The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Big Bethel Baptist Church, Jackson Street, Americus, Georgia. The Reverend Calvin Rollins, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Staley Cemetery, Corner of Souther Field Road and Mayo Street, Americus, Georgia.
Delois Cooper was born July 4, 1941 in Americus, Georgia to the parentage of the late Ray Bell Hightower and Willie Mae Clark. She was preceded in death by two children, Shirlene Cooper Chambliss and Dianne Myers; two brothers, G. D. Clark and James Arthur Chambliss; and three sisters, Mattie Pearl Clark, Helen Watson and Mary Alice Clark.
She was educated at Welcome School in Americus, Georgia. Delois was a faithful member of New St. Paul Baptist Church and later she joined the band of Christian believers at Big Bethel Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Plains, Georgia. Delois worked for many years at the Stewarts’ Restaurant until she retired. One of her biggest joys was listening to gospel music, watching gospel videos, looking at old western movies and the Matlock show.
Delois was a great mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, but what made her so unique and astounding was the love she had for people. She truly showed genuine love toward her family, friends, and those she had just met. Matthew 25:35-40 clearly represents her “For I was hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”. The love she had and showed touched so many lives. Her love will continue to be showed through our hearts...
She leaves to cherish her memories to her five loving children, Charles Cooper Jr. (Rosie), Alma Jean Cooper, Jacqueline Hall (Eric), Sharon Cooper and Lisa Cooper, all of Americus, Georgia; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; siblings, Arthur Clark (Margaret) Jacksonville, Florida, Mary Clark, Americus, Georgia, Ora D. Williams (Otis), Americus, Georgia, Evelyn Floyd, Americus, Georgia and Edna Clark, Vera Beach, Florida; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including three devoted, Monica Borrow, Janice Arnett and Ernest Cooper.