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Valonda Cooper

Valonda Earlyn Cooper (Pepper)

Friday, March 15th, 1935 - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Obituary

Graveside services for Valonda Cooper, 84, of Athens are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. A Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1 P.M. at the cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.

Valonda passed away on October 10, 2019 in Greenville, Texas.

Valonda Earlyn Cooper was born March 15, 1935 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Earl Pepper and Valonda Irene Town. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross Roads and was also a loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed by all she loved.

She is preceded in death by her parents Earl Pepper and Valonda Irene Town; husband Richard William Cooper and granddaughter Julie Cooper.

Valonda is survived by five children, Stephen Michael Cooper of Washington, Garry Richard Cooper and wife Carol of Michigan, Ronald Cooper and wife Sue of Athens, Jeff Cooper and wife Aida of Murchison, Kaye Lyn Christopher-Jackson and husband Michael of DeRidder, LA; two brothers, Lyle Pepper and wife Polly of Jacksonville, FL, Lloyd Pepper and wife Barbara of Parma, MI; fifteen grandchildren, Jenny, Jaime, Jason, Jodie, Julie, Terry, Tommy, Ashley, Christopher, Rachael, Stacey Lightfoot, Savannah, Molina, Isabella, Marvin, Cheyanne; five great grandchildren, Saundra, Brandon, Ethan, Shelby, Elizabeth and numerous great great grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A special thanks to Hope Hospice in Greenville, Greenville Health and Rehab and the nurses who took care of Valonda.

You may light a candle or write condolences to the family at: www.hannigansmith.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Shelby Chapel Cemetery
    Address
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    ATHENS, TX
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  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Shelby Chapel Cemetery
    Address
    .
    ATHENS, TX
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    Officiant
    Bro. Frank Upchurch
  • Interment

    Location
    Shelby Chapel Cemetery
    Address
    CR 3815
    ATHENS, TX 75751
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