Luella Cooper

Published 11:38 am Thursday, September 1, 2011

Services for Luella “Leola” Cooper will be at noon Saturday at Greater Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Arthur Hicks officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the family present from 5 until 6.

Mrs. Cooper died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 72.

Born in Belzoni, she was a longtime Vicksburg resident. She was a homemaker and caretaker and member of Jones Chapel.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Cooper Sr.; her parents, John and Mary Kiner; a brother, Lewis Blaylock; a sister, Georgia Shields; two sons, Henry Kiner Sr. and Sylvester Smith Sr.; a daughter, Canary “Bird” Cooper; and three grandchildren, Robin “Leola” Cooper, Doreatha Brown and Johnny Lewis Kenney III.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mary White, Tanya Kenney and Chanda Cooper, all of Vicksburg, Reva Curtis of Dallas, Carolyn Smith of Maywood, Ill., and Tangie Cooper and Rachael Cooper, both of Willow Brook, Ill.; three sons, Roosevelt Cooper of Port Arthur, Texas, Richard Cooper of Vicksburg and Peter Kiner of Atlanta; two brothers, Jerry Donald Kiner of Vicksburg and John Kiner of Chicago; 38 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.