A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Rose Marie Scott Cooper, 73 of Decatur will be 1:00pm Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St. James C.P. Church in American with the Reverend Michael Jones officiating. Inhumation will follow in Sterrs Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-6 at St. James C.P. Church with Reynolds Funeral Home directing.
Rose Marie was born in Decatur, AL to the late Howard and Laura Bevels Scott on September 26th, 1945. She departed this life on September 2, 2019 at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
She attended Lakeside High School prior to beginning a career at Decatur General Hospital. Rose spent many years as an educator where she positively impacted many lives during her tenure with Decatur City School Systems.
Rose married Jackie L. Cooper and to this union she birthed “Their Girls”: Margaretta Barley of Atlanta, GA, Jacqualynn ‘Lynn’ Ellis (Kevin) of Midlothian, VA and Twila Malone (Stanley) of Decatur. She instilled in each of them the characteristic of a virtuous woman. How blessed was she to be able to impart wisdom and have an active role in the lives of three generations of grandchildren: S’Jacques Cooper, Kelsey Ellis and Alex Malone; two great grandchildren, Alexis and S’Jacques Jr. and one great-great grandson, Korbyn.
In addition to being family oriented and an educator, her life was completed by active participation in St. James’ FAITHFUL which is a description for an active member for over 50 years (or ½ of a century)! Her most recent role in the church included interceding for others as she was a leader on the Intercessory Prayer Team.
Her witty humor and bright smile will be missed by her sisters Quiletta Scott, Pecolia Gortman, and Sonya Weathers; one brother Monnel Scott all of New York. The bond she shared with her sister/cousins Nettie Garth (Calvin) and Ora Johnson could only be broken by death.
There are a host of relatives both biological and chosen that are feeling the void of her absence here on earth. We know that because she is absent from her earthly body that she is present with the Lord.
She fought a good fight. She stood in faith until the end. She tried hard to stay, but the Master summoned her home.