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Rev. Dr. Luther Charles Cooper

On Saturday, September 1, 2018 Rev. Dr. Luther Charles Cooper made his peaceful transition from labor to reward at the age of 78. He was born on April 2, 1940 in Columbus, Mississippi to his parents, Flozell and Earlene Cooper.

He served as the pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 42 years and recently became the founder and pastor of New Fellowship Baptist church. Pastor Cooper served on various boards and committees for the City of Akron.

Pastor Cooper was preceded in death by his parents, Flozell and Earlene Cooper; brothers, McKinley Sanders, George Hairston, and his twin Willie Cooper; uncles Robert Thomas, Lucius and Alonzo Caine; aunt, Mary Hopkins. He leaves to forever cherish his loving memory and to carry on his legacy wife of 53 years, Car Lee Cooper; daughter, Carmela Cooper; son, Luther Carl Cooper; granddaughter whom he adored, Phoenix Cooper; sisters, Dora (Harvey) Holling and Nettie (Peter) Thompson; brother, Sylvester (Sallie) Cooper; aunts, Fannie Caine and Marie Thomas; special nieces, Shavella (David) Brown and Tamika (Cullen) Rogers; special friends, Rev. Clifton Norwood, Rev. Leonard T. King, Rev. Mark Black, Rev. Mark Frye and Rev. Dr. Byron Arledge; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, clergy other loving relatives and many friends.

The celebration of Rev. Dr. Luther C. Cooper's life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 1180 Slosson Ave., Akron, Ohio 44320. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Ave., Akron, Ohio 44306 and also on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. with the Omega service beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pastor Nathan Johnson, eulogist and Rev. Leonard T. King, officiant. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 576 Schocalog Road, Akron, Ohio 44320.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sept. 2 to Sept. 9, 2018
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