OBITUARY

Margaret L. Cooper

April 13, 1950January 4, 2019

Margaret L. "Margie" Cooper, age 68, of West Palm Beach, FL, a beloved sister, an adored aunt, a caring mother, and a wonderful friend to so many, passed away January 4, 2019. She fought a good fight to the very end, and at the end of her life, as throughout it, she was surrounded by family and friends, all of whom thought the world of her. Margie had a wonderful zest for life; she got more out of life in one year than most people get in ten. We all will miss her greatly. Margie was the daughter of Jack and Barbara Cooper, and is survived by two brothers, David Cooper (wife Margo) and Herb Cooper (wife Joan), one sister, Libby Meiners (husband Joe), eight nieces and nephews (Melissa, Kelly, Theresa, John, Jayna, Matt, Kate, Stephanie), one daughter, Jenny, and a granddaughter, Gianna. Margie was a highly ranked junior tennis player in Florida who won the state high school girls singles championship two years in a row. She went on to play Number 1 at Rollins College and then briefly played professionally on the Virginia Slims Tour. She competed in Wimbledon, the French Open and the U.S. Open. She absolutely loved tennis and continued to compete in tournaments throughout her life. In recent years, she was on the board of directors of the International Cup, and played in many matches representing the United States in friendly competitions against other countries. She made many, many lifelong friends through the game of tennis, and always was willing to give of herself to help any of her friends. In 2013, she received the prestigious USTA Service Bowl Award at the U.S. Open for her notable contributions to the "Sportsmanship, Fellowship, and Service of Tennis." Margie was a partner and shareholder in the law firm of Jones, Foster, Johnson, and Stubbs, and a recognized expert in commercial and business litigation. She was a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. She was recognized as one of the top lawyers in South Florida in Labor and Employment Law and Corporate and Business Litigation, and was named "West Palm Beach 2014 Employment Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Litigation and Labor & Employment Law by Best Lawyers in America. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan, 21 at 4:00PM at Quattlebaum Funeral home, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm. The family kindly requests no flowers. Instead, donations may be made to Rollins College, and designated for Women's Tennis. Send checks to David Cooper at 1807 Barker Dr. Winter Park, FL 32789.

Published in The Palm Beach Post from Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 2019

  • FAMILY

  • David Cooper (Margo), Brother
  • Herb Cooper (Joan), Brother
  • Libby Meiners (Joe), Sister
  • Daughter Jenny and Gianna, Granddaughter
  • Margaret's eight nieces and nephews;Melissa, Kelly, Theresa, John, Jayna, Matt, Kate, Stephanie will also greatly miss her.
  • DONATIONS

  • Rollins College -Women's Tennis

Services

21 January

Memorial Service

4:00 pm

Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center

5411 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida 33417

REMEMBERING

Margaret L. Cooper

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