Louise S. Cooper

Blythewood – Mrs. Louise S. Cooper, 91, widow of Edward B. Cooper, of Blythewood, died Sunday, May 27, 2012.  Born in Blythewood on Jan. 20, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Woodard Sharpe and Sara Jane “Sadie” Kennedy Sharpe. Mrs. Cooper graduated from Blythewood High School, Class of 1937, and Draughon’s Business School in 1939. On Dec. 14, 1941, she married Edward B. Cooper. After raising her children, she served as post mistress at Crafts-Farrow State Hospital from 1967 until her retirement in 1984. Louise was a lifelong member of Sandy Level Baptist Church, where she served in various capacities and a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Blythewood Chapter.

Survivors include her sons, T. Edward Cooper and wife, Jackie, of Blythewood; Robert W. “Bob” Cooper and wife, Cathie, of Bowman; daughters, Sara Cooper Palmer and husband, Bill, of Blythewood; grandchildren, Tammie (and Kenny) Brazell, Melissa (and Billy) Purvis, Robert “Bobby” (and Tennille) Cooper Jr., Courtney (and Brandon) Dixon, Matthew Palmer and Heather Palmer; 10 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Caleb, Taylor, Hunter, Catie, Marissa, Julia, Breanna, Dargan, Jacey; and her first great-grandchild, Emma.  In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was preceded in death by her son, Kenny, whom she lost in Viet Nam in August of 1967; and her brother, Thomas William Sharpe.

The family would like to express their thanks for the loving care given to Mrs. Cooper by the staff of Visiting Angels and the Staff of NHC Parklane, especially Dorothy Dixon and Sharon Trapp.

The funeral service for Mrs. Cooper was held 2:30 o’clock, Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Rd., with the Rev. Dr. E. Benjamin Newman Jr. officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends from 6 until 8 o’clock, Tuesday evening, at Shives Funeral Home, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia.  Memorials may be made to the church’s building fund, PO Box 518, Blythewood, S.C. 29016 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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