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Lelia Annette Brashears Cooper

Services for Lelia Annette Brashears Cooper, a lifelong residentof Brookhaven, are 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21, at BrookhavenFuneral Home with burial in City Cemetery in Prentiss.

Visitation is Friday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Cooper, 96, died July 18, 2006, at Chadwick Nursing Home inJackson. She was born in Crystal Springs on June 5, 1910, to PlumbBrashears and Pinkie Reynolds Brashears.

She was a retired floral designer with Haags Flower Shop,Bertha’s Flower Shop and Shipps Flower Shop. She worked with theWPA during World War II. She was a member of Faith PresbyterianChurch in Brookhaven, where she was nursery Sunday school teacher,and a member of the church’s Women’s Circle.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, EwellJoseph Cooper; her grandson, Kevin Joseph Cooper; her brother,Hilry Brashears; and her sisters, Marie Templeton and ModenaLanford.

Survivors are her sons, Robert Ewell Cooper, of Pearl, EdwinJoseph Cooper and wife Kathy, of Ethel, and George Preston Cooperand wife Becky, of Jackson; her grandchildren, Amy Waldon andhusband Kerry, of French Camp, Chad Cooper and wife Carrie, ofTerry, and Colin Cooper, of Jackson; and her great-grandchildren,Samuel Waldon and Nichals Waldon, both of French Camp, MichaelaCooper, of Brookhaven, and Neely Grace Cooper, of Terry.