- 33 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 14, 1982
- Place of birth:
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 19, 2015
- Place of passing:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
|Let the memory of Norman be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Norman Lee Cooper, 33, born on March 14, 1982 to Noble L. Cooper, Jr. and Jennifer M. Booker-Cooper of San Antonio, Texas and passed away on April 19, 2015 while in the custody of the San Antonio Police Department. He was married to Carly Lopez and to their union were born two beautiful sons, Nevon and Nason Cooper.
Norman was a very hard worker on his job, a coach for the youth athletes and a businessman. You can see all the different pictures of him working with youth in sports. You can see the T-shirt he created for the Spurs, his favorite team. You can see him celebrating at his job and with his friends. The pictures show how he spends so much quality time with his kids and wife, family and friends. Norman always had a big, bright smile on his face. He was always funny and so much fun to be around.
Norman leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Carly; his son, Nevon; his son Nason; his father, Noble Cooper, Jr.; his mother, Jennifer M. Cooper; his brother, Noble Cooper III; his brother, Nate Cooper; his grandparents, The Bookers of Ohio and preceding him in death Supt Noble & Dorphine Cooper, Sr. of Houston, Tx; several uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, student athletes, etc. who love him dearly. We will remember him forever.
""A TRIBUTE TO NORM"
This is a tribute to our Beloved Norm
The Rev Noble and Jennifer's 2nd born son
So many of us have witnessed it
The Compassionate deeds that he has done.
What a great father Norm, you've always been
Even from the beginning until the very end
T'was you who stepped up to father many
And taught boys how to become real men.
In thirty-three years, you've done so much
There are so many lives that you still touch
Memorable things we'll never forget
Of dreams of faith of life and such.
You made them laugh; made them cry
Made them Warriors with an aim so high
You became that Businessman
Right In the presence of the young boys eyes!
by Aunt Dee Cooper-Durden
Norman Cooper said this on October 13, 2013:·
Judging Others: 7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
Norman Cooper said this on October 20, 2014:
"Year After Year I Have been Blessed To be Able To Coach Young Men To Become Better. With Hopes of Impacting Kids lives By Showing Them How Far You Can Push Yourself and Others Around Them. Watching How Kids Learn To Believe in Others and Depend on Their Peers To Rise To The Challenge is Priceless Seeing Kids Show Passion and Positively project out Good Attitudes Win or Loose Because The Hard work and Discipline Reflect Of How They Have Grown Through The Sport And Created Ways to Be Successful in Everyday life . Coaching Is a Gift That We Must Always Strive To Achieve Greatness So When Our Students Become Teachers We Will Always Have The Fulfilment Of the One Who Sparked Greatness in Another Individual."
Decide what you stand for and then stand for it all the time. Posted by Norman, January 11, 2015.
Norman Cooper said:
All ages all Sports all Commitment to becoming a Greater ALL AROUND Athlete G.A.S TURN UP OR TURN OUT!!!!!!!! April 11, 2014.
Norman Cooper said: " I picture Myself as a Super hero So I'm loving the COMICS", March 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm."
"2 years and it still feels like yesterday. A lot has happened since you've gone but staying strong is what we do regardless of trials and tribulations. We miss YOU and we wish we could see you with your niece, she is a doll. Please continue to bless our dreams."
"As your Mom Norm...I owe so much to you (in thanks and gratitude). You made me a better person! Although I know where you are, and I know it's a better place for you...I can't describe how sad I feel and how hard it is for me to except the fact that you are no longer here. The joy of the Lord has been and continues to be my strength. I thank God and you for leaving us Carly, Nevon and Nason. Love Always! Mom"
"My heart aches for you. You were one of the most generous and kindness nephew I had. I miss your smile and lovable heart and I am still praying that justice be served. By Man Law Enforcement By Praying For Almighty Gods Law. Love You Nephew!!"
"If you don't mind, I'm playing my song, The Lord is My Shepherd for our baby this time. If you have a song, upload it and let it play for Norm. Welcome Welcome Welcome. I'll try to find more suitable songs too. Love all of you. FOR OUR NORM! TO STOP THE MUSIC, JUST CLICK ON THE SOUND BUTTON."
"How can I not miss one of the sweetest nephews a aunt could ever have? I have many nephews but Norman was one of them that celebrated me. He celebrated me by showing up every time I came to visit my sister of whom I love dearly. He showed up with his big smile, with a big hug and with his family. He did not just run in and leave. He ate with me. He tolerated me with a smile as I asked him to take many pictures. He would ask, how are you doing aunt Carolyn? He would ask about my family. I felt Norman's genuine love for me his aunt. What a blessing to have someone that precious touch my life & the life of others. The pleasant thoughts of Norman will always remain dear to my heart. Rest in Heaven Norman Lee"
"I can't imagine what you are experiencing on the other side of this proverbial so called life man we are maintaining your sons are amazing bro Nevon is so much like you and so much more and Nason hahaha man that boy is a bright and shining star Norm you touched so many lives I feel so Blessed to be your older brother thank you for picking up not only my slack when I was not able to carry the load and thank you for being such an amazing younger brother and older brother to nate man you are the glue then now and forever we all miss you so much Carly is So beautiful I am so glad that you got to find and experience true love I am walking one step at a time one day at a time sometimes one moment at a time WE are Troopers We Coopers and Bookers and all that make up our very colorful and eclectic bloodline I cherish you in every fiber in my being for all the knowledge you spoke speak and will continue to speak the truth about our existence is to love one another and build each other up and just be happy in the end knowing that you gave it all , well Norm we are and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again When I see you again"
"So sorry for your precious loss. My heart goes out to you all. May the God of justice comfort you in your tribulation. "For the LORD loves justice........Psalms 37:28 This scripture assures us that He cares deeply about what is right and what is wrong. He hates all kinds of injustice. He promises to end suffering, and death. Revelation 21:4
May His words give you some comfort...."
"Norman I always think of you especially when I see your children, your siblings and most of all your two wonderful parents. I see your kind spirit in all of them. Your smile was your own. That smile of yours always made me feel happy. Yes, that is what you did. You always made me feel happy. As you smiled and said "Hi Aunt Carolyn" you made me happy. Thanks Norm, you will always have a place in my heart. I love and miss you. I know Carly and the rest of your family misses you too. Forever a part of me, aunt Carolyn"
"I Pray that your family gets justice.... Mr.RIP Norman Cooper.."
"Happy 34th birthday Coop! We are all still missing you down here. Keep watching over us, I will keep you in my thoughts forever."
"Happy Birthday Baby Boy! Norm, I thought about you last night so much when I watched your favorite heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Your being the wonderful baby boy you always were I believe you made it happen. Nae and I wanted so badly to watch this movie with you. All throughout the movie, I could see you. I could hear you. The things they would do and say, I told Nae, that's Norm. They're acting like Norm. Funny. Fun-loving. Loving. Heroic. Caring. Entertaining. Playful. Dude. Teddy Bear Sweet Hearts! You're still our Big Baby Boy who always wanted your mom Jenn's loving attention. You are certainly my hero and the hero of those two beautiful sons. They just light up when you were in their presence. You spent time with your kids like the greatest President of the United States, President John F. Kennedy. Love you so much darling. We will all be together again in joy, happiness and divine destiny. Mickey, Leo, Raph, Donnie brought your birthday in early this morning. You Go Norm!"
"Norm - Missing you dear, beloved and wonderful son, and fighting back tears as I write this tribute!! Norm - That son who was ALWAYS there for me, who loved unconditionally, who never forgot my birthday, never forget Mother's day, who showed up with gifts every Christmas and all the days just mentioned (Always expressing love)!! Norm - Compassionate, Caring, Dedicated and so, so Loving. He is now with the one who can love him more than I.... He is now with the LORD!!"
"Happy Birthday Norman!! I wish we could spend this special day with you. You're missed and loved my dear friend. Continue to watch over all of us! RIP Angel."
"Happy Birthday Norman Lee Cooper. God Bless my lovely family I miss you so much Norm God in Heaven knows that I think about you daily bro
and nothing in this world will change how I feel or replace the space in my Heart that you hold Love and Miss you Bro."
"Bro I remember how we went on daily adventures in Germany exploring the great unknown just me and you man I never imagined a life with out you since I was twenty two months old u were there always there nobody knows all that we have gone through but God I know you had some great highs and low lows like we all do in life I have taken your absence in this realm pretty personal which u already know and by doing so created a breach in some relationships that are dear to U just know that I LOVE YOU BRO AND YOUR SEEDS HAVE MY LOVE AND MY SOUL IS FREE I WILL SEE U AGAIN until then I will carry u in my heart always I miss you so much bro...I do not care for anyone's opinions and have no tolerance for fakeness I have lived In the Shadows of my true self Know that your family is taking care of your Legacy and I am LIVING FOR THE LOVE OF U... MY MIND HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED AND MY HEART IS HEALING FROM THE HURT OF YOUR DEATH I HAVE TAKEN IT VERY PERSONAL AND THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE I HAVE TO PUT IT BACK IN THE MASTERS HANDS because I have lost my mind several times already and thanks to God I have made some progress in the 72 days that you have been gone on this earth I am amazed at the way the world is becoming but The Battle is Not Over It has Begun to become All that I Focus On Breaking The Silence I have allowed myself to be reduced to until Now I Will Be Heard Thank you For Setting The Stage on which we all can Minister to Each Other and be Ministered to Norman You Ignited a Fire in the Heart of San Antonio Texas and Inside My Soul...Bro You Are the Most Amazing Soul I Know No One Knows U Better Than God and I am So Blessed to know U Both Love Eternal Little Brother"
"MY HEART ACHES AT THE THOUGHT OF ANOTHER DAY I HAVE TO FACE THE REALITY THAT YOU WERE TAKEN AWAY NORM IT'S UNREAL U ARE MY BACKBONE MY FRATERNAL TWIN MY HEROE MY BEST FRIEND THE ONE WHO KNOWS ME BEST YOU EMBODY ALL OF THE QUALITIES THAT IT TAKES TO WIN YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION I LOVE YOU SO MUCH NORM."
"Words cannot express my dearest sympathy. May the Lord continue to strengthen you during your time of bereavement. Know that my love and prayers are with you and your family. Minister Feliz Morris"
"Jennifer,Noble and family I still can't believe it. I do know we love you all and praying for you everyday. God Bless whole family."
"My condolences go out to the family and friends of Norman. From reading about him and looking at the photos I know he is missed and loved by many. I am so sorry to hear of his tragic death. No matter what, it can truly be said that death is an enemy and soon it will be brought to nothing (1Cor. 15:26). I have found much comfort in the Bibles promise of a resurrection hope of our loved ones at John 5:28, 29 and hope you will too. Death was never a part of Gods original purpose, in fact he yearns to soon bring an end to it and the suffering it causes your family and friends. Revelation 21:4 states: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I did not know Norman, but I read his obituary and I hope these scriptures will help to bring some comfort knowing that others care. If you would like to learn more about the Bibles promises and the hope it brings, please feel free to contact me."
"Norman. Man I still can't believe that your gone. It just seems unreal to me. You were such a great man to your wife and especially your kids. Not only to your own but to the ones you coached. I know I talked with you about one day my son being coached by you, as did Daniel and James. We all never thought this day would come so quickly. But as they say God only knows when he needs the best by his side. The wells family won't ever be the same with out you. Miss you and your big smile... always giving compliments to all of us when you noticed us dressing nice or when we changed something about us. Love ya and miss ya. #teamwarriors #RIPCOOPER #COOPERLIFE"
"Norman you are missed so much by so many. Me and the boys are in such disbelief and we miss you. You were family to me us, work to you coaching my boys. Note you know what a blessing you were to so many. Rest in peace and know we all love you! You would be so proud of Carly and the boys! They are warriors like you. We all have warrior in us because of you."
"Carly Lopez shared Warrior Athletics's photo.
April 26 at 11:57pm FB note
Kymberly Vazquez to Carly Lopez
I can't imagine what it takes for you to push through every single minute of everyday but.. I pray daily for God to grant you the strength. Much Love."
"John Morquecho Yes he was... An outstanding man. I'm glad I got the chance to call him my friend. WOLFPACK SAN ANTONIO TX..
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"John Morquecho Yes he was... An outstanding man. I'm glad I got the chance to call him my friend. WOLFPACK SAN ANTONIO TX..
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4 hrs ·
My friends "family" are so thoughtful, Norman Cooper was a one of a kind man, we loved each other through thick and then. Thank you Leslie and Pita for having this made. To my LUV Norm."
"from Noble L. Cooper III
FB 1 hour
I see you Norman Cooper Love You Norman Cooper Thank u for Being the Best u could be U did an Outstanding Job my brutha!!! — feeling determined at Team Foundation."
"Tia Chauntrice Cooper shared US
4 hrs from facebook
This hits home for me..."No, the other one..." (Look in STORIES)
I haven't said much about my cousin, Norman Cooper, solely because it's a sensitive situation but we as a people need to get it together. The best way to handle these types of situations is not by violence but by praying.. The Bible clearly states what we need to do....
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Love and miss you Norman!!!!
If it had not been for the shaking,
I never would have been ready for the making,
If it had not been for the beating,
I would have never knew how anointed I would be.
If it had not been for the pressing,
I wouldn't be able to walk into my destiny.
He's preparing me for greater...GREATER IS COMING!"
"Jennifer and Noble words cannot express the pain I feel for the loss of Norman. My son is gone but not to Heaven like Norman he is still on earth but I have not seen him for 10 years. He is Norman's cousin. May you keep the memories of Norman in your heart forever as I have kept the memories of my son Lance in my heart. Peace and Blessings to the Entire Family."
"I am so sorry for your loss which was so great. Eternal blessings upon you and yours, I am so sorry for your loss, donna Star"
"Norman was the big brother I never had. He gave me wisdom, great advise and always reminded me that one of the biggest things we had in common was our positivity and faith. He is one of a kind and like no other. There will be a lot of days of reminiscing of how funny and powerful he was. As I always told him, he's family and I will keep my promises in making sure his loved ones never go in need. He'd do that for me. I love you Norman, Carly, Nevon and Nason!! Family of Warriors, always strong. Amen."
"My condolences to the family and friends of Norman Lee Cooper. Nothing can fully prepare us for the loss of a parent, a spouse, or a child. A tragedy may strike unexpectedly. Whatever the case, the pain of death can not be avoided. The bible teaches that those who have died will live again. Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life." (John 11:25) God has given Jesus the power to restore our loved ones to life again in a peaceful new world. (Psalms 37:29) It is comforting to know that God does care about us and our dead loved ones."
"My heart is touched i met Norman for the first time told him i am his cousin gave him and his family a big hug not know he would be leaving us.I am so blessed to have met him and knowing that he is my cousin. He will forever be in my heart. Praying for his family that God will comfort their heart's and give peace to their mind."
"We met at Dee Howard doing security when we were both 18-19 years old. It was the most boring job in the world but when we worked together we had a time. We met so many interesting characters there. Maj. Vern as you called him, old home skillet, and tons of others. One time you parked the golf cart behind a 737 when it was doing an engine test and it blew it across the tar Mac. We could spend half a shift talking to each other on the phone from 50 yards away. We had lots of great times together outside of work too. We both grew up and started families and I missed hanging out but I was always happy to see what you were up to on FB. I could tell how much you loved Carly and your boys and how proud you were of your family. It made me proud to know such a stand up man. Your parents did a fantastic job raising you. And you and Carly followed in their footsteps. Your passing is hard to accept and my heart aches for your entire family and all your other friends that loved you as I did. Gone but never forgotten RIP Coop"
"I am having a hard time wrapping my head around your loss of life Norman. You were one of my best friends at Transcom. You changed my life for the better bro. I worked with you for over a year and a half. That small period of time did wonders for myself and my family. I will forever keep you in my prayers. Heaven gained a warrior of goodness and love. RIP COOP"
"I still remember the first time i met norman cooper back in 1999 2000 at a job i picked up at Little ceasers He was the first person who came up to me all smiles told me his name that too call him Coop GONE BUT NEVER GOING TO BE FORGOTTEN R.I.P COOP"
"I just can't believe it....we all lost a GREAT man. I too had the pleasure of sitting next to Norman at work for more than a year, and could always look forward to being greeted by his contagious smile! I never told him, but having him to talk to every day, helped me through some of my toughest times. I will never forget how his chest would swell with pride, every time he mentioned his kids! I will keep them in my prayers and never forget the amazing man, father, and friend that Norman Cooper was."
"Noble Cooper III
April 21 at 6:07pm
Miss U Bro I cant Believe San Antonio Police Department have such sorry employees, who trained The Retards that ended my bros life How Long have they been on the job I am so upset but God! Love U Norman! We Are Always Together Bro U were my Best Friend I am so happy to Have Known such an amazing Human Being!!! Thank U for Everything U Taught Me In Your Power Packed 33years of Awesomeness!!! U will be missed beyond comprehension, and I say this again God Have mercy on the SOULS of the Guilty."
April 20 at 12:57am
It's don't seem real."
"By Tara Natache Ware
April 20 at 3:50am ·
Okay so I don't think I will every be able to understand how we can express how we have lost someone on Facebook and of course that is just me. It is just hard for me go to Facebook and see him and know that he is gone, but in support of my cousins and my cousin Norman Cooper who we lost, here is what I would like to say to you: You feel no pain anymore, you feel no disappointments anymore, you don't have to worry about loosing the fight anymore, you will now stand on the side lines and watch over you beautiful family and you will guide your boys and teach your boys whats right from afar, you have accomplished so much, and you have given so much, more than you know. Carly Lopez and the boys love you dearly with every breath that they take. I love you with all my soul and watch over us like I know you can, you are truly an angel. You are with Mama Nelly, Mama Pinky, Grandma and Big Daddy and with them you are watching over the family. We all love you."
April 20 at 5:24am
I had to share this Norman Cooper was an amazing father son brother husband cousin. He has touched so many lives the times we all got together with your family was always a fun time so many hearts are aching tonight especially your your beautiful. Wife Carly Lopez your wonderful boys your mom and dad Tara Natache Ware. We love your family like there our own Norman Cooper may u rest in peace — feeling sad."
Yesterday at 11:45am
For those of you that don't know, I lost my brother over the weekend under very tragic circumstances. I've really been at a loss for words but just know he was one of the greatest men I'll ever know and it saddens me to lose him so soon. I lost a brother, but gained a guardian angel. Life is crazy. R.I.P. Norman Cooper. I will always love you."
Yesterday at 2:12pm · San Antonio, TX
I just want to say that I had to do one of the hardest things in my life this past week and look my son in the eye and let him know that a man/coach/friend that he completely admired had passed away in an accident. The pain that we all felt at that moment was almost unbearable. His best friends father is gone. I told him to be strong and be there for his friend as much as he could be. I am extremely proud of him. The way he has been there for Nevon and how they both have been #WARRIORS for each other and taking their state testing head on together in the wake of this tragedy. Norman Cooper was an inspiration to my entire family. I am blessed to have had him in my life. Kathleen and I love you guy! Thank you for all of the good memories. Things we will never lose. We'll do what we can and be there for your family. I know you'd do it for us. I am proud of you Brayden. Norman would be too!"
"By Noble Cooper III
Yesterday at 5:03pm
I can not wait to see all of my family together and feel Norman smiling on US I can't believe you are gone Norman Cooper Boy I miss you so much we all do I am just so proud of you Norm that is all I can say and think and all the greatness that was in you you shared it with all of us I am just Positively Overwhelmed with the Outpouring of Love for my little bro Noble Cooper and Jennifer Cooper Keep your Heads Held High."
"Noble Cooper III shared on FB
54 mins ·
Love U Miss U Never Gonna Forget all the knowledge that U taught me! Norman Cooper U R Me and I am U Now We R One, closer than Ever Bro Wow U are My Hero! I never Imagined there would be a day I would not have u here in the flesh n blood but your spirit is so strong it gives me the greatest comfort feeling you everywhere now!!! Love U So Much bro, God First Then Family, thanks for 33 Amazingly Awesome years of Awesomeness!!!"
"Tara Natache Ware (posted on FB)
Yesterday at 11:11am
Words of Little Cousin Tyre from Italy:
I am more and more proud of my oldest he is really my rock, I thank God for him every day. These are Tyre Earl words:
My cousin Norman is one of the nicest people I know and I'm pretty sure all of you agree with that. Once I went to a club called club beyond and I learned that God has a purpose for everyone, the twists and turns, the ups and downs. But my understanding is that when your roller coaster is over then you will be up In heaven with God, cousin Norman is up there, he's not dead he is in heaven watching us. Everywhere I go I have been told that a funeral is supposed to be a celebration, cousin Norman wouldn't want us to cry he would want us to move on and be happy. You might notice I'm saying is I say that because he isn't dead he will always be alive in our prayers and in our heart. He will always be alive if we always remember him.
Love you Cousin Tyre
Also to let you all know for the past three days Rodrique has been saying a special prayer for our cousin."
"I sat next to Norman for over a year at transcom and had a lot of conversations and laughs with him..a memory that stands out was when carly made fiesta decorations for Norman to bring to work..I said wow she went all out..she must love you a lot and your lucky to have someone who goes all out for you..nd he responded....she's my sweetheart and exhaled with a huge smile..then again when was that man not in a good mood..he definitely will be missed and remembered forever"
"You stepped up as a father for Ashton when his own father chose not to be around. You were the comic relief any time you were around and showed the boys how to be a man. You were a father to many boys that were not your own and you will be missed greatly..."
"We just met not long ago at GAS. It was an instant bond with Jalen and Nevon. I remember the first day I couldn't pull Jalen off the field because he was having a QB competition with you. Yes, your throws were terrible but you tried to tell the boys you had the better passes and they just laughed. Amazing how similar the boys are and how everyone kept getting their names mixed up. Just the other day someone at the basketball court called Jalen Coop. We then became Stew-Coop and watched these boys mature so much in just one season. Thank you for all your positive words and your speeches to the boys. It brings comfort knowing that they will you cheering them on from above. You will be missed but know that we will always be there for Carly, Von, and Nason. We know how much you loved watching kids get involved in sports and always pushing them to be better. We will always cherish these memories. Thank you Norm."
Coming Home added by D'antionnette Durden from FB"
"D'antionnette Durden (from FB)
19 hrs ·
I spent most of my life with you, Nate and Noble III. You were like a big brother to me. I will never forget all the fun we had. I remember that time you played a trick on Nate when he thought he caused your nose to bleed. I saw you in the kitchen putting on the ketchup. You gave us so many fun memories. Love always, cousin Renee"
13 hrs ago from 4/23/15 1:31pm
Von is such a strong boy, You will be so proud to know Norman Cooper that your young man scored Commended on his Reading STAAR test only missing 2 Questions. He was so excited that he cried, and he said " I know I will do good on math cause dad loved his numbers." Love u angel dreams."
"You were the sweetest nephew any auntie could have. You have such a big, big heart. Your boys just dote on you and your wife can't stop crying. Your parents are so proud of your accomplishments and creativity and I have been bragging on you since you were a football sized infant. TheKingKoopa, you were one awesome dude. We love u more than words can say. Aunt Dee and Cousin Renee"
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