Cooper Mills Harris
Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory
5434 Old Birmingham Highway
Tuscaloosa, AL
MARIETTA, Ga. | Cooper Mills Harris, age 22 months, of Marietta, Ga., died June 18, 2014 in Marietta. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at University Church of Christ with David Eldridge officiating. A private family burial will follow with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation with the body lying in state will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Survivors include his parents, Justin Ross Harris and Leanna Taylor Harris of Marietta, Ga.; grandparents, Evelyn and Reggie Harris of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Debra Smith Taylor of Northport, Ala., and Dock and Dona Taylor of Fosters, Ala.; aunts and uncles, Amy and Michael Baygents of Northport, Ala., and Jenna Taylor of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Cooper was born on August 2, 2012, to the most proud parents there could have ever been. He was loved and cherished and protected by both parents and all family members for his short 22 months of life. He was a happy baby. He loved to speak with anyone and made impacts on many people's lives in his short time. Cooper loved trucks and cars and often told them bye as we left parking lots. He had just learned the color red and as we passed red vehicles, he would tell his mommy and his daddy "bye red car, bye red truck." He was a joy and will always be cherished. His 22 months of life were the most happy and fulfilling times of his mother's and father's lives, and we will miss him greatly. The family rejoices in the fact that we know that our Cooper is in the arms of Jesus fully restored, protected and in perfect peace.
Pallbearers will be Michael Baygents, James Jones, Billy Kirkpatrick, and Michael Simmons
The family would like to express their sincerest thank you to those who have supported them during this tragic time. The outpouring of love has been tremendously overwhelming in the best way possible. Specifically we would like to thank any individuals who have chosen to support our family whether it has been financial or spreading the word of support and prayers for the loss of our sweet Cooper. Others that have been tremendously vital in our grieving process have been Stonebridge Church of Marietta, GA, Capstone Church of Tuscaloosa, AL, Home Depot/Homer Fund, Davita teammates, and Little Apron Academy staff and parents. We are forever indebted to your love and support for our family. The Lord sent you very special people to us and we are praising God in this storm. We love each and every one of you.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to give back to a very special fund that has chosen to support us during this tragic time. Please make donations to the Homer Fund. Checks can be made payable to the Homer Fund and mailed directly to 2455 Paces Ferry Road Building C17 Atlanta, GA 30339. Payments can also be made via by paypal account.

Published by Tuscaloosa News on Jun. 26, 2014.
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Thoughts & prayers for the family of this sweet angel!
Jamie Pearman
June 20, 2019
Sweet baby Cooper. There's not a day I don't think of you. I know that you're in heaven playing. RIP little angel.
July 21, 2015
Sweet baby Cooper,

A year has past us in the blink of an eye. Our lips still mention your name. Memories of your sweet face still crosses our minds. You won't ever be forgotten. You are another star blinking from the heavens. A precious Angel called Home. We will always mourn for you. But more importantly we will always remember that you were born a gift from God.

May your soul finally be at peace. A total stranger sends you kisses.
S. Carolina
July 21, 2015
Thinking of you often & praying for your Mommy & Daddy.
Sue Sue
July 21, 2015
Oh how I still cry for you sweet angel Cooper. I know you are happy in heaven with the Lord. You should be running, jumping, and laughing here on Earth with other little children. Love to you sweet child
Sandy Sandweg
April 22, 2015
As Passover approaches,I will think of you.
RIP baby Cooper.
Brenda Fegley
April 2, 2015
Claudia Elliott
March 30, 2015
RIP Cooper. I pray for you every night. I hope you didn't suffer too much.
Rachel R
September 3, 2014
Sweet Baby Cooper.
I think of you every time I take my Grandnephew
for a car ride.
He also likes trucks and cars,waves and calls their name when we go bye-bye.
Brenda Fegley
August 26, 2014
Sweet little Angel Cooper, you have received your wings too early. Although I didn't know you I feel as I do! Rest in peace and fly high little Angel Baby!!! You are so forever loved!
marianne anderson
August 25, 2014
Baby Cooper, God bless you on what would have been your second birthday. You were not here to celebrate but I know you are in heaven singing with the angels. My heart breaks when I see your precious face. You remind me so much of my grandson who is only 4 months older than you. Now you're happy and safe in Jesus' arms. RIP sweet boy.
Robin Austin
August 2, 2014
Love and prayers Sweet Baby
July 30, 2014
Poor baby cooper I can't imagine what you went through. Precious baby i did not know you but I cry for you. What a horrible loss. You are in a better place where nothing can hurt you and you can play with many red cars and trucks. Such a horrible thing to happen to this precious baby boy. Everyone is hurt by this and we are all mourning for you little man because this is so unfair. Your an angel now playing happily no more pain or suffering down here on earth I don't know why you were taken from this earth so early and in such a tragic way but I know your with Jesus now safe and sound. Rip precious little boy the world will always remember your short time here such a beautiful baby you are cooper !
July 28, 2014
Sweet baby boy, too good for this Earth so God called him home.
J Turner
July 26, 2014
What our heavenly father doesn't fix on earth, he does in heaven. Therefore, Baby Cooper you are running, laughing, and playing in the most amazing place with love all around you. Sweet baby enjoy eternity.
July 25, 2014
May his memory be for a blessing.
Shalom baby Cooper.Your short life has touched
a nation.
Brenda Fegley
July 24, 2014
Sweet baby many love you and pray you are happy now in the Hands of Jesus. So sorry you had to suffer. RIP
July 23, 2014 heart breaks for all who loved you. I am so sorry you had to suffer the way you did. Rest in peace sweet boy!!
Julie G
July 23, 2014
Cooper I didn't know you but I wish I could just scoop you up and love you and make everything ok.
Alice P.
July 20, 2014
Baby Cooper, my heart breaks when I think about how you suffered on the last day of your life. May you be ever safe in the arms of The Lord and His holy guardian angels.
July 17, 2014
Cooper, our granddaughter Emma Rose Kay will take great care of you as you enjoy your time with Jesus and God. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers.

John B. Lawson Sr.
John Lawson Sr
July 16, 2014
Sweet baby Cooper I think of you every day and I'm so sorry you endured such suffering. Rest easy little angel. Love and hugs always.
July 15, 2014
Cooper i never met you but my heart broke after i saw the news about you sweet little baby boy...i have kids of my own and i would be so lost without them..i hope you are at peace and that you are flying with the angels in heaven..Rip Little Man
July 14, 2014
Cooper, I didnt know you, but your face will always be in my memory. You were only 1 month older than my daughter and my heart aches. Each time I hug my daughter, I hug her for you too!
We KNOW that you are resting in the arms of Jesus now. Love you angel!
Angela Newby
July 14, 2014
Cooper RIP. You deserved better then this world gave. You are in a better place filled with love happiness and no pain. You are missed dearly by those that didn't even know you. You meant something. You are always in my prayers sweet blue eyed baby boy
Chrissy B
July 14, 2014
Cooper, i didnt get the pleasure of meeting you, but i have held you in my heart since Jun 18th. RIP sweet baby.
July 14, 2014
RIP Cooper.We love you.
barb skora
July 14, 2014
Baby Cooper I pray to God that your were able to trade your pain for a set of wings. My heart breaks knowing the suffering that you had to endure but now you are in the arms of Jesus where he will protect you and read you books and sing you lullabies and you and the other precious angels are probably up in heaven playing with red trucks. Your story has touch millions of hearts around the world, so spread your wings angel, Your life deserves a round of applause.
July 12, 2014
May you rest in the bosom of Abraham until Jesus returns. My heart aches thinking of the suffering you endured. May your death not be in vain. Sleep in peace, Cooper.
July 11, 2014
Sweet Baby Cooper how my heart aches to hear of this tragedy. I am the mommy of a 10 month old little boy and this story has broken my heart. You have touched so many hearts all around the world. Rest in peace sweet angel.
July 10, 2014
I didn't know you personally Cooper but the news of your passing touch my heart so, now you are free to fly with the angels of heaven. Rest In Peace lil one. May God Bless your percious soul...??????
Bina Way
July 10, 2014
I never had a chance to meet you but have thought of you continuously since hearing about this tragedy. Hope lucky your parents were to have such a sweet, perfect boy. You are so loved.
July 10, 2014
I was so sad to hear about're in a better place now in peace.
robin c
July 10, 2014
Precious Cooper you have touched my heart. You are a beautiful boy and angel. Ive never met you but as a mother of a young son my heart breaks to hear of thIs. I know your in heaven with jesus precious cooper. Your famIly Is In my prayers.
Rae K
July 9, 2014
Baby Cooper, I never got to meet you but I will always keep you in my heart. RIP little angel.
chris lopez
July 9, 2014
Baby Cooper. You touched the hearts of everyone. I never had the chance to meet you but I will keep you in my heart always. RIP little angel.
July 9, 2014
Rest In Peace Sweet Baby Angel !
Kaye Jackson
July 9, 2014
RIP Little one. May the Angels watch over you as you play. May Jesus hold you tight in arms. Sending prayers.
Olie Preen
July 9, 2014
Baby Cooper you are in my heart and prayers. Just know that the world loved you very much and your smile is like sunshine on a rainy day. Although we never met , I hope you rest in peace little man.
July 9, 2014
Rest in peace little man Ur in gods care now you will be sadly missed by so many people you have touched so many people's hearts god bless u xxx
reema elsayed
July 9, 2014
Rip baby cooper
tammie johnston
July 9, 2014
Bless your sweet little soul glad you are in no pain and perfect forever
Anjel Hereford
July 8, 2014
You are now a angel with God may you rest in peace
mary vogl
July 7, 2014
Leanna, I will always remember your support in Demopolis with Ken. My prayers and love are with you.
Doris Bryant
July 7, 2014
Sweet little one, I will keep you close to my heart in prayer. I will pray for your mommy and daddy also. Love, Ms Mary
July 5, 2014
RIP baby Cooper
July 5, 2014
Happy 4th of July baby boy.
July 5, 2014
Sweet beautiful baby boy, as a mom of 3 I could not imagine my heart aches so bad for this angel. You are safe in Jesus arms now sweet baby. Everytime I see your face I just wish I could hold you and keep you safe. Now Jesus is protecting you.
July 3, 2014
Cooper and Jesus are now playing with lots of red cars and trucks. How glorious heaven is!
L. Serab
July 3, 2014
My heart breaks for you little Cooper.You are save now with the Angels!
July 3, 2014
The world will miss you sweet baby Cooper. You are now safe in the arms of our Lord. You are free. You are whole again. You will forever be in our hearts. We will never forget you Cooper.Rest In Peace Little One
Trina Stewart
July 2, 2014
God Bless you beautiful baby boy! My heart aches for you. You are gone too soon but not forgotten. A sweet angel above!
Allison Skelly
July 2, 2014
Rest in peace sweet baby.
July 2, 2014
Cooper, I never knew you, sweet boy, but my heart aches that you left this world in such a tragic way. I think about you all the time and pray that you are in a better place. May God's love be with you, always.
July 2, 2014
My thoughts, hearts and prayers are with your fam. We lots our Granddaughter at 2 1/2 yrs to Cystic Fibrosis. It's the hardest thing our fan has ever been through. Our saving grace is knowing the Hayley in Jesus' arms as it Cooper now. Their lives may have been short in this life but it's eternal in the next. God called these two special spirits home too soon but the blessed and touched so many while they were here. If we'd know the way it would end we wouldn't have changed one cherished moment. God bless your fan. <3 and prayers
Tina Sanchez
July 1, 2014
This is such a tragedy & as a mom of two boys, I cannot imagine the depth of your loss. Children are our most precious gifts. My thoughts are with you. I wish you peace & love.
June 30, 2014
Rest in peace little Cooper. So very sorry for your loss.
natalie lewis
June 30, 2014
Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace baby Cooper
Bea Roman
June 30, 2014
Rest in peace baby Cooper
June 30, 2014
To the Harris Family,
When I heard of your unexpected death in your family I couldn't stop crying. My heart and prayers go out to the family who loved that little boy. So cute and yet your life was taken way too soon. Smile little boy and watch over your mommy and family. I am a complete stranger and I can't imagine how I would feel if I lost my 12 month old daughter. Little Cooper just remember you have a lot of people who are heartbroken on your passing. We are thinking of you and hope that your Mommy and family is doing okay. Mommy and Family stay strong and just remember we will all see our family again some day.
Erin Cole
June 30, 2014
My son is the same age....I can't imagine losing him... so sorry
Briana Ellefson
June 30, 2014
Sorry for you heart goes out to you and you and the baby are in my prays tonight ,amen,
susan lipscomb
June 30, 2014
Shalom. Forever I pray for Harris family, and may God give you peace.
June 30, 2014
So sorry for your loss
June 29, 2014
Rip baby cooper god bless you
Toi Thomas
June 29, 2014
Rest in peace, sweet angel.
June 29, 2014
Mr and Mrs Harris and Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your child Cooper.You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Cooper. You have touched so many lives not only here on Earth but in Heaven as well...
Kelly Evans
June 29, 2014
And the Lord looked down upon the earth and seen a child in need. He picked him up in his loving arms ,so pain would be no more. Your Family is in our Prayers
Mark & Stacy Cadwallader
June 29, 2014
may God bless the family at this time&always,rest in paradise Cooper
becky springfield
June 29, 2014
Nia Imani-Diarra
June 29, 2014
Little Cooper is safe in God's hands now.
June 29, 2014
May god always be with you all and keep his arms around sorry this happen.
julia miller
June 29, 2014
I have a 22 mo old grandnephew who also likes trucks and cars.
I have been giving him xtra hugs and kisses since hearing about your tragedy.
May you all find peace and the
strength to go foreward.
Your little one is with G-d and the angles.
Brenda Fegley
June 29, 2014
May God Heal Your Family and Get You Through This Extremely Tough Time ! Rest Well Angel !
Milan & Khalil
June 29, 2014
this is such a tragedy. you precious little baby. you were taken from your family too soon. rest in peach sweetheart. you'll be missed
victoria godfrey
June 29, 2014
May Heavenly Father bless you as you sit in His presence in the Celestial Kingdom & may your family be blessed with strength during this difficult time. You are loved little man - even by those who never knew you.
Debbie Cox
June 29, 2014
Dear Harris and Taylor families, Friends and Loved ones,
I have been and will continue to pray for peace as you grieve the loss of your precious Cooper. He is now playing in Heaven with all of God's children and his red trucks whom Our Lord has called home at such an early age. May God continue to bless you with all of your precious memories of sweet Cooper and keep you during this extremely difficult time.
With my most sincerest and deepest sympathy,
Amy Vest
June 29, 2014
What an unspeakable tragedy your family has suffered! My heart goes out to you, and I and the rest of the nation pray for truth and compassion and understanding and justice at this terrible, terrible time in your lives. Your beautiful boy rests with our Lord now ... I pray you find some comfort in that.
Ruth McAvoy
June 28, 2014
Heaven has welcomed another little Angel. Precious Cooper run the streets of Gold , safe and whole again.
Michael & Patty Schoen-Jones
June 28, 2014
Jo Ann
June 28, 2014
You sweet boy,
I'm so sorry for for loss. I pray your happy and playing with all the red cars you can. Rest in peace precious baby.
Jean Yapoujian
June 28, 2014
i send my condolences to the family and friends of little cooper. i hope you all get the support and love you deserve at this difficult time. rest in peace beautiful baby cooper.
tiffany mcgee
June 28, 2014
We only know you through the news. And our hearts are broken. We are so, so, very sorry. My husband also works at The Home Depot corporate office, so this story was especially close to our hearts. Rest in peace, sweet Cooper. You look like such a little, precious angel in your pictures. And may all of the Harris family be blessed and have peace in the coming months.
Lisa & Chris H.
June 28, 2014
Evelyn and Reggie, my dear friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Michael,Leanna,with Ross.I cant imagine what you are going through, but know you are being thought of everyday. Rest in peace sweet baby boy.
Betty Black
June 28, 2014
Sweet. Cooper
You. We're. The. Light. In. Your. Mummy's. Eyes. Now. You. Rest. In. Jesus. Arms. You. Deserve. So. Many. More. Years. Then. What. You. Got. You. Will always. Be. An. Special. Blonde. Hair. Blue. Eyes. Little. Angel
Olga Bagléy
June 28, 2014
you were so precious. you are in GOD's hands now. no more pain. GOD bless you little darling. R.I.P.
Victoria Godfrey
June 28, 2014
Dear. Sweet. Baby. Boy
You. Are. The. Lords. Special angel. Now. You can. Play. . The. Other. Angels. Who didn't get. A. Chance. Like. You. Did. You. Are. Love. Just. In. The. Short. Time. You. Were. On. This. Earth. Sleep. In. Peace.
Olga Marie
June 28, 2014
Cooper Mills Harris
Rest in Peace with all the other beautiful children God has called to
"Heaven Play Land" until you can see
your loved one's again...
No one can make sense of what happen to you-Only God knows -but now you will never feel pain of the earth again
I know God was with you in the end
as you did nothing on this earth and I pray & know you have many "Red Trucks"
& cars in Heaven...
Play on little boy as we mourn you around the world as many of us did not know you but anyone with a heart
had to feel pain over the life yet to be lived... Not meant to be....
I pray your family will find peace as they search for answers AS TO "WHY" their baby had to go like this...
But in death we always wonder WHY our
loved one's had to leave us in the state of death as each of us must do...
May your family find comfort in the love you gave & the love they will always have for you....
Go play with your little RED TRUCK!
Joan Flowers
June 28, 2014
Their are no words to adequately describe how sorry I am for your loss. I believe that God ushered that sweet baby boy right into his loving arms. Jesus loves the little children and has a very special place in heaven for them. An entire nation mourns your loss. God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Jana Rozier
June 28, 2014
You were a beautiful flower that GOD wanted to pick. I didn't know you little one but you need not be afraid because now you are one of GODS little precious angels. Rest in peace
Gretel Seymour
June 28, 2014
Yet a total stranger to your family, I'm a dad of a 17 month old son who is the pride of my existence. I have had the hardest time sleeping and functioning at work since your tragedy and can't hold my child enough. I haven't hurt this much for another person since the events of 911. I pray for you all and hurt with you as I lean into God for understanding. Cooper, I have great joy in the knowledge that life on earth is a blur compared to eternity, so you just have a head start on enjoying the presence of Jesus with your loving family to eventually join you again.

Praying for you all!
Joe Cavalli
June 28, 2014
Little Angel Cooper, you are in my heart and I will never forget you. I know you are playing at the feet of Jesus and some day I'll see your sweet little face in heaven.
Donna Capps
June 28, 2014
I never got to meet you little one but my heart mourns you like I did let my God be with your mom till you see her again.Such a beautiful angel.
chaka silguero
June 28, 2014
Sweet baby Cooper, may you rest in peace. Another light in the heavens. A precious Angel called Home. Until you are reunited again. We all mourn with you. You are not alone.
S. Carolina
June 28, 2014
Goodness baby Cooper you have touched us all!! You have brought a whole too tears!! When you were born the angels sang and sang a little too early for all us!!! May you find comfort in the arms of the angels!!! May your Mommy and all your family know they are in our thoughts and prayers,I pray for god too comfort them all!! You will live on we will never forget your adorable face and the blessings you brought by the way you have touched us,all!!!
Sandie Lee
June 28, 2014
To Coopers family, you are ALL in my prayers and my heart is so heavy for you. Having lost a child, I don't know your pain exactly but Leanna I do know you and Ross are feeling a devastation that can shake you to the core. I know God has you both in the palm of His gentle hand! I know it brings peace to know He has sweet Cooper in His presence!! God be with you in the days and weeks ahead and I pray peace for you both as well as your extended family! With His Love, Danette Williams
Danette Williams
June 28, 2014
Rest in peace precious Baby Cooper. My thoughts and prayers are with Cooper's Mommy and Grandparents during this difficult time.
June 28, 2014
May God give you the strength to endure this terrible tragidy
Lee Stearns
June 28, 2014
sorry for ur loss
June 28, 2014
Cooper is another little rosebud in our Lords flower garden, and what a sweet one. May knowing that he is in the care of Jesus, give you peace and comfort through this storm. Sorrow is for a night, but joy comes in the morning. We will soon be joining him. Have rest in knowing that.
Carol Erlenbach
June 28, 2014
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