Mrs. Sarah A. “Sac” Cooper, age 83, of Graceville, Florida went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 10, 2022 in Graceville, Florida with her family at her bedside.
She was wife to one, mom of two, officially Granny Sarah to 23 (total grands, great-grands, and great-great-grands), and SAC to a host of The Graceville News and Jackson County Times faithful readers. Sarah Cooper of Graceville, FL, passed away November 10, 2022.
To say SAC was talented is an understatement. She loved to sing, write, play piano, and constantly reminded her immediate family that their athleticism originated with her. She was an awesome basketball player in her day and she often reminisced with former teammates about their time on the court.
Through her weekly “SAC’s Corner” newspaper column, she kept readers informed for many years, reporting on church happenings, commemorating national holidays, and calling out the accomplishments of family, friends, and past and present members of the Jackson County community. She loved her community, adored her family, and practiced her faith in word and deed.
A native of Graceville, SAC was preceded in death by husband E.W. Cooper. Both were pillars of the community, remained inseparable for 59 years, and now are together again. She was the baby of five children and was adored by parents Mary Emma and Moses Sconiers.
SAC did not meet strangers. She had the ability to captivate anyone she met. From church to work to in the community, the family realized early on that we would always be sharing her with so many others who loved her. She was a dutiful member of New Easter Missionary Baptist Church, serving as a Deaconess, Church Secretary, and President of the Senior Choir. She had a longtime career at West Florida Electric Cooperative, after working in the Graceville school system as a Paraprofessional for several years. Her volunteer work with various civic and service organizations included the Safe the Babies program, American Cancer Society, and Advisory positions at the Graceville Convalescent Home (now Signature Healthcare) and Campbellton-Graceville Hospital.
Sarah’s smile could light up a room and it will be sorely missed by all who loved her, knew her, or simply encountered her in any public place. Thank you, SAC, for sharing your God-given talents with all of us during your 83 years on this earth. Your family, friends, and readers will never forget you.
She was preceded in death by her husband Deacon Earnest W. “EW” Cooper and her parents, Mose and Mary Scoiner.
She is survived by her loving and devoted children: Jacqueline Cooper of New Mexico and Jeffery Cooper and his wife Cassandra of Greenwood, Florida; five grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Public visitation for “Sac” will be Friday, November 18, 2022, 3-6 PM, in the M. Sue & Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, Florida.
A celebration of life will begin at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 19, 2022 from the sanctuary of New Easter Missionary Baptist Church, 907 Hope Avenue, Graceville, Florida with the Reverend Earnest Parker officiating.
“Sac” will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Graceville Community Cemetery, Graceville, Florida under the directions of Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.