In Memoriam : Lera Cooper
Lera Leona Cooper - age: 92
(December 11, 1918 to May 27, 2011 )
Resident of De Kalb, Texas
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, May 29, 2011
Bates Family Funeral Home
Lera Leona Cooper of De Kalb, Texas, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at Sunny Acres Nursing Center. She was 92.
Lera was born December 11, 1918 in De Kalb, Texas, to Hiram and Lena Bloxham Hodgson. She was retired from Sunny Acres Nursing Center and a member of Plantation Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Oral Lee Cooper in 2004.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee Roy and Alice Cooper of De Kalb, Texas and Jim and Ruth Cooper of De Kalb, Texas; two daughters, Lynda Groom of De Kalb, Texas and Sheryl Sarman of De Kalb, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 30, 2011 at Bates Family Funeral Home with Rev. James Boyd Strain and Robby Bates officiating. Interment will follow at Woodmen Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Bates Family Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Plantation Baptist Church.
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Steve and Virginia Hearron - May 29, 2011 Contact this person
Lee Roy, Linda, Jim and Sheryl, and families, our prayers and thoughts are with you.
OB Phillips - May 29, 2011 Contact this person
Oral Cooper was an uncle of my wife, Caroline Walker Phillips. We buried Avalene Cooper Walker Long the first week of this month in Roseburg, OR. Lera, during our visits would always tell me what a good friend my Grandmother, Willie Proctor was to her. Her eyes would light up as she talked of her. It was always a pleasure to talk with her. It seemed to be pure joy as her memories came to her. Our belief is that a celebration occurs as Lera gets introduced again to her old friends who have gone on to their rewards. We wish the family to feel Gods presence as we miss Lera Cooper.
Nelda Stell - May 29, 2011 Contact this person
Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for each of you during this time...There is only one other person left from my childhood and it is surprising how fast the years have gone by...All of the gallery of pictures is a tribute to her life and her relationship with her children and grandchildren...and possibly greatgrandchildren...May your faith carry you thru this time and I want you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers...
Linda Marlar - May 29, 2011 Contact this person
To my dear friend Linda. You were very blessed to have had your mom for so many years and she was blessed as well to have had you for a wonderful daughter. The coming days will be hard, but you will have assurance she is in a better place with our Lord. Linda, I will always be here for you my friend. Love, your sister in Christ, Linda
Barbara Day - June 13, 2011 Contact this person
Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the Cooper family! Mrs. Cooper was a beautiful lady and is very happy to be with Jesus. Heaven has welcomed an awesome lady! She has finished her race on earth. You are a special family and we are praying for all of you. God is with you and you will make it! God Bless You! Sonny and Barbara Day, Margaret LaMaster