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Willie J. Cooper

10/27/1945 - 08/09/2023


Obituary For Willie J. Cooper

In Loving Memory of Willie J. Cooper

Celebration of Life Services are as follows:

Viewing-Friday-September 8,2023 @ 6:00-8:00 PM

At Greater Ward Chapel AME

900 NW 6th Avenue

Hallandale FL 33009

Service - Saturday -September 9,2023 @ 11:00 A.M

At Greater Ward Chapel AME

900 NW 6th Avenue

Hallandale FL 33009

Burial: Wednesday- September 20, 2023 @ 2:00 PM

At South Florida National Cemetery

6501 S. State Road 7

Lake Worth, FL 33449

Willie “Sherman” Cooper, Jr. age 77, of Hallandale, FL passed away on August 9, 2023, after a brief illness. Willie was born on October 27, 1945, to the single parentage of Rosa Lee Cooper-Henry, raised by his grandma, Elizabeth Cooper, in Lake City, SC. Willie graduated from Carver High School, in Lake City, SC, the same school where NASA Astronaut Ronald E. McNair had graduated. Note: Every time my family and I have traveled to SC, my dad would make sure to take pictures of the Ronald McNair monument. After Willie had graduated from Carver High, he enlisted in the Army (during the Vietnam War era), later he earned extensive training in Electrical, A/C & Refrigeration.

Willie’s, first FT job was as a Supervisor Electrical Engineer, for DOT (Department of Transportation), overseeing all of South Florida’s Turnpike locations (with his 3-man crew). Later, Willie went on to open and operate his own Electrical, A/C & Refrigeration Company, for several decades. Upon retiring, he enjoyed traveling, plus meeting and talking with a host of his friends (including Mrs. Jean Cook / Owner of Jean Cook Realty in Dania), at the local Dunkin Donuts.

Upon Willie meeting Gracy Taylor Harris, they united in Holy Matrimony in which their union created 3 lovely children.

Willie was predeceased by his grandma, Elizabeth Cooper; His Mother, Rosa Lee Cooper-Henry and His Son, Troy Harris.

He is survived by His Wife: Gracie Cooper, 2 Daughters: Renee Harris-Lockhart (Sylvester – in HL) and Sandra Harris; 8 Grandkids (Craig Smith, Jr., Alexis Lucas, Jamier Lucas, Trenae Harris, Kierra Harris, Troy Harris, Jr. & Helton Harris); 3 Great-grands) Craivan Smith, Jamier Jr., Lucas & Skylar Lucas), plus a host of Nephews and Nieces.

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  • 09/09/2023

    Our deepest condolences from the Drummonds family 🙏🏾

  • 09/08/2023

    With deepest sympathy Minnie Smith and Family

  • 09/07/2023

    My Deepest Sympathy at the loss of your Beloved Sherman.Never forget for 1 second,God Can and God Will!

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