Mrs. Henrietta Fields Cooper, gracious matriarch, loving grandmother, virtuous and Elect Lady of God transitioned from mortality to immortality on June 24 at Baptist East at age 94.
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The celebration of life will be held Friday, June 29 at 1:00 PM from First Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 4358 Oak Street with pastor Dr. Lynn Hargrove, officiating and Rev. Mark L. Cooper, eulogist. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery with E.G. Cummings Memorial Funeral Home Inc., directing. The family will receive family and friends from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m. on the day of the funeral service. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. William B. Cooper, Sr.; parents, Rev. Henry Harrell Fields Sr. and Virginia Woodyard Fields; step-mother, Amanda Finley Fields; four brothers, Robert, Loyal, Rev Henry Harrell, Jr., and David Fields; four sisters, Janie F. Foreman, Ola F. Fields, Willie F. Sanders and Ella F. Wiley; two sons, Willie B. and John Andrews Cooper; one grandchild, Richie F. Cooper; and one son-in-law, Henry J Anthony. She is survived by three sons, Minister William B.(Renee) Cooper, Rev Mark L. Cooper, James M Cooper; six daughters, Dr. Doris C. Anthony, Voncile (Cedric) Dumas, Rev. Shirley C (Walter) Cobb, Evelyn C. (Dr. Joseph) Allen, Rev. Janice M .Cooper, Martha L. Cooper; two brothers, Dr Uriah J Fields, Presiding Elder, Dr. Johnathan E.(Clarine) Fields; seven sisters, Mesdames, Ruth F. Massey(97), Gertrude F. Lang, Pearlie F. (George W.) Holcombe, Bessie F. Nettles; one sister-in-law, Maejim Fields; twenty-two grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a galaxy of nephews and nieces, church family; friend and prayer partner, Grand dame, Yvonne L. Caple; and a host who considered her mentor, surrogate mother, grandmother and friend. Heartfelt gratitude to Dr. William C. Larkins, Dr. Lynn Hargrove and membership of First CME, Rev. Shirley Cobb and Prayer Chapel, Rev. Mark L. Cooper and membership, Rev. Janice Cooper and CIIYCM, Bishop Leo Lewis and MMKWC, Dr. Keith Hughes, Dr. D. P. Bhuta, Dr. Krothapali and staff of Baptist East.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from June 25 to June 28, 2012