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God has called a devoted servant from labor to his eternal rest, Willie Cooper, son of Ella Ree Cooper was born October 9, 1956. He was ushered into paradise late Thursday evening, March 7, 2024 at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sumter, South Carolina. Willie was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. He served in the food and hospitality career and was employed as a manager of IHOP – Sumter for 18 years. Additionally, he had a lawn care service which allowed him to fulfill his passion of being a self-employed entrepreneur. He served faithfully as a member of Joshua Baptist Church, where he served on the trustee and usher boards. Willie leaves to celebrate his memory: his wife, Gloria Dargan Cooper; a son, Shelton (Veronique) Cooper and a daughter, Shanieka Cooper both of Sumter, SC; five brothers, James Lee Cooper of Sumter, SC, Ernest (Ella) Cooper of Marion, SC, General Lee Cooper, Sumter, SC, John (Wanda) Clinkscales , Harlem, NY and Curtis Clinkscales, Columbia , SC; one loving sister, Sharon (Gordon) McQuiller Sumter, SC; seven grandchildren and one great grandson; two sister-in-laws; three brother-in-laws and a host of family and friends. Willie was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Ree Cooper; a daughter Quanna “Bonay” Cooper; his mother and father-in-law, Isaac and Angeline Dargan and a sister- in-law, Mary Dargan Brooks. In accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines, the family is requesting face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home 2235 Sanford Drive, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Friday, March 15, 2024, at the Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene G. Dennis, Pastor and Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m. for viewing until time of services. The procession will leave the home at 11:15 p. m. Burial will be in the Joshua Baptist Church Cemetery.

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