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Ron Romano Jr

Mrs. Cooper, Dean and the entire Cooper family, what a pleasure it was to have known Mr Cooper. I will always remember him for his mastery of the grill and his roaring fires he would build in his fireplace. He was a wonderful husband and father who raised two outstanding sons. He will be missed and may he rest in peace.

Cheryl and Jim Sikler

We were so blessed to have been friends with Jim, a true "southern gentlman." He always showed an inerest in you and your family. Always greeted you with a big smile. He was a great golfing buddy and we always enjoyed our dinners out with Carol and Jim. He will truly be missed!

Susan Rodriguez and Thomas Rodriguez

Prayers for Carol and Family, Jim will truly be missed, I always look forward seeing you both at the YMCA and at Amelia Urgent when you came in. Always asking about my son and grandchild. Prayers and Love and Great Memories.

Lori Kennedy

Carol, my deepest sorrow for you and the family. You both have been so kind to me and I love seeing you at 8 am Mass every Sunday. My prayers for his soul and prayers for you. Please know Jesus will be with you in your days ahead. Please let me know if you need anything! Blessings, Lori

Danny Romano

Mrs.Cooper and Dean, I was very sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Cooper. I must say nothing but fond memories came to mind. I hope snd pray that Mr. Cooper and Jimmy are reunited. I shall keep the Cooper family in my thoughts and prayers.

James Lowell Cooper


Mr. James Lowell Cooper, aged 90, of Fernandina Beach, peacefully departed this life on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Warner Center for Caring.

Born in Glenwood, GA, he was the beloved son of the late Lowell Mason and Pearl Sumner Cooper.

Twenty-five years ago, Mr. Cooper and his wife, Carol, relocated from Jacksonville to Fernandina Beach. Prior to their time in Jacksonville, they also resided in Greenville, SC. Mr. Cooper dedicated many years to the grocery manufacturing and supply industry, making significant contributions to Southeast Dairy Processors and Gustafson’s Dairy, operations associated with the Winn Dixie Company. His professional legacy includes being recognized as an amiable and inspiring executive, known for his ability to motivate others. He forged numerous friendships both in his career and personal life, demonstrating a unique talent for creating relationships with everyone.

In his leisure time, Mr. Cooper found joy in golf, hunting, fishing, and showcasing his culinary skills on the grill.Most of all he loved his time on his farm in Scooterville, GA. While he traveled for his work, he loved traveling for recreation both in the United States and Internationally.

A cherished husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Mr. Cooper will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren for his countless acts of kindness and generosity. His playful teasing and infectious laughter always kept a smile on people’s faces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James L. "Jimmy" Cooper, Jr., in 2020.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 63 years, Carol Cooper, of the home; a son, Dean Cooper of Orange Park; grandchildren Christian (Lien) Cooper, Jayme (Jon) Highsmith, Deana Cooper, Jake Cooper (Marysa), and Mitchell Cooper; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass in memory of Mr. Cooper will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM.

He will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery, where he will join his son, Jimmy, in eternal rest.


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