son-in-law Mr. Christopher Bobo, my precious daughter, Michele Anderson-Bobo and my dearest granddaughters, Ashley and Amanda Bobo indeed we all share in the loss of a magnificent and dynamic woman-- your mother, grandmother and great grandmother,Mrs Ann Nixon Cooper.

Mrs Cooper was born at the dawn of the 20th century, tested by inequality, nurtured by love and blessed by longevity. Her works, actions and sentiments have been an example and inspiration to newly elected president--Mr Barak Obama,ambassadors,mayors and the common folks of the United States and aboard. Her wit, her charm,and humour will be sorely missed. The world has lost one of it's most magnificent and dignified treasures.
December 29, 2009
Words cannot express the magnitude in which your life meant to each of us. I pray each day that I be half the person that you were!! I thank God that you were able to vote in the 2008 Presidential election, to help put our first black president in office. I am looking forward to seeing you again at those pearly gates and streets of gold. May God bless the family. Demetrius Jones.
December 29, 2009
You were a magnificient lady. We felt as if we knew you when we saw you during the voting news flash about your taking the time at your age to actually go to the polls and vote. we know that you will be welcomed in the heavenly family of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. The world is a better place having had a lady of your stature in it. God Bless You and Your Family.
December 29, 2009
"Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
December 28, 2009
Dear Cooper Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Ann Coopers death.What a great person she was she inspired so many people.She will be missed by everyone.
Love,
Abby
December 28, 2009
Deepest Sympathy from neighbors. Mrs. Cooper was a great lady and very kind. she will be missed as a friend and a neighbor. Connie and Rosalinde
December 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Stay encouraged. She is resting in the arms of her Almighty Father.
December 28, 2009
To Mrs. Joyce Bobo, Christopher Bobo & Michele Anderson-Bobo, Esq(s)., Ashley Bobo and Amanda Bobo-

It was indeed a pleasure and privilege knowing your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I was awed by her vitality and honoured when she prepared an entire meal for our family when she was well into her late eighties.

These word have always seemed uplifting and I hope they give you a margin of condolence in your time of loss.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.


When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)

Marvette V.Anderson and Dr.Patricia G. Anderson
December 28, 2009
Whenever God give us an assignment, He always equips us with what we need to accomplish it. This custom combination of capabilities is called your SHAPE.

Spritual gifts
Heart
Abilities
Personality
Experience

Ms. Cooper you had an abundance of these. I have enjoyed coming to visit you and you will be truly missed.

Essie Dorsey/Outreach Assistant
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
December 28, 2009
To Eric and all the Cooper Family: It was a pleasure knowing your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, etc. I lived across the street from Mrs. Cooper when I was a student at Spelman College and enjoyed seeing her at First Congregational Church, where she always had a smile and kind words. I was also proud to bring my mother (the late Mrs. Sadie Mickle) to Mrs. Cooper's 100th Birthday celebration. Mrs. Cooper was a beautiful person, inside and out, with a mind as sharp as a tack. I know she will live in your hearts forever.
December 28, 2009
Condolences to the Cooper Family. I was a next door neighbor to Mrs. Cooper for over 50 years. I was one of Mrs. Mary Jackson's girls and was most proud to say Mrs. Cooper was a virtuous woman and encouraged those she came in contact with. She always wanted to know have I finished school yet. I told her last I did not have long and from that moment I knew the load was getting a bit easier. She met my grandmother and was so impressed with her living to age 105 this was over 11 years ago which they had a lot to talk about. May the fond memories Of your beloved mother, grandmother,great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother be with all of you for you will see her again.
December 27, 2009
To the family of Ann Cooper, Calvin and Cynthia (McClain) Carter extend condolences on the passing of a lovely lady. She leaves behind several generations of Atlantans who were blessed by her grace and charm.She will be missed.
December 27, 2009
Our family has fond memories of seeing Ms. Cooper sitting on her aisle seat in First Congregational Church. She was one of the first elders of the church we met when we first moved to Atlanta almost 10 years ago. She always spoke to my boys and greeted us with a warm smile.
Wayne, Neysa, Dylan and Drew Brown
December 27, 2009
I feel honored that I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Cooper shortly after her 107th birthday. She was a gracious hostess and told some great stories. She will be missed by all, but she lived a great and meaningful life.
December 27, 2009
The Heathington Family sends their condolences to the family.
,,,,,,,,,Amy Heathington and Family
December 27, 2009
with condolences.

Keith A. Ridley,IV
Ridley Funeral Estab.inc.
December 27, 2009
with condolences.

Keith A. Ridley,IV
Ridley Funeral Estab.inc.
December 27, 2009
what a story she'll have to tell in heaven to all of those that went before her! she'll be able to tell martin and the rest about our first black president!!!!!!!! she'll be able to tell the others that we are moving forward with Dr..Kings Dreams,so her work on the earth may be done but God has called her home to bring a message to others and take her rest now.Thank you, to her family for sharing her with the world,keep her memories close to your heart and know that you'll see her again one day.God makes no mistakes......my family will keep you in our prayers..
December 27, 2009
To a wonderderful inspiration to our world. May memories comfort you..
B. Russell-College Park, Georgia
December 26, 2009
I knew the late Mrs. Ann Nixon Cooper beginning in the mid-to-late 1960s through her late brother-in-law, Dr. Edward Allen Jones, Sr., Chairman, Modern Foreign Languages and the inaugural Fuller E. Callaway Professor at Morehouse College, whose mastery of French was well known to all the Morehouse Men. GOD chose her to be one of Atlanta's matriarchs, to live and express her ultimate vision of life with grace and inspiration. Her heart, passionate, single-minded about fulfilling the needs of those in her family and the community, made her a social center, a model of human excellence. Sensitive, and private about her own feelings, and extremely passionate about building legacies of hope for others to create better lives for themselves, GOD gave her to all of us for over a century, and what a powerful movement of THE HOLY SPIRIT for her to go home to GOD at CHRISTMAS, just before her 108th birthday on January 9, 2010. May the lives of her family be filled with GOD'S BLESSED ASSURACE OF PEACE, JOY, AND HOPE for the years to come. May our community become stronger and uplifted for the example of her leadership that lives on in our memories, testimonials, and collective institutions to impact positively social, economic, and political changes so essential for progress in the 21st century.
December 26, 2009
Joyce, Mike & all the Cooper Family, please accept my deep sympathy for the loss of your mother and grandmother, this great lady who inspired the nation. May God grant her entrance into the land of light & joy, in the fellowship with all God's saints, through Christ our Lord. I know A. B. is happy to have his mother with him again.
For myself and as Guardian of Barbara Darmon Cooper
December 24, 2009
Mrs. Cooper was inspirational. I wanted come to her house this christmas my and one of our childrens choir at the Little Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and sing to miss Cooper but we keep the family in our prayers and we all know that shes in a better place. The says to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord.
December 24, 2009
Mrs. Cooper was inspirational! I only saw her a few times, but each time I was truly thrilled to see how stylish and "together" she was! She will be missed! My sympathies to the family.
December 23, 2009
To the Cooper Family,I would like to express my deepest condolences to the famliy. Michael,Tony,Jeffrey,Albert,We are A Family and nothing soothes the soul more than family.Grandma Cooper will always and forever leave a legacy to everyone that she came in contact with.Our Prayers are with the family.God Bless and keep each and everyone of you in his prayers! Your cousin Ken!
December 23, 2009
I was so proud that the world saw Mrs Cooper, and I cried when I saw her vote. She will be missed but her life history lasts forever.

May her family and friends know that she is in good hands, with all that have gone on before her, God is taking good care of her.You now have a Angel watching over you.
December 23, 2009
Your Mother was a friend and inspiration to my mother - the late Narvie Jordan Harris. May you find comfort in the many warm memories of your Mother. My last great memory of your mother is doing the electric slide at her birthday party and I am sure she is still "Cutting a rug" up above! Be Blessed.

Daryll Harris Griffin (daughter of Narvie Jordan Harris) and family.
December 23, 2009
I am doing all I can not to cry. I am less than half your age yet I feel that I have seen so much. I could never walk in your shoes but I am so pleased that I knocked on doors for Obama. That makes me feel a special kinship to you. God Speed.
December 22, 2009
What a wonderful story and life for Ms. Ann Nixon Cooper...May she rest in peace.
December 22, 2009
What an amazing journey... May GOD bless you all and keep your loved one's memories near and dear in your heart of Ann Nixon Cooper.
December 22, 2009
Well Done Thy Good And Faithful Servant The Battle Is Fought And The Victory Is Won Rest From Their Love Employed.
December 22, 2009
Life's race...well run.... Life's crown well won!! NOW COMES REST !
December 22, 2009
I want to express my sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Ann Nixon Cooper. I met Mrs. Cooper and lived in her home briefly in the Summer of 1989 after completing an administrative fellowship at a community health center in Atlanta. She was a most kind and gracious lady whose warm smile and cheerful demeanor was most uplifting. She was a wonderful person whose determination to live each day to the fullest was a true testament to her enduring spirit. May the Lord Bless each of you in your time of mourning.
December 22, 2009
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2009
http://www.ruthann1.com
December 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 22, 2009
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
December 22, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Ann Cooper. I met Mrs. Cooper while visiting my son in Atlanta. Visiting with her was really a treat and one that I will not forget.
She will be greatly missed.
December 22, 2009
May God Bless this family and keep them under his wing. Know that she will be missed and that family is in my prayers.
December 22, 2009
Mrs. Cooper was a very classy lady that will be missed dearly. I pray the Lord will pardon me the favor as he did for her with a very long, favored life.

What a beautiful spirit!

God bless her family!
December 22, 2009
We have lost a beautiful flower of glory! My prayers are with your family.
May you rest in total blissfull peace.
December 22, 2009
I'm so glad you lived a long life and you will be missed. We will always love you.
December 22, 2009
I give my deepest condolences to her family when i saw her on tv i fail in love with her .i never will forget her because we both was born on january 9 and I thank god for letting me meet her she is in heaven getting her beauty rest !!!
December 22, 2009
My condolences to the family! I lost my grandmother four months ago she was 86, someone told me ," Don't be sad God needed an angel in Heaven so he chose her." God needed another angel so he chose Mrs. cooper.
December 22, 2009
Death has no Victory...your life has been a blessing and an inspiration!
December 22, 2009
A true lady is now gracing heaven. The family is in my prayers.
December 22, 2009
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
December 22, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
December 22, 2009
My God be with you and your family during this time. She will forever live on in your hearts and ours.
December 22, 2009
I'm so glad you lived long enough to see the fruits of your labor and sacrifice with the election of Barack Obama. May the Creator bless and keep you on your journey to Paradise.
December 22, 2009
For earth has no sorrow heaven can't heal. May thoughts and prayers are with the family.
December 22, 2009
My Thoughts and prayers are with and your family.Your body may have gotten tried On this earth but your soul live on. May God Bless You
December 22, 2009
My thought and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Just know that she is in a better place now. No more worries.
December 22, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 22, 2009
How Great Is Our GOD ! ANN NIXON COOPER
came our way.
December 22, 2009
My Heart is saddened by the lost of such a gracious spirit and my condolences goes out to the Cooper family and may her spirit, legacy and wisdom live on.
December 22, 2009
To the family of Mrs. Cooper, I want extend my condolences to you. She lived a full life. May the good times that you had with her continue to live in you.
December 22, 2009
What a gracious angel God has now.
December 22, 2009
What a legacy, what a lady, what a life. Her wonder and wisdom that she so willingly shared with us all, will live with us forever for she showed us how to stand tall. With her spirit rooted in FAITH she knew only GOD would allow her to maintain the pace. HE used her as an example when she would have the greatest impact of all, for she represents generations of the present, of the past, and of us all.
December 22, 2009
I had the privilege to teach on the same team with Mrs. Cooper's grandson, Eric Mannings, at Lovejoy Middle School. He would always speak so very highly of her, bringing in pictures of her birthday celebrations, newspaper articles about her, and the various awards she received. His pride over Mrs. Cooper's achievements was so charming and touching. It was entirely fitting that President Obama invoked her name and life story in his acceptance speech on the most historic election night in history. Mrs. Cooper showed further grace by coming to the school shortly thereafter to greet the students at Lovejoy, sign autographs, take pictures with them, and answer some of their many eager questions. Her presence meant a great deal to the students and staff. I am honored to have known of her while she lived, and to have been touched by the kindness of her grandson, Mr. Mannings.

To the family, may you be eternally blessed by the extraordinary legacy of Mrs. Cooper. Most importantly, may you be comforted to know that she is now in the presence of the loving God who lent her to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 22, 2009
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MRS. COOPER'S DEATH. SHE WAS A TRUE INSPIRATION FOR ALL THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.

THE FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS.
December 22, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 22, 2009
To God be the Glory and may our hearts be filled with the love, wisdom and wonderful smile that Ms. Ann N. Copper left us, knowing that all the things she has seen, be through, and made it through, retain her to go through as she endured with FAITH, and she seen it first hand, The First African American President.

To the Copper family our hearts and prayers are with you and may her spirit forever be in your minds and hearts :),

From the Robinson's Family
December 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 22, 2009
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
December 22, 2009
What a wonderful life!
December 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 22, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 21, 2009
It is bittersweet to say goodbye, but I know you're at rest now. I will miss coming to see and listening to you wax on eloquently and poetically about just about everything. ''The boy with the apartment", "Mr. Fancypants" and our drives around Buckhead will always be cherished memories. Don't be too hard on folks in Heaven for making you wait; you had big things to do here on our behalf. Your influence was felt around the world before you left us. Your influence will live on in our hearts and minds...forever. I love you and your dear family and I will always be present for you and for them.
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