Annie Ruth Terry Cooper went to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior on August 16, 2021 in Kent, Ohio at the ripe age of 95.
She was born December 12, 1925 in Margerum, Alabama to Minnie Sanders Terry and Robert B. Terry.
She graduated from the Dayton High School, in Dayton, Tennessee with honors. In the 1970s she attend Kent State University and majored in early childhood education.
She accepted Christ as an early age and grew up in African Methodist churches in Alabama and Spring City Tennessee. She joined Mount Calvary Baptist Church when she moved to Ravenna,
Ohio, where her membership remained until she was called home to be with the Lord. She has been a resident of Ravenna, Ohio since 1955, shortly after she united in marriage with
Fred H. Cooper, Sr. She spent her life dedicated to raising her children, loving her husband and showing the love of God to her community.
She was always known as a neighborhood baker, she made many cakes for church dinners, birthdays, and other community events. Her other hobbies included growing a beautiful flower
garden, doing puzzles, advocating for the community, attending church events, listening to traditional Gospel music, watching the Cleveland Indians and she absolutely loved watching the
Cavaliers’ Lebron James. She retired from Parker Hannifin Corporation in Ravenna in 1990, but her all-time favorite job
was to teach community children at the Friendship House Pre-School, where she was an assistant teacher.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband (Fred H. Cooper, Sr.), children: Janet R. Cooper and Fred H. (Deborah Clark) Cooper, Jr., both of her parents, and siblings: Jack (Hilda)
Terry, Sadie (Theodore) Terry Brown, and Peggy Terry.
She leaves to mourn her passing: her daughters, Judy Cooper Frilando, Lisa Cooper Buford, niece/daughter LenaBeth Locke; her son, Terry (Nancy) Cooper; Grandchildren: Kenyon
(Victoria) Buford, Aliscia Jenee’ Buford, Phillip Davis, Fatima Davis, Courtland (Amanda) Dixon, Kevin Dixon; Joseph White, Nathan Logan, Jahnia Gerard; Jahniara Gerard, and Jahmya
Gerard; sister Wanda (Theodore) Countee; two brothers, Robert (Joan) Terry and Arthur (Polly) Terry; Great Grandchildren: Phillip Davis, Jr., Phazon Davis, Prominence Davis, Prestige
Davis, Ethan Dixon, Chloe Dixon, Jaylen Dixon, Jahnia Dixon, Juliana Dixon, Jeremiah Dixon, Solomon Abel; Nieces: Quilla Lewis, Kimberly Terry, Pamela Terry, Cherie Terry, and Nicole
(Kenneth) Jenkins. Nephews: Bruce Brown, Michael Terry, Art Terry, Jack Terry, Jr., Paul Terry, and Bryan Jenkins; Special Extended Family: Riajo Loftin, Duke Loftin, Nigel Loftin,
Shawntay Loftin and Raquel Loftin; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family and community loved ones.
The family is being served by Wilkinson Funeral Home.
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