Sarah Elizabeth Spivey Cooper , age 87, of Lawrenceville died on March 19, 2012. Sarah was born in 1924 in Atlanta, the daughter of Oscar and Jennie Spivey. She graduated West Fulton High School in 1941. Sarah married Richard Nathan Cooper in 1942. She was employed by Citizens and Southern National Bank from 1941 to 1943, Regal Generators in the 1960s and was a pianist at Wee Kirk Presbyterian Church in Decatur in the 1950s and 1960s. She is survived by her children, Richard A. Cooper and Carol Natalie Cooper Grass; brother, James Spivey; grandchildren, Jennifer Grass Durbin, Justin Cooper and Anna Grass Greer and her great grandchildren, Audrey Durbin, Riley Durbin, Joanna Durbin, Emma Durbin, Ian Cooper, Helen Cooper, Cooper Greer and Caroline Greer. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Carol Wade officiating. The family requests no flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. We express our deepest sympathy to you, Carol Natalie, and your family during this painful time of saying fairwell to your beloved Mother. We extend many heartfelt prayers to our Lord and Savior to comfort you all as only He can. May your memories keep your hearts smiling until you meet her again in paradise. Ms. Sarah will be greatly missed until that day.

  2. To the family of Mrs. S. Cooper:
    I wanted to offer my condolence to all at this time of loss. It can be quite heavy on the heart at the passing of a loved one. I hope that family and friends continue to offer words of soothing comfort to one another in this time of reflection. I also wanted to provide a bit of scriptual encouragement from the Bible. In a copy of the Bible please read JOHN 11:5 to 45. In that account Jesus suffered the loss of a dear friend and experienced heartfelt pain behind that loss. He was empowered to reverse that loss to the joy of the family and friends of the loved one. I pray that you too may find a secure hope and genuine joy from the reading of this passage of scriptual history. Jesus’ father is a God of comfort and provides comfort for those who want and need comfort when we reflect on his words and actions within the Holy Bible. Take care to all and I send my sincere compassion and fellow feelings to the family and friends of Mrs.S. Cooper.

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