Dwight Cornell Cooper
Published 5:45 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Come unto Me all ye that labour..Matthew 11:28
On May 22, 1957, Mr. Dwight Cornell Cooper was born to the late Mr. & Mrs. James and Nancy Mae Cooper. On August 16, 2014 his time on earth was completed and he entered into eternal rest, peacefully at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. at the age of 57.
He was born and raised in Lumberton, MS and as a child was given the nickname of “Hump”. He joined the Morning Star Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his personal savior at a young age. During his youth, he was educated in the Lumberton School System and later joined the Job Corps. Dwight moved to Picayune as an adult where he resided until his death.
Dwight was a loyal brother, father, and grandfather and was devoted to his family. He was employed as a Landscaper and enjoyed fishing and socializing with family and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents: James & Nancy Mae Cooper, sisters Dorothy “Duke” Cooper, Lydia Cooper, Linda “Lynn” Graves and brother James “Jamie” Cooper.
He will always remain in the hearts of those who survived him:Daughters: Adrian Young (Frederick) of Lumberton and Lori Gowdy of Picayune. Two brothers: Dorsey Cooper (Michelle) of Huntsville, Ala., and Paris Cooper of Purvis, Miss.; Four Sisters: Jessie Harolson (Ellis) of Ogdon, Kansas, Martha Gray (Charles) & Gloria Tatum (David) of Purvis, and Patricia Cooper of Picayune; One Uncle: Mr. Hiram Wilcox (Bridgette) of Biloxi, MS; Six grandchildren: Valarie Pittman, Demetrick Pittman, Cylestie Guy, Ke’Jauan Hayes, Frederick Young, and Monyatia Young.
Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends will cherish fond memories of Dwight “Hump” Cooper.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Lumberton, Miss. where Rev. Lindsey McCullum is the Pastor. Rev. Robert C. Wilkes will be the officiating Minister. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will be at the Big Quarters Cemetery in Lumberton, Miss.
Entrusted to Browns Funeral Home in Picayune, Miss.