[Funeral Program for Ebony Cooper, June 18, 2008] Page: 2 of 5
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A Tribute To Ebony
Ebony, you came into this world as a part of us.
God blessed us with a loving daughter and you
existence here on Earth has changed our lives.
The memories of you we will always treasure.
Your departure was so unexpected, which makes this
pain ever harder to bear.
Ebony, you were always there for your brothers and
sister when you were needed.
The time that we spent together, all those special
moments, the walks, the talks, will live on forever until
we meet again in Heaven.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me
to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still
waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine
enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth
over. Surely goodness and mercy shallfollow me all the days
of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Ebony Patrice Cooper was born in El Paso, Texas on
July 25, 1982 to Michael Cooper and Patricia Smoote.
She entered into Eternal Peace on June 4, 2008.
She attended Terrace Hill Middle School and Andress
High School in El Paso, Texas and was a 2000 graduate of
McArthur High School where she was an office aide,
teacher's aide, four years on Varsity Track, Varsity Captain
of the basketball team, Dar Award Honor Roll and perfect
attendance and press scholar, All City Track and Field,
Tex. Girls Coaches Assoc. and All Star, Academic All
District Basketball and Track, eight time District Champs,
four times regional qualifying, two times state qualifying.
She attended Lamar University after graduation from
MacAuthur High School where she was a part of the
Who's Who Among Other High School Students 1998-
1999, 1999-2000. She joined the United States Marine
Corps where she was a Corporal until God called her
She leaves to cherish her memory: her parents - Michael
Cooper and Patricia Smoote and stepmother, Cheryl
Cooper; three brothers - Marcus, Rashard and Orrin; one
sister, Kelsey Cooper, all of San Antonio, Texas; a very
large host of uncles (Eric, Graig, Mark and Durrick), aunts
(Rochelle and Terry), and a host of cousins and close
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