OBITUARY

Bill Cooper Jr.

November 23, 1968August 23, 2018
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Mr. William "Bill" Roger Cooper, Jr., 49, entered into rest on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Oscar and Inez Baker; and his paternal grandparents, Ivan and Alice Cooper. Survivors include his loving parents, William Cooper, Sr., and Levaughn Johnson; and sister, Tracey Cooper. He loved his church, family, and friends.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Jillella and staff at Augusta University Cancer Center, and also to dear friends, Jimmy Huff and Terry Grant.

Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at The Sanctuary, 4584 Cox Road, Evans, GA 30809. The family will receive friends at The Sanctuary one hour prior to service time.

Burial will follow the next day, Monday, August 27, 2018, at 10am at Westover Memorial Park, 2601 Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA 30904.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Burial Monday, August 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bill Cooper Jr.

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Mary Kay Shirley

August 26, 2018

I remember seeing Billy over the years since high school at Christian Dances we both attended on occasion and at Kroger. He was a pleasure to talk with, always concerned about others and smiling. He will be missed.

Dr. Patricia Conn

August 26, 2018

Bill (Billy) brought light into every space he entered. He was always so positive & a loyal friend. He reached out to all regardless of color or standing. I observed him grow from a youth to an adult. After I moved he stayed in touch & I continued to enjoy his friendship. His hallmark was his infectious smile. It was always visible & encouraging. Heaven is now brighter because Bill & his smile have arrived. To the family, I grieve your loss & Im covering you in prayer & ask God cover you with comfort & a special peace.

Sharon Frain Novinger

August 26, 2018

Billy had such a pure and positive soul who brightened so many lives. I can’t remember not having him in school and always enjoyed seeing him at our Evans reunions. His pain broke my heart but I know he’s rejoicing with the Lord now. Thank you dear Billy for your unwavering friendship.

Debbie Brown

August 25, 2018

Billy......You were the first to make me an Aunt. You have been an inspiration to me, especially over the last few years. You were determined to continue to work even when everyone could see how much pain you were in.

You faced Leukemia with force and determination. Many times while you were in the hospital, I looked at you and wondered how you could still smile. You made an impact on the medical staff at AU.

When I saw you on Tuesday.....the last day you spoke to me, you said: “This is hard” and then you said “It’s time, right?”. The last words were “Love you” as you struggled to speak them.

I was honored to be your Aunt and I will miss you immensely.......until we meet in Heaven. Heaven just got a whole lot sweeter.

Aunt Debbie

Angie Jessen-Hillis

August 25, 2018

Dear Cooper Family,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious son and brother. I remember Billy from high school, Kroger and more recently a member of our church. As everyone stated He ALWAYS had a smile and his faith was strong and very evident. May you find comfort in God's love and knowing Billy is HOME....until we meet again.

Teresa Duncan Johnson

August 25, 2018

I met Billy when he was a teenager and i was in my early 20s. He came to our Alpha Youth Services. Even though he attended another church, he wanted to be in Gods house on Monday nights! I have seen him through the years, but more so over the past 3 1/2 since we attended church together. He always had a smile and a hug for me. He was like a younger brother to me. We had made plans to go on a cruise together before his diagnosis. It became clear a couple months ago he wouldnt be able to go. We all decided to cancel, he was so disappointed. But he never frowned for long. He had the most positive outlook on life. He loved his family, friends and God. He will be so missed by so many! We will see you soon, Billy!

Donna Gibbs

August 25, 2018

Dear Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God will comfort all you at this time.
Billy always had a wonderful smile and was always thoughtful and kind. I never heard him say a cross word about anyone
Truly sorry for your loss,
Donna Gibbs

Barbara Senesac

August 25, 2018

I have a lot of memories of Bill... from 7th grade on. I’m thankful for the friendship we had, especially over the last several years. I remember conversations at my parents house during Bible study, and many more in the Kroger parking lot. One thing I can say is that no matter what, Bill always had a smile. On very few occasions he shared some disappointments he was dealing with, but he never started or ended a conversation without a smile! I had the pleasure most recently of popping in to say hello during his time in the hospital and even had him as a patient a couple of times. No matter how he was feeling, he always found a way to laugh about something and never let me leave his room without flashing his big smile. Bill, thank you for being my friend. It has been a real pleasure. Go rest high on that mountain. Give Jesus and my momma a big hug for me! Until we meet again....

Martha Hudgins

August 25, 2018

Bill, you were such a pleasure to be around because of your joyfulness and the smile 😃 on your face. You never met a stranger that I know of. I am so thankful 🙏 that you are in the arms of our Savior with no more pain, sorrow, or stress. I will always look for you on the first row at church ⛪ just as I remember and I will smile as I sing 🎶 to the Lord. Thank you for your friendship. 😘🤗

Becky Butler

August 25, 2018

Love and Prayers for the entire family..may your hearts and minds be at peace knowing he is running and leaping with joy to finally be free of his earthly struggles and pain..and living with our father above... God Bless..