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Lewis Nelson Cooper, Sr.

April 6, 1927 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 94)

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Lewis Nelson Cooper, Sr., age 94, of Cameron, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:00 Cameron Baptist Church with Pastor Jared McNeill and Pastor Lee McKinney officiating. The body will be present for viewing one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Cameron Community Cemetery with Military Honors.

Nelson was born in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina on April 6, 1927 to the late James Early and Hattie Lankford Cooper. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Jones Cooper, brothers, Roy, Paul, James and Kenneth.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. His strong work ethic and love of his country made him an inspiration to his family, friends and co-workers. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, Lewis Cooper, Jr. and wife Susan of Southern Pines, Jean McInnis and husband Duncan of Raleigh, Phyllis Cooper Magnuson and husband Ted of Cameron; sister, Betty Spivey of Florida; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or Cameron Baptist Church, 503 Carthage St, Cameron NC 28326.

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May 5, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cameron Baptist Church
593 Carthage Street
Cameron, NC 28326

Celebration of Life
May 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Cameron Baptist Church
593 Carthage Street
Cameron, NC 28326

Interment following funeral service with Military Honors
May 5, 2021

2:30 PM
Cameron Community Cemetery, Cameron


FirstHealth Hospice Foundation
150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst NC 28374
Tel: 1-910-695-7500

Cameron Baptist Curch
593 Carthage St, Cameron NC 28326

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