12/26/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Rose Cooper

Evelyn Rose Cooper
(01 July 1918 - 23 Dec 2007)

Newport News High School Class of February 1937

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Amidst all our gaiety, sad news has returned to us this morning.

From the Daily Press - 12/26/07:

          Evelyn Rose Cooper

  NEWPORT NEWS - Evelyn Rose Cooper, 89, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.

A lifelong resident of Newport News, she was born July 1, 1918, to the late Augustus Young 'A.Y.' Cooper Sr. and Evelyn Tennis Cooper. In February 1937, she graduated from Newport News High School. She had been a Deputy Clerk in Corporation Court, under Baxter Basham, Clerk and later Circuit Court under George D. DaShazor, Clerk. In 1975, she retired from the Clerk's office after 30 years of service. She photostated and cross-indexed 500 or more Books of Deed Records, which are now in storage and have been microfilmed to make for future records. She also issued countless marriage licenses.

Ms. Cooper was a longtime member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, since she was 12 years old, and previously was a member of the Sunday School of Riverview Methodist Church, which her maternal grandfather, Joseph George Tennis, and his brother-in-law, Marcellous Martin, and other members started in 1887 in Rescue, Va. The old church has since been torn down, but another stands in its place and is very active today.

Evelyn Rose Cooper
Survivors include her sister, Mildred 'Millie' Cooper, and brother, Augustus 'A.Y.' Cooper Jr. and wife, Annie Laurie, all of Newport News; her dog, Mitzie; nieces, Laurie Anne Grecco of Gloucester, Betsy Peters and husband, David, of Harrisonburg; and great-nieces, Sarah Peters of Harrisonburg and Amy Bowman and husband, Todd, of St. Stephens, Va.

The family will receive friends at noon Thursday, Dec. 27, at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, with a service to begin at 1 p.m., officiated by the Rev. Larry Edmonds and the Rev. Elizabeth Lutz. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the S.P.C.A., 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/26/2007.
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To the Cooper Family: We are very sorry to hear of your loss. How comforting it is to know that God is there for us. And at Psalm 89:26 it tells us that God is our Father and the Rock of our salvation. Faith in Jehovah God can bring much comfort.
Gloria Jackson (Hampton, VA) - December 26, 2007
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I'm glad I was able to have Rose in my life for a few years. She never failed to provide us with humorous moments. I know you will miss your dear sister. Thanks for sharing her with me.
Suzy Duvall (Richmond, VA) - December 26, 2007
When we visited Rose and Millie at The Chesapeake, we always enjoyed the humor Rose provided and her sweet voice singing old songs along with Millie. Thanks, Millie, for sharing your dear sister with us. She will be missed.
Mary Beth Radford (Chester, VA) - December 26, 2007
Dear Mom Millie,
Rose wanted to be in heaven for Christmas this year. What glorious rejoicing must going on. I hope she has met my sweet angel, Nicholas.
I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Beth
Beth Belle - December 26, 2007
I always felt happier after a visit with Rose. I will miss Rose ALWAYS saying "you're Cameron's mom"! She brought humor to our group and I loved hearing she and Millie sing old songs. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lynn DeButts (Prince George, VA) - December 26, 2007
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I'm so sorry to hear about Rose. We always enjoyed visiting her & "testing" her memory. She did great (for some reason, she always remembered Cameron)!? Rose was certainly Milliefied & we Millie's will never forget her. You were such a dear sister to her, caring for her like you did! God bless Rose & you, Millie! We love you!
Fae (M) Hardee (Chester, VA) - December 26, 2007



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Rose's family and friends.

   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

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