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Essie Lee Cooper

July 12, 1930 — October 5, 2021

Essie Lee Cooper was born July 12, 1930 to the late James Anderson and Lurline Mitchell in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She departed this life peacefully on October 5, 2021.She was preceded in death by her husband, Sandis Cooper, Sr., sisters Sophronia Frazier and Margaret Love Crawford.

She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Emory United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She attended elementary school and graduated from Holloway High in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and she attended Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church with her aunts. She lived with her aunt who was her namesake, Essie Turner where she met the love of her life, Sandis Cooper. Essie and Sandis were married in 1952. To this union three children were born, Sherlene, Sandis, Jr. and Emily.
She joined Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church where her husband’s family were long time members. Essie sung in the choir and served in the missionary department. She attended regularly until her health began to fail. She worked for the family of J. Bransford Wallace and retired after 40 plus years.
Essie was a Christian woman filled with the Spirit of Love and Kindness. One of her favorite hobbies was reading. She shared advise, encouragement and counsel with family and friends.She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories; one son, Sandis Cooper, Jr. (Sandra); two daughters, Sherlene Cooper Fry and Emily Cooper; one brother, Rev. James Mitchell (Christine) a sister, Verna Majors (David); a mother-in-law, Cassie Cooper; seven grandchildren; DeMargrio S. Cooper, Travis D. Cooper, Candis Clear, Darion J. Cooper (Sarah), Sandis Cooper III, Marcus D. Edwards and Xavier W. Harding (Kristen); fourteen great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and members of Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church. Viewing Friday, October 15, 2021, 1-6 at Funeral Home. Visitation Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10-11 with funeral to follow at Jefferson Street Baptist Church. Interment Greenwood North

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