Ida C. Cooper, 72

Ida C. Cooper, 72, of Ellendale, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was a mother of the church, and a devoted mother and grandmother, always putting her children’s needs ahead of her own. She loved to sing gospel music and was a member of Grace & Mercy Church in Greenwood.

Cooper was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ceola Cooper Reese; and a sister, Mary Sue Drayton. She is survived by her children, Larry Cooper and James Cooper, both of Wilmington, LaVan Cooper of Ellendale, Patricia McCaleb and her husband Andrew of Bakersfield, Calif., Coretta M. Cuffee and her husband Jullion of Dagsboro; special friends, Lula Mae Martin and James Mills; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.