Tuesday, June 3, 2014
James Cooper, Kingstree - Celebration of Life service for James Elbert Cooper was held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Bethesda United Methodist Church of Lake City. Burial, directed by Dimery & Rogers Funeral Home, followed at Dr. James Cemetery of Kingstree. Mr. Cooper died Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was the son of the late James B. Cooper and Alice M. Cooper Cooper. Two siblings, Alphonso Cooper and Nettie Cooper Speede, preceded him in death. He was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the United Methodist Men, male chorus, and served on the steward and trustee boards. After graduating from Cades High School, he attended and received a Culinary Arts diploma from South Carolina Area Trade School of Denmark. He lived in Brooklyn, New York for 37 years. During his stay in Brooklyn, he was employed by Metropolitan Transit Authority, US Postal Service and the Long Island Railroad. During his employment with Metropolitan Transit Authority he received, on more than one occasions, the Transit Safe Driver Award. He retired from Metropolitan Transit Authority in 2000 and returned to Kingstree. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Dorothy S. Cooper; three daughters, Priscilla Fabian of Brooklyn, New York; Denise Fabian of Savannah, Georgia; and Shaquana Cooper of Landover, Maryland; one brother Herman Cooper (Ora) of Rochester, New York; five sisters, Kathryn Cooper (Mose, Jr.), Harold Witherspoon, Florence Osborne, and Annette Brown (Mitchell), all of Kingstree; and Shirley Sass of Flushing, New York; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.