Delores Cooper Brown

Age 76, on Friday, January 18, 2019, peacefully at home in Saint Louis Missouri. Granddaughter of the late Laurina Carr Simmons Mitchell Calhoun and Levi Calhoun. Daughter of the late Frank Cooper, Sr. and Mary Mitchell Cooper. Niece of Susie Calhoun Morning and the late Sam (Florence), Levy and Mose Simmons, Parker Cooper, Sr. Mary Belle Cooper, Orles Stemley and Willie G. Calhoun. Wife of the late William Jacob Brown. Sister of the late Frank Cooper, Jr. and L.B. Cooper. Mother of Mark A. Cooper and Danka P. Brown. Cousin of Perlen, Willie, Liziel, Tommy, Cozetta, Alonzo, Sammy and Joann Simmons; Dorothy Stemley, Vera Mae Strong, Minnie Frazier and Oralee Brown. Aunt of Dion Cooper, Yolanda Ramey and Shannon Vannenburg. Grandmother of Donovan D. Hunter.

Delores was a woman of strength, endurance and determination. She graduated from the American School of Correspondence. She Homeschooled both of her children.  Very industrious she refinished and re-upholstered furniture, worked at rehabbing her father’s old house, and also built a little house with her own two hands.   She worked hard from a young age to support her grandparents, whom she loved dearly. She was a very devoted daughter to her father and sister to her brothers. She was a country girl at heart and loved gardening and country music. She ran her own Landscape Gardening service until she retired in 2009.  Her favorite sweets were Peach Cobbler, pink Hostess Snowballs and Gooey Butter cake from Lake Forest Bakery. Strong in body and spirit she overcame a bout with Pneumonia and flu together last year that put her in intensive care for 10 days, an illness that the Doctors said was going to kill her, but she survived.

She is much loved and will be missed forever.

Services:  A Funeral procession will leave Ambruster Chapel ( 6633 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63117)  at 10:30 am for 11:15 am Graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125).


 The family of Delores Cooper Brown would like to express our sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers, donations and all expressions of kindness and concern during our time of bereavement., with special thanks to  all the members of  the Central and West County Seventh day Adventist Churches and the nurses of Bethesda Dilworth rehab center.

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