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WILLIAMSBURG - Mary Lou Cooper, 84, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Envoy of Williamsburg Nursing Home.
A longtime resident of the Virginia Peninsula, Mary Lou "Basketball Ballinger" graduated from Newport News High school where she excelled in sports (Varsity Club, President of the Girls Athletic Association, Captain of Softball and Basketball teams). She worked for the USPS and the American Cancer Society.
Predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Cooper, she is survived by her sons, Richard Cooper (Alachua, Fla.) and Larry Cooper (Newport News, Va.); and her five grandchildren.
Service is private. Family requests any memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society ( View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from Jun. 1 to Jun. 2, 2012.
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June 4, 2012
Larry & Ricky,
Please know David & I are thinking of you, and remembering you in our prayers--at this time. We are here for you if there is anything we can do.
Love & Blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ on you and your families!
~David & Teresa Etwaroo~
Teresa Etwaroo
June 2, 2012
Larry, so sorry to hear about your mom passing. My prayers go out to you and the family. Your old neighbor ....
Lonell Easter
June 2, 2012
I enjoyed knowing Mary Lou when we met at the lodge, We played Bunko and Bingo, We had some fun times she was a very nice person to be around, She was a very caring person I enjoyed her company. I offer my condolences to the family. They are in my prayers.
Brenda Barrack
June 2, 2012
Larry sorry to hear about your mom. This JoAnne that worked at Envoy I adopted your mom as my own she will be missed
JoAnne Carroll
June 1, 2012
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