OBITUARY

Joe Wesley Cooper

February 23, 1958November 15, 2020

Joe Wesley Cooper, age 62, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Joe was born February 23, 1958 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army. He worked for the Indianapolis Public Library. He was a member of the Phillips Temple CME Church. Joe is survived by his beloved wife Melody Conaway Cooper, mother Betty L. Cooper, brother Edward R. (Linda) Cooper, sisters Beverly Bartkowiak, Wanda Frierson, Melissa Cooper and Wendy Cooper. A graveside service for Joe will be Saturday, November 21 at 11 am at Crown Hill Cemetery. The service will be lived stream on Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Facebook page. Due to Covid -19 social distance and face mask will be required and a limit of 50 people.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakshadeland.com for the Cooper family.

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Suzanne Smith

November 21, 2020

Joe was my American Hero. Today a man died and the world died with him. He lived and faced battles in life that equaled 10 men. He was an amazing man of whom I am proud to have known. He was my literacy student for many years and surpassed all my expectations of him. He went from a 1st grade level of reading at age 38 when I met him to be named Indy Read's Student of the Year more than once. He was determined, humble, smart, kind-hearted, and possessed grit and humility. The world has lost a shining star, but Heaven is much richer. Joe was a man of faith and has earned his seat at the right hand side of Jesus. His only barrier was he could not read. He changed that to conquer accomplishments very few people reach. I am proud to have called him friend, and Heaven is much shinier with his presence.

Marion Godwin

November 21, 2020

To Mrs. Melody Cooper and Family, my heartfelt sympathy extended to you during this difficult time. It was a pleasure knowing Joe. Joe was such an inspiration to all who knew him. He helped us know that we can overcome any obstacle on our journey to greatness in this life. God's blessings to you all in the days, weeks and months ahead.

M. Faye Godwin
Phillip's Temple C.M.E. Church
Board of Christian Education
Indianapolis, Indiana

Richard Britton

November 20, 2020

I remember Joe Wesley as an humble young man and a dear friend. He gave himself to God as a teenager and was very expressive during praise time. He will be missed although I hadn’t been in contact with him for awhile. I all but considered him as a son but knew he had a devoted father.
Sleep on and take your rest friend “ son” and all around good man!

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