Jennie Lee Cooper, better known as "Cooch," was a daughter of the late Holland and Janie Cook. She was born on June 5, 1941, in Sumter County. She departed this life on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, after a period of illness.

Jennie, "Cooch," was a jolly person and never met a stranger.

Jennie leaves to cherish her precious memories: two loving daughters, the Rev. Dr. Edna (Haywood) Wilson and Willie Mae Cooper, both of Mayesville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Paralee Anderson; two brothers, Dave (Brenda) Cook of Mayesville and Louis Cook of Richmond, Virginia; a host of other relatives and friends.

Jennie was preceded in death by one son, Carl "CC" Cooper; two sisters, Pauline Cook and Mary Brown; and two brothers, Wallace and Pete Cook.

Public viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Mrs. Cooper will be placed in the church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 350 E. Red Bay Road, Sumter, SC 29150, with Pastor Daryl F. McGhaney officiating and Pastor Emeritus Daniel McGhaney Jr., eulogist. Interment will follow at Mayesville Community Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at her home, 125 McGhaney Road, Mayesville.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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