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Mr. Melvin Cooper Jr.
Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel
Mr. Melvin Cooper Jr.
Mr. Melvin Cooper Jr., age 78, passed away on Saturday, December 29th, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
    He was a Bulloch County native, but resided in Boston, Mass., for over 55 years before moving back to Statesboro, Ga.
    He was a member of the Summer Hill Baptist Church and attended the William James High School of Statesboro, Ga. He was a member of the Masonic Hall of Boston, Mass. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved to go fishing.
    He is survived by his loving children, Sheila (Fredrick Mashall) Johnson of Statesboro, Ga.; Katrina (Raynard Mcclouden) Cooper of Valdosta, Ga.; Marcus Cooper, Gerald Cooper and Jerry Cooper, all of Boston, Mass.; his loving stepchildren, Marzella Scott, Randy Scott, Evelyn Diane Scott, Tyrone Parker and Williams Scott, all of Boston, Mass.; his loving sisters, Lottie Gaines and Rozina (Henry) Shatteen, both of Statesboro, Ga.; and Petronia Campbell of Savannah, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
    Family and friends' visitation will be held Friday, January 4, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel.
    The homegoing celebration service for Mr. Melvin Cooper Jr. will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Summer Hill Baptist Church, Summer Hill Church Road, Statesboro, GA, with the Rev. Joe Herrington presiding and Pastor Raphele Smith, eulogist. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
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    Craig R. Tremble Funeral Home, Statesboro Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, January 4, 2019

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