Jacob Cooper age 83 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away November 22, 2020. Jacob was born in Springfield, Missouri on June 30, 1937 to Elijah and Emma Cooper.
Jacob worked at the Kansas City Country Club for over 30 years as Head Houseman.
He loved his plants, flowers, gardening, cooking, music, volunteering, church, spending time with his siblings and helping to raise his grandson, Joshua.
Jacob attended Concord Fortress of Hope Church where he was a part of the cooking ministry, helping with greeting and volunteering with various other needs of the church under Reverend Ronald Lindsey.
Jacob was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Maggie Cooper, son Vernon Cooper, both parents Elijah and Emma Cooper, twin brother Essau, brothers Elijah and Joe Nathan, sisters Rosetta and Deborah.
Jacob is survived by his daughter, Jo Ann Cooper of the home, Joshua Cooper of the home next door, daughter Charlotte Howard of East Side St. Louis, son Kevin Howard of Kansas City, Missouri, siblings Josephine, Kenny, Betty, Katie, and Billy along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 am - 12 pm, Monday, November 30th at Muehlebach Funeral Care. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 pm at Forest Hill Cemetery. In leu of flowers, donations in the name of Jacob Cooper to Concord Fortress of Hope Outreach
Acknowledgements: Jo Ann and Joshua would like to acknowledge with deep appreciation. the many expressions of love, concern, and kindness extended to them during this long journey. May God bless and keep you all. Thank you to Research Medical Center Hospital staff and pharmacy staff, St. Luke's Medical staff and Dr. Cochran, Concord Fortress of Hope Church Family and Reverend Ronald Lindsey, Special thanks to Reverend Darren Faulkner, Leandrea Dodd, The Usher Board of Concord, Kelly Litle, Rochinda Pickens, Connie Jo Kenworthy, Bernard and Angela Baggett, Margaret Murray and husband, Cynthia Burwinkle, Jackie Strickland, Janice Martin and anyone I may of left off of this list.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I've now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don't lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now - He set me free.
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SERVICES Graveside Service
Monday, November 30, 2020 12:30 PM
Forest Hill Cemetery 6901 Troost Ave Kansas City, Missouri 64131