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Willis Omega Cooper
In humble submission to the will of God, the Cooper Family and Staff announces the transition of beloved son, husband, and brother, Mr. Willis Omega Cooper, LFD/LE. The final call from thy Master was answered on December 6, 2020 in the North Florida Regional Medical Center of Gainesville, Florida. Servant of God, well done! Rest from thy loved employ; The battle fought, the victory won, Enter thy master's joy!
Willis Omega Cooper received the breath of life on October 4, 1956 in Donalsonville, Georgia. Blessed to be the second child of Mr. Zannie and Mrs. Jimmie (Long) Cooper, he was raised in a Christian home and reared in love and respect to the will of God. Willis was educated in the Public-School system of Washington County, Florida, where he was a graduate of the Chipley High School, Class of 1974. Upon completing his secondary education, Willis relocated to Miami, Florida and continued his education at the Miami Dade Community College where he received a degree in Mortuary Science.
During the course of his schooling and internship, in Lake City, Florida, he was employed for numerous years until God blessed him the opportunity to create a legacy for himself by establishing Cooper Funeral Home of Lake City, Florida in 2005. Serving Columbia and the surrounding counties for 15+ years, Mr. Cooper was a man of integrity, dignity, and professionalism, becoming a pillar in the community and an inspiration and mentor to many in the funeral service industry.
Mr. Cooper leaves to carry on the legacy and to cherish the lifelong memories, his loving wife: Grace M. Cooper of Lake City, Florida; five beloved children: Willis O. Cooper, Jr., Telsa Jackson, Kevin Lamar Saulsberry, Karen Cooper, Paulette (Jason) Julien; six adored grandchildren: Kiara Cooper, Daphney Cooper, Johnny Carson, Calvin J. Manning, Jr., Sharday M. Warren and Stephen W. Dunn, Jr.; seven precious great-grandchildren: Leyani Slaughter, Halo Carson, Kaycee Carson, Jayden Carson, Markai Carson, Zylah Carson and Zillina G. Manning; blessed mother: Mrs. Jimmie L. Cooper of Chipley, Florida; cherished brother and sister: Zannie R. (Thawanda) Cooper, LFD/LE of Chipley, Florida and Rayne J. (the late, Rev. Leon, LFD/LE) Cooks of Madison, Florida; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father: Mr. Zannie Cooper, LFD/LE.
A Celebration of Life and Committal Service will be held 1 PM CST, Sunday, December 13, 2020 from the sacred grounds of the Greater Buckhorn MBC Cemetery of Marianna, Florida with Rev. Tony Davis, officiating. A Public Walk-through Viewing will be held from 1-6PM EST, Thursday, December 10, 2020 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of 251 NE Washington Street, Lake City, Florida 32055 and from 1PM-6PM CST, Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of 1220 Church Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428. The ministry of comfort being provided by the Cooper Funeral Home & Florist of Chipley, Florida, and Cooks – Cooper Funeral Home & Crematory of Madison, Florida.
In consideration of public health and safety, the wearing of a facial mask/covering is required to attend the Celebration of Life and Committal Service. Family and Friends may express their condolences online at www.cooperfhchipley.com.

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Published in Washington County News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 16, 2020.
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December 17, 2020
To: Gracie & The Entire Cooper Family Due To Co-Vivid 19, Please Except Our Family To You & Your Family, Our Delayed Sincerely Deepest Sympathy Regarding The Loss Of Mr. Willis Cooper L.F.D.
From: The Late Ms. Betty Jean "Cy" Stroder Family.
December 15, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.Mrs. Cooper you have all the love and respect from THE KONVALINKAS.
Jennifer marie konvalinka
Friend
December 12, 2020
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Cooper Family. Thanks for all that you have done for our family. RIP Mr. Cooper.
Moss, Jones ,Lucas Family
Friend
December 11, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Cooper family thank you for taking care of my loved ones and being a friend through the years. May God's be with you Gracie and the entire family through this time of sorrow
Alice Carter Luton
Friend
December 11, 2020
Mr. Cooper, what a great lost. I have known you for 35 plus years. You have been there for us in our time of need. I am forever grateful to have met a compassionate man. You never done anything for a show. It was always with an sincere heart. You will be dearly missed. I will missed your greetings, "hey baby". Wonderful memories, a life legacy well lived, will always be remembered.
Angela O'Berry
Friend
December 10, 2020
Sorry for your loss praying for you and your family
Mattie Roberson
Friend
December 10, 2020
I give my deepest to the Cooper family. A dear friend he was . My prayers be with you all.
Rev. Robin Youngblood
Coworker
December 10, 2020
Willis, life was made better knowing you my FRIEND. You and your brother Zannie were great classmates at Miami Dade. Rest Willis.
Carlos R. Jones
Classmate
December 10, 2020
Willis, life was made better by knowing you my FRIEND. You and your brother Zannie were great classmates at Miami Dade. Rest WILLIS.
Carlos R. Jones
Carlos R. Jones
December 10, 2020
Mr. Cooper was a long time friend to our family. He was a pillar in this community. May your legacy live on. My Condolences Goes Out To My Dear Friend Gracie & The Entire Cooper Family. The Joy Of The Lord Is Your Strength
Clydett Warren
Friend
December 10, 2020
Mr. Cooper was a great man to this community. My condolences to the family.
Jacqueline Fleming
Friend
December 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. RIH.
Jonnie wyche
Friend
December 9, 2020
To a dear brother and friend. May the memories of our friendship continue to last a lifetime. Thank you for entrusting me and blessing my life and my family. We appreciate you and the Legacy you Lived. Praying for Comfort and Peace to the Cooper family.

Love you man and God bless,
Randy Ruise (Audre')
Norman Randy Ruise and Family (Audre')
Friend
December 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Rachell Rossin Thomas
Family
December 9, 2020
Mr.Cooper, has been a family friend and mortician in our times of Sorrow with the passing of our love ones, his compassionat. e service will be truly missed, Our sincere condolences goes out to Gracie and Family.
Toni Nelson
Friend
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