She was born in Stringtown, MS on December 25, 1933, to Boland and Lois Reid. She passed away on November 1, 2022. She was an only child. She grew up in Greenville, MS. Graduated from E. E. Bass High School. Attended Southwest Junior College in McComb, MS where she was the Drum Majorette in the school marching band. She attended Delta State University in Clarksdale, MS and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Education. She married 2nd Lt. Edwin M. Cooper of Atlanta, GA on Dec. 18, 1955. She had one daughter, Junetta (Jetta) Dojka (David), and one son, Edwin II (Eddie) (Sherry). She taught elementary education for several years which included the Trussville, AL school system where they lived for over 40 years. She has traveled to Canada, most all of the contiguous States including Alaska and Hawaii as well as Guam, Japan, Taiwan China, S. Vietnam, Thailand and Belize, CA. She went on missionary campaigns to the country of Belize, Central America, as well as several 'door knocking' campaigns with church members to FL, GA, MS, LA, SC, NC, MD, PA, & MI. Was a "Sojourner" for five years where they would live out of their Recreational Vehicle and help small congregations of the church in AL, GA, MS, AR, and MI. She has four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.