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In Memory of

Mildred Wright Cooper

August 29, 1915 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Mildred Wright Cooper, 101, of Madison Heights went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after living a long, fulfilling life. She was the widow of James Russell Cooper.

She was born in Amherst County on August 29, 1915, daughter of the late James Monroe Wright and the late Mattie Lee Drinkard Wright.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Charles, James Jr., and Aubrey Wright as well as a sister, Hazel Wright Layne.

"Granny" as she was affectionately known to her family,...

Mildred Wright Cooper, 101, of Madison Heights went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017 after living a long, fulfilling life. She was the widow of James Russell Cooper.

She was born in Amherst County on August 29, 1915, daughter of the late James Monroe Wright and the late Mattie Lee Drinkard Wright.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Charles, James Jr., and Aubrey Wright as well as a sister, Hazel Wright Layne.

"Granny" as she was affectionately known to her family, leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and caring sons, Lawrence Russell Cooper, Sr. and Jerome Garnett Cooper, Sr. as well as her dedicated, loving daughter and long time devoted caregiver, Julie Gayle Cooper; her grandchildren, Lawrence Russell Cooper, Jr., Melodie Ann Cooper, Karen Elizabeth Groff (Mike), Jerome Garnett Cooper, Jr. (Jennifer), and Stacey Nichole Cooper (Leslie); her great grandchildren, Lauren, Megan, Michael, Kerry, Jessica, Hannah and Charleigh; and her great-great grandchildren, Isabella, Roman and Griffin.

Mildred was a lifelong member of Madison Heights United Methodist Church now known as Amelon United Methodist Church. She was a faithful worker in her church for many years. Mildred was best known for her love and adoration for her family as well as their devotion to her. She has a strong, amazing faith in God and clearly demonstrated her faith in everything she did. She was an excellent cook who loved cooking for her family at their many celebrations. Mildred was also an avid New York Yankees and UVA basketball fan. She had the opportunity to attend games and to see such great ball players as Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. To show an example of Mildred's youthful spirit, she took her daughter to one of the first Beatles concerts in Baltimore! Mildred loved traveling and seeing new sights and places as long as she was able. All who met her quickly noticed her quick wit and sense of humor. She attended Lynchburg College following her graduation from Madison Heights High School where she was salutatorian. She retired in 1983 from Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation and was a member of the Quarter Century Club, whose members she stayed in touch with for years after retiring. Mildred had a positive attitude, and always put others before herself. When asked what the key to her longevity was, Mildred's answer was "Love Everyone".

The family would like to thank the Centra Hospice Staff, Team Nurse Staff, and a special friend, Teresa, for her kindness and compassion.
Memorials may be made to Monelison Volunteer Rescue Squad, 120 Amer Circle, Madison Heights, VA 24572.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Amelon United Methodist Church where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm with Pastor Lawrence A. Erbin officiating. Interment will be at Meade Cemetery.

Arrangements under the direction of Whitten Monelison Chapel, Madison Heights, VA.