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Obituary for Wilodene Cooper

Wilodene  Cooper

Etta Wilodene McDoniel Cooper of Carrollton, Texas, passed away April 11, 2019, at Dallas Medical Center, Farmer’s Branch, Texas.
She was born in Tuckerman, Arkansas, to Angus Jefferson McDoniel and Viola Etta Best McDoniel on August 20, 1920. She was preceded in death by her husband Winston Churchill Cooper Sr., her parents, Angus and Viola; two sisters, Violet Gobble and Pauline Hancock, her brother, Dennis McDoniel; her son, Jerald Douglas Cooper; one grandson David, Littrell; and one granddaughter, Tracy Littrell.
She is survived by her daughter, Shelba June Ireland and two sons, Winston Churchill Cooper and Albert Dennis Cooper, 10 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 9 great- great grandchildren and 1 great-great-great grandchild.
In her high school years she was an All State basketball player and after graduation she married Winston Churchill Cooper Sr. Together they traveled throughout the western states as he installed electrical lines for the REA. They eventually settled in Kirbyville, Texas and raised their family. After her husband’s death she worked for Safeway Grocery for many years and then for Braniff Airlines. She traveled the world with Braniff and retired when Braniff closed down. She was a faithful life long member of the First Methodist Church. She was active in the Bible classes and was a member of the choir.
She will be long remembered for her loving heart and generous nature.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Gracelawn Cemetery in Tuckerman, Arkansas.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.
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