My family expresses it's sincere condolences for the loss of your patriarch. Mrs. Cooper, Renee, & "T" and extended family members, I truly understand your pain as I grieve alongside you. I will never forget fall of 1982, I had the unique opportunity to meet Mr. Cooper, as I came calling to court his lovely daughter. The conversation we had prior to receiving his and Mrs. Cooper blessing. I think back how my nerves were calm after this welcoming but honorable voice told me what the expectations where for a young gentlemen dating their only daughter and the consequences for misconduct, too!! As time extended through the spring each visit got more comfortable than the last and I really appreciated the wisdom, knowledge, love, and above all the respect bestowed upon me @ the house on Woodard Street. Mr. Cooper was a complete & perfect example of what young males of all ethnicities should emulate growing into manhood. May God Bless your family and provide strength in the days ahead.