Minette Cooper
1940 - 2020
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Minette Cooper

Bossier City - Minette Goff Cooper was born on July 28, 1940 to Dorothy Harrell Goff and Addison Kennon Goff, Jr. She passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19.

Minette grew up having an idyllic childhood in Ruston, Louisiana. She went to A.E. Phillips Elementary, Ruston High, Louisiana Tech where she was an Alpha Chi Omega and graduated from LSU in 1962 with a degree in elementary education. She married her soulmate, Ed on April 21, 1962. Minette taught 2nd and 3rd grade and loved every minute of it. She was devoted to her students and was a gifted loving teacher at Hillcrest Elementary in Ruston, Barrett Elementary and University Elementary. She retired in 1995.

Minette loved big and told people that she loved them all of the time. First she loved her husband Ed. Their marriage was an example of true sweet love for all to witness. They were always together unless dad was in the car impatiently waiting for her. She loved her children Carolyn and Marc. Added to that love were Carolyn's husband Chris Goodwin and Marc's wife April Parker Cooper. Then her life changed forever with her beloved grandchildren, Jake, Matthew, John David, and Will Goodwin, Jake's wife Morgan and John David's wife Ashleigh and on the Cooper side: Christian, Carolyn Minette, Marcus and Tessa. She anxiously awaited great grandchildren. Mimi doted and spoiled her grandkids. She was always there for games, school functions and all the places and activities that were important to her family. Her pocket book, pantry and time belonged to them.

She was so funny and often called "A Hoot!" Here are a few things she loved: Jesus and His forgiving grace, watching her husband with his grand kids at their house and dock, trees, airplanes, sleeping late, asking questions and giving her opinion, eating slower than everyone else, champagne, their housekeeper of decades Bernice, who died the same day, soap operas and her precious friends. They went to eat all the time and had enjoyed years of the Krewe of Gemini, Hoe and Hope, Birthday Club, Super Bowl parties at their home and LSU football.

Minette was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, Mary and Col. Ed Cooper; brother, Kennon Goff; and special Aunt Nette and Jim Bake. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Marcus Edward Cooper, Jr., her children and grandkids, her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Jimmy Hoogland, sister-in-law, Stephanie Goff, Ed's sisters, Anne Dyer and husband Ross, Genie Marsalis and husband Jimmy; his brother, Tommy Cooper and wife Marci, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends!

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Sonnier, Charles Boone, Dr. Clint McAlister, Micky McDade, Gordan Van Hoose, Ken Kruithof and Bill Reyenga.

A private family graveside service will be held at Rose-Neath Cemetery with Rev. Renowski of Benton Presbyterian Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Benton Presbyterian Church at 115 Linton Road, Benton, Louisiana 71006 in Mrs. Cooper's name.

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Proverbs 3:5-6

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May 20, 2020
Minette was my daughter Ginny's Second Grade teacher at University in our Shreveport Neighborhood at University Elementary. She was a favorite of hers and mine. Ginny always came home with some funny stories that had happened that day. I became friends with her immediately. I was teaching Kindergarten at that time at Sun City Elementary in Bossier City.Her Grandfather sweet old Mr. Golf... would always buy my lemonade when he drove by my house. He lived not far from me. Minette had my dad for English in College and really liked him. Eventually I would see Minette at Asbury Methodist. Always her beautiful bubbly self. She always asked about Ginny. Our paths crossed earlier when my son, Robbie Dean started Kindergarten . Jake one of Minette's grandsons was Robbie's age and they became friends. Bud,my husband and Chris started coaching their Little League Baseball and Basketball teams together. Minette always came to most all games. She was such a fun and energetic Southern Belle. She was beautiful, spirited and loved her daughter Carolyn and Chris and family with all her heart. She opened her home up to their boy scout troop one time that I remember. They all got to ride in her boats and enjoy her beautiful yard . She had snacks for all . She always told me how cute she thought Robbie was then... like Tom Sawyer. I loved her because she really took interest in my children and was so much fun. Did I mention she was beautiful and so was her daughter Carolyn and I am sure still is. I was so saddened to hear of her passing along with her beloved husband of so many years.. My heart goes out to Carolyn and Chris and family... also her other child and all the family and close friends. Sincerely with Love, Stephana and Bud Dean
April 7, 2020
Minette was such a lady and a joy to be around. Each time I saw her, she greeted me in such a sincere way , that made me feel special. Billy Tom and I always enjoyed her super bowl parties, and we have fond memories of socializing over good food and good friends. She will be missed by many, and the tragedy of her loss is immense. Prayerfully, Carol Jean Johnston
Carol Jean Johnston
April 4, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Minette.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family.
(From O.R. , Mae and all employees at O.R.'s Auto)
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