The Rev. Kelvin Lynn Cooper

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 18, 2009

Services for the Rev. Kelvin Lynn Cooper, of Memphis, Tenn.,formerly of Brookhaven, are noon Monday, Dec. 21, at Bethel AMEChurch in Brookhaven with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Cooper, 38, died Dec. 15, 2009, at Regional MedicalCenter in Memphis, Tenn. He was born in Jackson on Feb. 22, 1971,to Larry Michael Cooper and Margaret Nelson Franklin.

He was a 1991 graduate of Brookhaven High School and AlabamaState University. He was received his ministerial training at SelmaUniversity in Selma, Ala. The Rev. Cooper was pastor of Trinity AMEChurch in West Point. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alphafraternity. He was a member of Bethel AME Church in Brookhaven.

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Survivors are his mother, Margaret Franklin, of Brookhaven; hisfather, Larry Michael Cooper and wife, Eloise, of Brookhaven; hisstepfather, Carlos Mathis, of Brookhaven; his wife, La’Shawn GipsonCooper, of Memphis; a son, Aaron Devon Cooper, of Brookhaven; hisbrothers, Larry Cooper Jr., Timothy Cooper and wife, Ramondra, allof Brookhaven, the Rev. Jiovonta Watkins and wife, Kanisha, ofShreveport, La., and LaGaris Kelly, of Jackson; his sisters, TarshaCooper, Christy Felder and husband, Johnny, Aliesha Buie andhusband, William, Alexis Watkins, Shaquan Wilson, all ofBrookhaven, and Courtney Hubert and husband, Sylvester, of NewOrleans, La.; a mother-in-law, Linda Cruell, of Natchez; and afather-in-law, Richard Gipson, of Greenville.