Janet Thompson Cooper, age 61, went to be home with the Lord on March 12, 2023. Janet was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1979 and earned her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from UAB. Janet was an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide and she loved watching Alabama football games. Janet was a cat lover and had many feline pets throughout her life.
Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Jack Thompson and Varnell Moor Thompson Gunnin, and by a sister, Adelia Thompson Rockett. She is survived by her husband, James Cooper; her son, Stephen Stucky; a sister, Bonnie Thompson Evans (Johnny); a brother, David Thompson; two nieces, Jennifer Evans Drew (Tony) and Katie Thompson Gibbs; two nephews, David Rockett (Angela) and Craig Rockett (Tiffanie); and a host of loving cousins and extended family.
The family will accept visitors at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home (1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235) on Monday, March 20, 2023 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. There will be a celebration of life service at 2:00 pm, followed by interment in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at UAB hospital who worked tirelessly to give Janet the best possible care and treatment. We are forever grateful for all that these health care professionals did for Janet and the family.