Jenkins E.W. Cooper
Sunrise: November 13, 1954 – Sunset: January 10, 2022
‘I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed yet in my flesh, I will see God; I, myself, will see him with my own eyes, I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me’- Job 19: 25-27
The Cooper, Williams, Milton, Cox, and Davies families announce with profound sorrow the sudden homegoing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and relative, Jenkins E.W. Cooper. This sad event occurred on January 10, 2022, in Aldie, Virginia. Jenkins was born in Harper City, Maryland County, Liberia unto the union of Brig. General Charles B. Cooper Sr, and Mrs. Janet H. Cooper, both of whom predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Clarence Cooper, Danlette Cooper Sheriff, Wannie Seedee, Alice Merriam Wilson, Jimmy Cooper, Sr. and, Sandei Cooper, Sr.
Jenkins was an economist and lawyer who worked in international development his entire career. He worked with The Mitchell Group, a global development contract organization, in Washington, D.C. for 30+ years and served as Vice President for Operations. He was a founding member of Thrust ’80 (a social and humanitarian club formed during Jenkins’ undergraduate years) and ANC Global and served as the Chairman of ANC’s Board of Directors. Jenkins was also President of the Men’s Ministry and Vestry Member at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Ashburn, Virginia. He was the anchor and inspiration of his family! His demise is an immense loss which has created an unfillable vacuum leaving behind many broken hearts.
He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Cecelia; his son, Bloti Teh (Wyannie), other beloved children, grandchildren, and godchildren; siblings: Dr. Charles B. Cooper Jr. (Regina), Alice Cooper-Perry, Agnes Cooper-Lamptey, Amelia Jema Cooper, Ambassador Richelieu Williams, Amelia Thomas-Cooper, Jennifer Williams Graham, Charlotte Cooper-Wolters, Monsio Seedee, Mary Jones and Lucinda Cooper Thomas; nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, cousins, special “Brother and Sister-Friends”, other relatives and many friends around the world. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
The family understands that many would like to join in the homegoing services, but due to the COVID19 pandemic, guidelines from the church and local municipalities, and with safety top of mind, the funeral service will be private with in-person attendance BY INVITATION ONLY. The family trusts that their decision will be respected and asks for prayers as Jenkins is bid a final farewell. In light of this, a virtual link to pay respects, send tributes, share memories, photos, and videos of special times and memories with him
https://tributes.com/obituary/show/Jenkins-Eric-Wellington-Cooper-108535216 This link will be updated with additional URLs for the Virtual Wake Keeping and the Funeral.
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