Celebration of the Life of Mother Frances B. Cooper
Sunrise: November 15, 1933,
Sunset: February 27, 2012
The Cooper, Bowen, Benson and Jackson Families with profound regret announced the home going of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grand Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece and FriendFrances BowenCooper affectionately called “Aunty Frances” or “Con France”. This sad event occurred on Monday 27th February 2012 at 5:18 PM the home of her daughter Fascia Cooper.
“Aunty Frances” was born unto the union of Mr. Philip T. Bowen and Mrs. Jane Jackson Toes of Tallah, Grand Cape Mount County on November 15, 1933. At an early age she was taken to Sierra Leone by an Aunt where she obtained her primary education at the Hartford Secondary School for girls in Moyamba Bo district. She was taken to Robertsport by her late Uncle Abraham C. Jackson where she met and married the late Mr. Borbor Peters of Robertsport. This union was blessed with three children. She later met her life time partner the late Judge Varney D. Cooper former resident Circuit Judge of the 5th Judiciary Circuit Court in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County. He predeceased her in 2001. This union was blessed with three children. Her life was so beautiful that she opened her door to many children near and far. She taughtall her children to fear God at all times and to respect others big or small.
She was dedicated to the service of God and humanity. She served God and the Episcopal Church and rose to the office of President of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW), St Thomas Chapel in Johnsonville, Montserrado County. She never failed to have routine Sunday morning devotion and daily prayer meetings in her home. Her devotion to God had no bounds. So much so, that she could be found in the company of prayer bands and prayer circles.
She served her country dutifully and faithfully as a law enforcement officer.She was promoted from the rank of Patrolwoman to Lieutenant in the Liberian National Police Detachment at Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County; a rank she held until honorably retired from active service.
Her life was characterized by strength and courage; the strength to love and the courage to forgive. We are humbled and grateful to God for giving us such a wonderful mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece and a true angel. Herpassing has left a void in our family. She lives on in our hearts and we will cherish every moment we had with her. We love you “Aunty Frances” but God loves you the best. We can only say that “GOD GREATEST GIFT HAS RETURNED TO GOD”. REST IN PEACE AUNTY FRANCES.
She leaves to mourn her loss the following relatives:
Dr. Comfort Sundu Cooper-Nketeh (U.S.A), Vanessa S. Faryen(U.S.A), Fascia Mabie Cooper(Monrovia), Zoe Kalia(Freetown),Mamie Cooper(Monrovia), and Jeneba Cooper(Robertsport). Two of her daughters predeceased her namely: Priscilla A. Peters and Myrling G. Cooper respectively.
George N. Peters (Monrovia), Lawrence W.Peter (Monrovia), S. Theophilus O. Cooper (Monrovia), Varney D. Cooper (Monrovia), Larry F. Cooper (Monrovia), Jerry M. Cooper (Monrovia). Her son Frank A. George predeceased her in 1995.
M. Dao Theophilus Cooper (Monrovia), Millicent M. Peters (Monrovia), Frank Vasco Peters(Monrovia), Praise Singbe(Monrovia), Lovette Peters (Monrovia), Frank A.George-Cooper (Monrovia), Neifessa Faryen (USA), Chucks Nketeh (USA)
GREAT GRAND CHILDREN:
Priscilla A. Cooper, Clarence Bobby Peters, Florence Dudu Peters, Grace Georgelyn Peters
Dr. Abedou Jones (Dr. A.E. Nyemah Jones) - USA, Dr. Motude Bowen (Mr.Jan Olsson) –Sweden,Mrs. Edith Bowen Carr (The Late Teddy Carr) -USA, and Rev. Mot. Abeoseh Flemister (Mr. Clifton Flemister) –USA.
SISTER- IN- LAW:
Mrs. Hawa Browne
And host of other relatives and friends in Liberia, Sierra Leone and the USA.
Her remains will be removed from the St. Moses Funeral Services on Friday 30th March and taken to the St. Augustine Episcopal Church on Barnesville Road at 5:00 PM for viewing and one night of wake keeping.
Celebratory home going service will be held on Saturday 31st March 2012 at 10:00 AM at the same church. Thereafter, Interment will take place at the Badanjuma Cemetery, Tallah Township, Grand Cape Mount County.
Repast will followed immediately thereafter at the family home in Tallah, Grand Cape Mount County.
Please contact the following relatives for further details:
Fascia M. Cooper (00231) 0776402121
Lawrence W. Peters (00231) 0886593444
Comfort S. Cooper-Neketeh (001) 6513478348
Varney D. Cooper Jr. (00231) 0886765992
Hawa H. Browne (00231) 0886266225