Marcelee Cooper

Marcelee Cooper, 85, of Jacksonville, formerly of Bauxite, passed away on Jan. 7. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville and the Faith Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Cooper was a retired Southern Baptist minister’s wife and a homemaker. She spent more then 40 years serving alongside her husband and in many capacities of ministry in several churches around Arkansas, including Almyra Baptist Church and Wilson First Baptist Church, where she taught women in Sunday School, led the Women’s Missionary Union, and sang in the church choir.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, the Rev. Delton Jesse Cooper; her parents, John Earl and Gwinnie Lena Elkins of Sheridan; and one brother, Carlton “Bud” Elkins of Pine Bluff.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Earl Cooper and wife Tena of Bryant; a daughter, Marsha Ann Moffitt and husband Alan of Jacksonville; a sister, Earlene Elkins Shoptaw of Little Rock; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Lost Creek Cemetery in Sheridan.
The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Ark.
Family comments: The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Dr. Mark Smith and the staff of Woodland Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jacksonville for the wonderful care and compassion they provided to Marcelee during the past two and a half years. The family would also like to thank the medical team of UAMS and the staff of Hospice Home Care and Odyssey Hospice for the care they provided her during her final days.
Arrangements are by Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.
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