Lois Jean Cooper, 80, of Salem, Va., went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 2020. She was born on Tuesday, November 14, 1939, to the late James K. and Margaret Baldwin Freeman. Lois was known for caring more about others than herself. She was a proud member of Calvary Baptist Church while she was able to attend, she cherished being an active member of the choir serving with her many friends. She had many talents; the greatest was her musical abilities. She loved to sing and play the piano. Her proudest moments were when she modeled for the Home Shopping Network while she was living in Clearwater, FL. Lois loved her children and grandchildren more than anything! In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer C. “Chuck” Cooper; and brother, James Edward Freeman, and wife, Loretta.
Jean was a loving mother to Chalmer Craig Cooper and wife, Brenda; and Kevin Cooper; grandmother to, Summer Lois Cooper Ford and husband, Michael, Ashley Cooper Cline, Kristin Cooper Smith. Nicholas Cooper and fiancé, Jerica, and Jacob Cooper; great-grandmother to, Lexi and Levi Cline, “Little Charlie” Smith, and baby Michael Bennett Ford who is expecting to make his arrival in the fall.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 PM on Friday, May 29, 2020, at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, VA., with Pastor Ken Nienke officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in her honor to the Alzheimer’s Association: alz.org
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com.