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MOTHER NELLIE MAE WEAVER COOPER – Age 86, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 with her family at her bedside. She was born on March 15, 1931 in Gilmer County, Georgia to the late James Hardy and Mamie Lou Vanzant Weaver. Mother Cooper was a faithful member of True Gospel Pentecostal Church where she was a member of the Mother’s Board. Her husband, F.L. Pete Cooper, daughter, May Pearl Cooper, Lillian Mayberry, and Dorothy Ann Moore, and sons, C.L. Otis Cooper and Roger Cooper, has preceded her in death.

She is survived by her loving family, son, Elder Kennth A. (Natalie) Cooper of Chattanooga, Tennessee; daughters, Dr. Mattie Bell (Bishop James) O’Neal of LaFayette, Indiana and Evangelist Diane (Charles) Bonds of Dalton, Georgia; sister, Mattie McDade; brother-in-law, Eugene Cooper of Sarasota, Florida; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at True Gospel Pentecostal Church, 109 Henderson Street, Dalton, with Bishop Reuben Graham, Sr. and other minister officiating. Her remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Friday after 11:00 A.M. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment, Center Valley Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mother Nellie Cooper at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


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  • Friday, July 28, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Willis Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    You will be greatly missed. We love you so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with our family and loved ones.
    ~ Rick and Dominique Jennings   Dalton, GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Praying for peace and comfort. I love you all!!!
    ~ Kisha Cooper   Dalton, GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Praying for your loss, and that you find comfort and peace in God. She was a beautiful women. Love you all.. Lee and Lee Ware & Family...
    ~ Lee Ware   Dalton, GA
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    So very sorry about the loss of your Mom . She was a very sweet , Spirit Filled Woman of God . She will be missed . Prayers for the Family 🙏
    ~ Deb Mosley   Lafayeyye, GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    May God bless you during this difficult time remembering our loss is heaven's gain.
    ~ Marvin Henderson   Ravenna, OH
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    We pray that in this time of loss, You'll feel God's love much more....And that you'll find your comfort....In the presence of the Lord....We pray God pours upon you, His sweet amazing grace....And overflow your heart with peace....As you live in His embrace!!!!
    ~ Christine & Christopher M. Austin   Dalton, GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    "Well done thy good and faithful servant of God" What a life, what a woman of God: One who was an inspiration not only to family ,but all that came in contact with her. The Lord comfort you. What a life ,what a woman of God : One that has been an inspiration not only to family, but all that
    ~ Elder Addie Allen   Dalton, GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. Praying for peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts
    ~ Kevin & Arlitza Printup   Calhoun, GA
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    TO COMFORT YOU WITH MANY THOUGHTS AND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    ~ Patsy Mcdade & FAMILY   DALTON
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    To Cooper family, I can feel the pain of losing a mother..one thing for sure.only god can heal your broken and hurting heart..and there is a real pain in your heart.look to your source.. your mother love everyone... Mrs.Allen s Steele Sr
    ~ Harriet Steele   Dalton, GA
  • Thursday, August 03, 2017
    Praying for the Cooper and Weaver Families Pastor Edward Hoggs and the Shiloh Baptist Church Family
    ~ Shiloh Baptist Church   Dalton, GA
  • Saturday, August 05, 2017
    My heart is with you in your time of sorrow My deepest sympathy With love and remembrance
    ~ Velina Weaver   Cohutta, GA
  • Saturday, August 05, 2017
    I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort
    ~ Betty Quinn   Bronx, NY
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Sending special prayers to the family. Love you and may God continue to bless you all. A special carnation for God. Love you all.Brenda Daniel Teasley and Family.
    ~ Brenda Daniel teasley   Dalton, GA
  • Sunday, August 06, 2017
    Heartfelt Condolences to Dr. Mattie O'Neal & family in the loss of your Mother. May you continue to draw upon strength from the Lord and receive His Peace.
    ~ Willie Mae Johnson   West Lafayerre, IN
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Sending special prayers to the family. Love you and may God continue to bless you all. A special carnation for God. Love you all.Brenda Daniel Teasley and Family.
    ~ Brenda Daniel teasley   Dalton, GA
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    It was an honor and a privilege to be in the presence of one of God's most precious angels. May God surround the family with His Precious peace and sweet memories.
    ~ Pastor Kenneth & Sabrina Benham Benham   Adairsville, FL
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Mother Cooper will truly be missed. I think The Lord I was able to spend her last days with her and let her know just how much she was loved and how much she meant to me and my family. Mother Cooper was never an in-law to me she was always family. She's in a much better place now where there's no more suffering, pain or sorrow. The kids and I will truly miss you. "The Luster's"
    ~ Lois Latrese Luster   RINGGOLD, GA
  • Monday, August 14, 2017
    I'm truly sorry to hear about your recent loss. It is a very difficult time; but I hope you can find some comfort in the words of Nahum 1:7  which reads: "Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him." Yes, we can totally rely on our Loving God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29, Isaiah 55:11). Then death will be gone forever (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:3,4) Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG