ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of Floyd Carter Cooper, Sr., a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend.  Floyd was born on July 21, 1942 and passed away on March 5, 2021. His legacy lives on in those he loved.
Posted by William Denby on April 6, 2021
Mom y’all looked so happy together. Thank the lord he was able to fill your void as long as he did. God gave y’all each other. We never know when it’s our time . God knew you needed a man of God just not a man. Treasure those years. God bless you and comfort you . Give you grace that only God can. Prayers and love daily sent to you.
Posted by Ruth Clubb on March 13, 2021
Floyd was a blessing to me. Shared lots of memories. Prayers to all the family.
Posted by W Berry Norwood on March 9, 2021
Nancy and I didn't know Floyd as well as family would, but we always enjoyed being around him ... fun, pleasant, encouraging. I remember he came by our Mesa AZ home in the early 2000s and asked questions about a certain flower that was blooming; I knew nothing about our few flowers and told him I just watered them! He proceeded to mention its beauty and brag on how we were caring for them. He was a guy who made people feel better about themselves!
Posted by Melissa and Tom Thompson on March 7, 2021
Floyd was always first to give, share and lend a helping hand. He modeled the way for all of us with his generous heart and servant spirit. 

-Tom Thompson

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Posted by William Denby on April 6, 2021
Mom y’all looked so happy together. Thank the lord he was able to fill your void as long as he did. God gave y’all each other. We never know when it’s our time . God knew you needed a man of God just not a man. Treasure those years. God bless you and comfort you . Give you grace that only God can. Prayers and love daily sent to you.
Posted by Ruth Clubb on March 13, 2021
Floyd was a blessing to me. Shared lots of memories. Prayers to all the family.
Posted by W Berry Norwood on March 9, 2021
Nancy and I didn't know Floyd as well as family would, but we always enjoyed being around him ... fun, pleasant, encouraging. I remember he came by our Mesa AZ home in the early 2000s and asked questions about a certain flower that was blooming; I knew nothing about our few flowers and told him I just watered them! He proceeded to mention its beauty and brag on how we were caring for them. He was a guy who made people feel better about themselves!
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Floyd Carter Cooper, Sr., 78, of Orange City, Florida, passed away on March 5, 2021, after a brief battle with COVID.  Floyd died with his wife Sue and two of his sons, Floyd and Brent, by his side.  

Floyd was born in Orlando, Florida on July 21, 1942, to Mervyn and Malissa Cooper.  Floyd was one of seven children; his siblings – Esther, David, John, Shelby, Ruth, and Richard – all survive him. Floyd was in the first graduating class from Evans High School in Orlando, Florida and attended college most recently at Liberty Baptist College.

Floyd met Johnsie Hall Newsome while she attended college in Lakeland, Florida. They married in 1964 and started their large and loving family. They were married for 52 years. Floyd loved spending time with his children and his grandchildren whom he adored. His grandchildren called him “Papa,” and his face would light up at the sound of that name. He made time to be present at the special events or celebrations in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. No matter the distance, he made the journey.

Floyd never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. Often a family member would walk outside a store to be introduced by Floyd to a new friend he had just made. He genuinely loved people and was always looking for ways to invest in others’ lives. He was blessed deeply by the people he met along his journey through life, and they were blessed by him in return.

Following the death of his wife Johnsie, Floyd had the unique opportunity to find love again. He reconnected with a childhood friend, Sue Peterson, and they were subsequently married. Floyd and Sue enjoyed traveling around the country, spending time with family, checking in on grandchildren, and investing in the lives of their friends. They enjoyed a full and rich life together.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Johnsie, and his daughter Deborah Kristin Cooper. He is survived by his wife Sue Peterson Cooper; children Melissa Thompson (Tom) of Huntsville, Alabama, Floyd Cooper, Jr. (Cynthia) of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Jonathan Cooper (Jennifer) of Berlin, Maryland, Kelly Cooper of Atlanta, Georgia, Stephen Cooper (Kellie) of San Antonio, Texas, and Brent Cooper (Danielle) of Lawrenceville, Georgia; grandchildren Sarah Cooper, Sam Thompson, Ben Cooper, Jaden Cooper, Madalyn Cooper, Tomie Cooper, Aidan Cooper, Chris Cooper, and Avery Cooper. 

Floyd leaves a legacy of kindness, strength, courage, and generosity. He will truly be missed, but his legacy will live on in the lives of the family and friends whom he touched along the way.

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From Dad to Papa

Shared by Stephen Cooper on March 7, 2021
If there was anything that Floyd Cooper loved more than being a Dad, it was being a Papa. One scroll through the pictures on here will show the overwhelming joy, happiness and pride that he had in all of his grandchildren. From babies to grads, Papa could be counted on to support, cheer, sing made up songs to, and above all, love. 

“Watch this!”

Shared by Melissa and Tom Thompson on March 7, 2021
Floyd's ability to load a truck often defied my understanding of the laws of physics.  My attempts to convince him to "take the first load and then come back for a second" always failed.  I usually followed him in my car to his destination, which he always reached safely and without incident, just shaking my head and hoping I would not see the contents spilled out all over the highway. 

Tom: "Floyd, this truck is full.  Let's come back and get the rest later." 

Floyd: "No!  We can get a lot more in this truck.  Watch this!"

-Tom Thompson