Lois Cooper

Lois Jean Cooper

Tuesday, November 14th, 1939 - Monday, May 25th, 2020
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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.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, May 29th, 2020 2:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Ken Nienke
  • Interment

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 |
    Friday, May 29th, 2020
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Alice Miller

Posted at 01:29pm
I'm a so sorry for your loss. I always admired Aunt Lois. She had an appreciation for finer things, was loving and supportive to her family. I was surprised to find out she would ride the motorcycle with Uncle Chuck. She always looked her best, never had helmet hair. She enjoyed having Ashley practice manicures on her and Granny. And I don't think anyone could drink coffee as hot as she liked it. She will be missed


Mary Jane

Posted at 12:34pm
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... my thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. Love you beautiful Lois.
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Brett Wyatt

Posted at 09:55am
Lois was a sweet person. She was always kind and welcoming. A beauty inside and out. Spent many happy days with she and Chuck. She was a good cook too. We appreciated all she did for us. We remember often her beautiful mandevilla that covered her front house. Her house was immaculate and beautiful. We share in your sorrow, but are happy she is safe and loved in the arms of Chuck and our heavenly father. May you find comfort knowing this. Kevin and Craig she was lucky to have you and your families to love and care for her. God bless yall for that. I know she loved you all very much. Love you, Rhonda and Brett Wyatt

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Posted at 09:40am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Members of the Poagville Vol. Fire Dept.
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James Hardt

Posted at 07:26am
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
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