James Cornelius Cooper, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to James and Yvonne Cooper, Sr. on September 7, 1955. James departed this life on November 15, 2012 at Hickory Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was loved by all who knew him.
Preceded in death by his grandparents, Bishop E.J. and Hattie Cooper, Joe and Rosie Walters. James leaves to cherish his loving memory, parents, James and Yvonne Cooper; his dear daughter, Latoyia Cooper (Charles Jenkins); sisters, Rose Risby, Brenda Lamb-Graham (William) and Angela Cooper; brother, David Cooper, "adopted brother" Gerald Miles; granddaughter, Cydnei Jenkins; special aunt, Betty Walters; beloved friend, Cindy Babdzinski; ex-wife and friend, Regina Cooper-Smith (Billy); a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, cousins, church family, friends and cat, Jennifer.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave. with Pastor Henry Brunson officiating and Assistant Pastor Brenda Graham eulogizing. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. until time of service. Condolences may be sent and procession will form at 184 Owasso Ave., Akron, OH 44333.
SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO RHODEN MEMORIAL HOME, 330-724-1201