Mrs. Leola Cooper

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Mrs. Leola Cooper

April 20, 1941
to
March 9, 2020

Mrs. Leola Cooper received her heavenly wings peacefully on Monday, March 9, 2020 with her loving son Eliseo Cooper, Sr. by her side at St. Luke’s Hospital East in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Leola is preceded in memory by her husband Steve Cooper, mother Mrs. Ida Mae Fleming and step father Robert Fleming and father O’Gene Johnson, sister Ruby Mae Rucker, one brother Samuel Johnson and one grandson Roosevelt Cooper..
Leola was the third of four children born on April 20, 1941 to the union of O’Gene Johnson and Ida Mae (Edge) Johnson Fleming in Turrell, Arkansas. The Johnson family relocated to Kansas City, MO where she accepted Christ at an early age and receiving her education within the Kansas City MO school district attending D. A. Holmes elementary school and Central Middle and High Schools.
Leola’s working career was with the Imperial Underground Sprinkler Company retiring in 1985. She had a passion for cooking and made mouthwatering pound cakes that everyone loved. She was an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. Leola then cared for her mother for many years and just loved being surrounded by her family from her children, grandchildren, siblings and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Leola Cooper transitions from labor to reward leaving to cherish her memory four sons David E Cooper(Carmelita) of Kansas City Missouri, Anthony C Cooper of Minnesota, Samuel L. Cooper of Kansas City, Missouri, and Eliseo L. Cooper Sr. of Kansas City, Missouri. One daughter Denise J. Cooper of Kansas City, Missouri and one daughter in love Phyllis Rose-Downton. One brother, O’Gene W. Johnson (Paula) of Perry, Kansas. Eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews with two very special nieces who also stayed by her side Jonette’ M. Johnson and Charlotte M. Rucker. Many friends who also called upon her throughout her journey.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Location:

Gethsemane COGIC

2700 East 75th Street Kansas City, Missouri

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at
10:00 AM

Location:

Gethsemane COGIC

2700 East 75th Street Kansas City, Missouri

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery

6901 Troost Ave. Kansas City, Missouri

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500