In Loving Memory
Eaffron Cooper Jr.
May 13, 1942 Nov. 02, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Bro. McIntyre and Bro. Larry Roberts
Saturday, November 7, 2020 between the hours of 11:00am until 1:00pm
Eaffron Cooper was born on May 13, 1942 in Magnolia, AR where he would grow up to be a basketball star and graduate from Columbia Highschool. The basketball team needed him so much that they would wait for his arrival before they started the game. Once he strolled in with his sneakers thrown over his shoulders, the crowd would chant "Coop, Coop, Coop...". Soon, he would meet his lovely wife, Lola Beatrice Davis and fall madly in love. They stayed together for over 50 years!
Eaffron's ambitions would lead him to open his very own business called "Cooper's Clean Up Service". Through his business he would go on to form lifelong friendships and countless memories of bouncing in the seat of his trash trucks as he drove up and down the road with that big smile and pointing his finger.
Eaffron was a very hard-working man and true man of God. He worked and worshipped faithfully at the Emerson Street Church of Christ. His heart was so big! He loved mankind and loved his grandchildren passionately. He often shared long, serious talks with his granddaughters about choosing the right kind of man to spend their life with. He stressed that they should never bring a man home that has his breeches sagging down! He would talk about fond memories he shared with his grandchildren like taking them to buzz buy for funions and Sprite, spoiling them with peanut M&Ms that rolled out of their hands because they held their hands out too flat, eating peppers at the kitchen table and playing his guitar while singing a song.
Eaffron Cooper passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Monday evening, November 2, 2020. He was preceeded in death by his father, Eaffron Cooper Snr.; his mother, Mary Willie McKeller-Cooper; his brothers, Carvain Cooper and Colvin Cooper; and his great grandson, Tyrel Lee Jr.
Eaffron Cooper leaves to mourn his passing, his beautiful wife Lola Beatrice Cooper; his son, Raymond Cooper; his sister, Marva Davis; his brothers, Larry Cooper and James Cooper; his 5 granddaughters LaToya Cooper, LaKydra Cooper, LaQuadra Haskins, Qua'mille (Mia) Cooper, and La'Tiya Cooper. Additionally, he leaves 12 great grandchildren, 4 brother in laws, 5 sister in laws and a vast number of nephews, nieces and friends whom loved him dearly.
Eaffron Cooper was a loving, kindhearted, gentle husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son and friend. He will truly be missed.