Karrie Mae Johnson Cooper

  • Born: May 17, 1940
  • Died: May 15, 2020
  • Location: Bronx, New York

Ames Funeral Home

8914 Quarry Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Tel. (703) 368-2814

Tribute & Message From The Family

Karrie Mae Johnson Cooper, affectionately known to family and friends as "Kay" was born on May 17, 1940 to the late Annie Mae Kitt and Karey Johnson in Orangeburg, South Carolina. On Friday, May 15, 2020, an Angel was sent from Heaven to usher Karrie into the loving arms of her Savior. The Lord called Karrie home to receive her crown. Her assignment here on earth was finished. She responded to His call and is now resting in eternal "Peace and Love."
Karrie accepted Christ as her personal Savior and the Head of Her Life at an early age. She was a faithful and loving, member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Manhattan for many years before transferring her membership to Co-Op City Baptist Church in the Bronx for over 14 years, her commitment to the ministry, service to God and others was unshakable. She was a soldier in the Army of the Lord, a prayer warrior and enjoyed sharing her love of Jesus with everyone she met.
Karrie received her early education in the Orangeburg County school system. Upon graduation from high school, she relocated to New York City where she continued her education at Bronx Community College.
On May 30, 1959, Karrie married the love of her life Joseph Franklin Cooper, Sr. and were blessed with four beautiful children, Catherine, Dennis, Angela and Joseph, Jr.
Karrie was a loving dedicated mother and a caring person who loved her family and friends. She was a very passionate person and found great joy in her chosen profession as a healthcare provider. She was at her happiest preparing meals and attending to other residents in her complex. She loved people and they loved her; Karrie dedicated her life to caring and helping those in need. offering endless hours to help others; with Karrie, friends became family.
Karrie was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, Sr., five sisters, and four brothers.
Our Angel in disguise memories will always be treasured by her loving children: Catherine, Dennis, Angela, Joseph, Jr., and daughter-in-law, Pamela; Sisters; Nelease Williams, Virdonia Caldwell, Mamie Caldwell, and Estelle Blackman (William); Karrie's grandchildren: Shaun, Robert, Jason, Melikah, Starasia, Keshia, Christopher, Natasha, Diamond, Kayla, Justin, Michael, Xavier, Londyn; 10 great- grandchildren; one of which she raised as her own from the age of 4yrs, (honorary great-granddaughter Ashaunti Collins); one brother-in-law, Leroy Cooper; two sisters-in-law, Rebecca Cooper and Luddie Cooper; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
Our family is left with countless memories that are held dear, including many family gatherings, celebrations, and travels. We know you will be watching over us until we are together again. You will live in our hearts and are part of each of us forever.
Godspeed Mama, We love you!
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Condolence & Memory Journal



Posted by Londyn Cooper - Bronx, NY - Grandchild   June 05, 2020

My condolences to the Cooper family. May God be with you.

Posted by Toni F - MD - Friend   June 05, 2020


To the Cooper Family: May you feel the compassion and caring of a faithful Father, who knows your every need, and will continue to sustain you through this time of sorrow. With Sympathy and Caring Rev Dr. Sheldon E. Williams & The Co-Op City Baptist Church Family

Posted by Sheldon Williams - Norwalk, CT   June 04, 2020

Joey I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences and may my prayers help comfort you. I will never forget her kindness.May God give her eternal eternal rest and the family strength to bear the great pain. Michele...

Posted by Michele Allen - Hamburg, NJ - Family Friend   June 04, 2020

To our Aunt Kay, you were a wife, a mother, a grandma too.
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you've earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we'll eternally keep.

Love, Nieces and Nephews

Posted by Romia (Penny) Champ - Accokeek, MD - Family   June 04, 2020


Grandma, I was deeply saddened to hear that you had passed. Although you are gone, the memories of you will not be forgotten. I'm reminded of you when I think of my childhood summer vacations, our birthdays, the laughs we shared, the cooking advice you gave and much more. I'm so happy you were able to video chat with Knowledge although you did not meet him in person. We love you, rest in peace.

Posted by Keshia & Knowledge Cooper - Detroit, MI - Grandchild   June 03, 2020

I haven't found the words to write your passing was a shock to me it still is..I wish you would have met kameron you would have loved him. I know there is an afterlife an one day we will meet again. Until then R.i.p Grandma love always Star Miracle Siah an Kameron ❤

Posted by Starasia Keyes - Bronx, NY - Grandchild   June 02, 2020

R.I.P to my grandmother. Your passing was very unexpected, I wish you could of met my daughter and been here to meet my unborn children. My condolences to the rest of the family and friends as well. You will be greatly missed

Posted by Natasha & Samaiya - Bronx - Grandchild   June 01, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family there ❤

Posted by Keith Kennedy - Louisville, KY - Friend   June 01, 2020

We are saddened by the loss and prayers for you children. No matter how much you all have grown we know your pain is unbearable. We are here to help hold you up. Aunt Kay is soaring with the angels.

Posted by Robert Diann & Thalia Caldwell - PISCATAWAY, NJ - Family   June 01, 2020

My heart is broken, I'm smiling, laughing and crying. I'm remembering the first time my baby stayed with Aunt Kay and you young Coopers. Aunt Kay soothed my worries and had you kids sweep her up to the back room and all I heard was laughing. Aunt Kay said I told you go ahead and go I got her. I remember that reassuring smile and hug. That's my Aunt Kay.

Posted by Diann Caldwell - Piscataway, NJ - Family   June 01, 2020

To The Cooper family we are sending our heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time.

I hope that you will be able to find some comfort in your memories.

Cherish the time you had the opportunity to be with her as she shared wisdom and many acts of love over

the years. Store it in your heart as a source of strength and peace to face the days ahead.

To our dear friend's Dennis and Pamela Cooper, stand firm in your Faith, Trust in the Lord and know that

we are surrounding you with love, prayers and support.

Posted by Darlene McCluney - Cheverly, MD - Friend   May 31, 2020


We are sorry to hear of your lost but God has her now in his hands. What a wonderful God we serve.
Linda & Rev. Dr. Marion H. Pierce, Jr.

Posted by Linda Pierce - Oxon Hill, MD - Family Friend   May 31, 2020

Our deepest condolences

Posted by Sylvia Taylor - McDonough, GA - Family   May 31, 2020

Our deepest condolences

Posted by Sylvia Taylor - Mcdonough, GA - Family   May 31, 2020

Angela, you and your family will be in my prayers. I have no doubt that your mom has come to her eternal reward for a life well lived and a race well run. She clearly was one of God's good and faithful servants.

Posted by Colleen Borley - Ashburn, VA - Friend   May 30, 2020


" Grandma you brought so much joy into our lives. The Sunshine in your beautiful smile, your words of encouragement and memories we shared with you will always be in our Heart. We know that you will always be around protecting us and we are going to make you so proud. We love you always and forever. "

Posted by Justin and Xavier Cooper - Owings Mills, MD - Grandchild   May 29, 2020

With deep condolences, to the family and friends. In the love that surrounds you, may you find strength... in the memories you cherish, may you find peace.

Posted by marie robinson - Galveston TX, TX - Friend   May 29, 2020

We are extending sincere sympathy to The Cooper Family. Praying that God will give you all the strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. Warm thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow. With Love, Rev. Dr. Sheldon E. Williams, First Lady Marilyn, Deacon Evelyn Williams & Emery, The Co-op City Baptist Church, Bronx, NY

Posted by Marilyn Williams - Norwalk, CT - Friend   May 29, 2020

Dear Angela,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Mom. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I am wishing you and yours peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. As I discussed with you, the instructions your Mom last gave to me regarding the two of us will not be forgotten. Please know I am here to listen, comfort, and lean on during this difficult time, and anytime in the future.

Love and Peace,
Stephanie and Fiona Yang

Posted by Stephanie Yang - York, VA - Friend   May 29, 2020


Posted by Gwendolyn ROBERTS - Friend   May 28, 2020

I'm sorry for your lost. Such a beautiful person ❤

Posted by De'Jwan Salmon - Bronx, NY - Family Friend   May 28, 2020


" My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Sis. Cooper. She will be missed at the Co-op City Baptist Church where she was a faithful member. May you be comforted by sweet memories.
Sincerely, Brenda Mack

Posted by BRENDA Mack - Bronx, NY - Friend   May 28, 2020

Deepest sympathy to the Cooper family. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Andrea Kennedy - Smyrna, DE - Family   May 28, 2020

Thank you for all the encouragement you've given me all the little talks we would have I'm gonna miss them a lot and although you are gone for now you will not be forgotten. I know you will always watching over me and I will try my best not to let you down. I love you grandma ❤

Posted by Michael Cooper Plater - Olney, MD - Grandchild   May 28, 2020

Thanks for showing love and all those delicious meals.

Posted by Christopher Barbee - New Haven, CT - Friend   May 28, 2020

God is good all the time and all the time God is good! Even when we have lost someone in times like this. God bless the family and my brother Mr. Dennis Cooper

Much love,

David and Tina Galloway & Family

Posted by David Galloway - Woodbridge, VA - Friend   May 28, 2020

Thank you for all the encouraging words about staying in school and showing me love all the time.

Posted by Cavin Williams Jr - New Haven, CT - Family   May 28, 2020


My deepest condolences to the Cooper family

Posted by Alida Aker - Bronx, NY - Family Friend   May 27, 2020

My deepest condolences to the cooper family

Posted by Alida Baker - bronx, NY - Family Friend   May 27, 2020


" Your Unconditional Love, Your Kindness and Your Caring Ways will always be Remembered and Remain in Our Hearts Forever. We Love You "

Keisha and your Grandsons Xavier & Justin

Posted by Keisha Reeves - Owings Mills, MD - Family   May 27, 2020

Grandma You were such an amazing person you were my everything we were always together this happened so fast and sudden but I know you were a strong person and just would want the best for me, so I'm going to remember everything you taught me and make you proud even though you aren't going to be physically here to see my further accomplishments but I know you are watching over me and being my guardian angel I just want you to know I love you grandma and I appreciate everything you done for me and the young lady you turned me into if it wasn't for you and the support of the rest of the family you played a huge impact in my life, I wouldn't be where I am today without you will be deeply missed We had so many endless memories that will forever be in my heart. Once again I love you, until we meet again forever in my heart ❤

Posted by Ashaunti Collins - Bronx, NY - Family   May 27, 2020


Tamisha Irick & Londyn Cooper

Posted by Tamisha Irick - Bronx, NY - Family Friend   May 27, 2020

Rest in peace the best is yet to come. Fly with the angels.

Posted by Ms Etta Nickerson - Euclid, OH - Family Friend   May 27, 2020

May you rest in peace ... you will be missed

Posted by Tamisha Irick - Bronx, NY - Family Friend   May 27, 2020

Peace I leave with you my peace i give unto you not as the world give them, give i unto you. let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. My condolences to the Cooper Family. Love you all

Posted by Denise May - Kinston, NC - Family Friend   May 27, 2020

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