Mrs. Carolyn Cooper "Babee"

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Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Wade Cooper will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church on Cotton Ave in Americus, GA.

Carolyn Wade Cooper, was born on December 19, 1946, to the late Bural Thomas Wade, Sr. and the late Pearl Clark Wade of Andersonville, GA. Carolyn gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined Mountain Creek A.M.E Church, where she remained faithful and dedicated for the duration of her life. She served as Secretary and Steward for many years. Carolyn always had a passion for sewing, cooking and doing hair.  Those magic fingers touched many things.

She was a 1964 graduate of Sumter County Senior High School in Americus, GA.  Carolyn always had the magic touch so after graduation she began her magic touch as a Seamstress at Manhattan Shirt Factory in Americus, GA, where she worked for several years. As the magic fingers continued on their journey to Dell’s Drapery in Americus, GA, she further pursued her passion in making things.  As those fingers worked designing other's dreams, Carolyn also used those same magic fingers to use her skills of culinary to bake numerous cakes, pies, biscuits “you name it”. The magic fingers next journeyed to her long time passion in doing hair. So she took a leap of faith and finally decided to pursue her long time dream by enrolling at South Georgia Technical College where she successfully obtained a Cosmetology Degree. As a Master of Cosmetology, she had the opportunity to work at various salons using her magic fingers. Then they walked into the doors of her own shop where her magic fingers worked their magic on many heads.  She worked many tireless days and nights creating many different styles for many people.  She had a wonderful relationship with her clients and many became close friends.  

During the early Spring morning of Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the Heavenly Father whispered in the ear of Carolyn and said “Carolyn”, let’s take a ride. You have fought a good fight, you kept the faith. Now, let’s go home and rest.” Carolyn was at peace when she went home to be with the Lord, leaving behind a rich legacy for many generations to come. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Bural Thomas Wade, Sr. and Pearl Clark Wade; brother, Bural Thomas Wade, Jr.; and husband Sgt Arthur Lee Cooper.

Carolyn was married to her loving husband Arthur for 43 years, during this union four bubbly babies were born: Karen (Keith) Timmons of Leslie, GA; Melbae Terina Abernathy of Durham, NC; Marcus Antonious Cooper of Rock Island, IL; Melody (Joseph) Ebron of Augusta, GA.

She leaves precious memories to her nine grandchildren: Desmond Timmons, Jamar Abernathy, Karissa Abernathy, Cortavious Stephens, DeMarcus Cooper, Christian Abernathy, Kayla Cooper, Sanai Cooper, and Brayden Ebron.  She was also blessed one great granddaughter Serenity Abernathy.
She will be forever loved by seven sisters and one brother: Bettye Jean Dean of Orlando, FL, Sara (AJ) Mills of Andersonville, GA, Earnestine (Rob) Colbert of Andersonville, GA, Dr. Oneida (Arthur) Ingram of Americus, GA, Dr. Amanda (Tony) Cooper of Americus, GA, Michael (Annie) Wade, Brenda (Melville) Griffin of Conley, GA, April Johnson of Lithonia, GA, and Evelyn Williamson of Mount Vernon, NY.  A special thanks her devoted and dedicated caregivers that supported her daily, Keith Timmons and Eloise Reddick.  

She will always have a special place in the hearts of her brothers and sisters-in-laws:  Nadine (John) King, Smithville, GA, Vera (Arie) Arney, Dallas GA, Rena Cooper, Conyers GA, Barbara Linnear, Augusta, GA, Eartha (Johnny) Robertson, Augusta, GA, Irene Rutherford, Americus GA, Willie Cooper, Americus GA, Eddie Lee (Effie) Cooper, Leslie GA, Reubin (Vivian) Cooper, Miami FL, Tony (Amanda) Cooper, Americus GA, Thomas (Angellette) Cooper, Fayetteville, NC, Royzell (Shirley) Cooper, Vienna, GA, Minnie Cooper, Tacoma, WA, and Delorne Cooper, Leslie GA.  Also a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives, and many sorrowing friends.

Carolyn loved everyone and was loved by her family and friends. She will always be remembered and never forgotten whether from her stern advice, her humor, and her abrupt honesty.  

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Pamela & Derreck Smith United States
5/12/2017 4:11:45 AM #

Marcus Cooper (class mate) & family ,we are praying for you guys, may God give you guys strength as you go thru this ordeal. Take one day @ a time.


O Castleberry United States
5/12/2017 5:10:12 AM #

I would like to express my condolences to the family. I hope this promise by Jehovah God brings all who are grieving your dear loved one a sense of hope and comfort. In the new world, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) At that time Jesus will use his God-given power to raise the dead because, as he said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” (John 11:25)


Louise United States
5/22/2017 6:41:47 AM #

My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss because I know this is a very sad time for the family. The almighty God tells us that he will get rid of all things that causes pain and suffering,at Revelation 21:3,4 it tells us that he will even do away with death. I hope this will give the family some comfort.


Irene Clark-Horton United States
6/4/2017 12:20:24 AM #

My sincere sympathy to the family of my childhood BFF at Northeast Elementary School, Staley Jr. High and Sumter High. Somehow I always thought my friend would always be there whenever I visited Americus.  I shall truly miss Babee, and I shall always treasure all the good times we shared together throughout our childhood. May God cover the entire family with the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ during this time of bereavement.


Irene Clark-Horton United States
6/4/2017 12:21:56 AM #

Irene Clark-Horton


Coley Family United States
8/13/2019 5:21:00 AM #

As the years pass always remember the good times shared when you had your loved one with you.


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