OBITUARY

Rachel Matthews Cooper

November 17, 1933March 4, 2018

Rachel Cooper, 84, resident of Cary, NC, passed away peacefully at home on March 4th, 2018. She was a native of Nansemond County, VA.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Nelvin Cooper, her three children, Donna Burke and husband Thomas, Thomas Cooper and wife Julia, and Susan Merrell; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

She retired as a media assistant from West Cary Middle School. Many thanks to Duke Cancer Center Raleigh for their loving care during the past year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia and Canine Companions for Independence in Orlando, Florida.

Services will be private.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Nelvin Cooper, her three children, Donna Burke and husband Thomas, Thomas Cooper and wife Julia, and Susan Merrell; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Services will be private
REMEMBERING

Rachel Matthews Cooper

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Aura Giraldo

March 16, 2018

To Mrs. Cooper family:
I’m sorry for your loss.
Mrs. Cooper was my friend and confidant while I was working with her at West Cary Middle.
We kept in touch when she left and I returned to New York.
She was a wonderful person and I will miss her .
I love you Mrs Cooper and
Go bless you


Suzanne Gordon

March 5, 2018

Rachel was such a sweet lady. Over the past year I had really missed running into her on my walks and walking with her sometimes. Or sometimes we would see each other in our local grocery store and she would give me a hug and ask about my mother. What a wonderful lady, she will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY