Willie Mae Franklin Gibbs-Cooper

Willie Mae Franklin Gibbs-Cooper

December 10th, 1933 - January 25th, 2022
  • Birth Date: December 10th, 1933
  • Date of Passing: January 25th, 2022
  • Funeral Date: February 5th, 2022 11:00 am
  • Location: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Willie Mae Franklin Gibbs Cooper, 88, of Rosharon, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022.  Visitation for Willie Mae, will be Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10:00am until 11:00am at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 572 County Road 42, Sandy Point, Texas;   followed by A Celebration of her Life at 11:00a.m.; Reverend Larry Brooks, Officiant/Eulogist.  Interment will follow at Knights and Daughters Cemetery, Rosharon, Texas.   On December 10, 1933 in Rosharon, Texas a daughter was born to Oscar Franklin, Sr., and Aline Simon Franklin whom they named Willie Mae Franklin. Willie Mae attended school in Rosharon, Texas.  She provided domestic services to the Fuchs family for many years; she also worked for Timco Corp.  At an early age she accepted Christ as her personal savior and united with Elion Zion Missionary Baptist church.  She later united with Pilgrim Missionary Baptist church under the leadership of her son-in-law, Pastor Larry Brooks, Sr.  On June 13, 1975, Willie Mae united in Holy Matrimony to the late Henry Joe Cooper.  There were no children born to this union.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Aline Franklin, her devoted husband, Henry Joe Cooper of 45 years, her brothers, Oscar Franklin, Jr., Leon Franklin, Sr, and Robert Franklin, along with five of her grandchildren.  She leaves to cherish her memories, her children:  Roy Gibbs, of Beeville, Pamela Roberson, Ivy Callahan, Mattie Brooks, (Larry) and Alfred Gibbs, all of Rosharon, Barbara Taylor, of Angleton, Brenda Johnson, of Missouri City, and Ruyola Maxwell of Houston; her sisters, Dollie Ross (Freddie), Koscuko, Mississippi, and Arie Luella Harris, of Houston; her brother, Freddie Franklin, of Rosharon; her 24 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren; great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives


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