Charles Cooper II

November 2, 1934 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 87)


Charles Cooper II was born in Lexington, Mississippi, on November 2, 1934, to the late Nancy Epps Williams and Charles Cooper, Sr. He was raised by his grandmother, the late Carrie Epps. As a young child, she taught him how to lead the Epps family.

He attended Lebanon School through the sixth grade until he was needed to keep up the Epps’ Family Estate as a farmer. As a teen, he met and married Tearessa Walden Cooper, then moved to Moss Point, Mississippi, where they united and produced three children - Charles (Dorothy) Cooper III, Walter Rae Cooper, and Zelanda Cooper Steele. Charles was a workaholic who took on as many projects and jobs as he could handle. He worked at the International Paper Company for 20 years. In his spare time, he upholstered old furniture and built many homes along the MS Gulf Coast. And just when you thought he couldn’t do more, he became a truck driver, and his CB handle was “Cross-eyed Bear.”

After 34 years of marriage, he decided to move back to Lexington, Mississippi, where he married Nora B. Cooper. Charles was a man that had a professional vision and would do anything to accomplish his professional desires. After working for others, as well as doing upholstery and construction, he decided to officially change his career and work for himself. He got his contractor license and started the business of Cooper Construction Company which is currently named C&C Building Contractors. He built many homes, churches, and office buildings throughout Mississippi.

Throughout the last ten plus years of his adventurous life, he worked hand in hand with his best friend and partner, Annie Noel. Even in his last few days of life, he still talked about expanding business opportunities with Ms. Annie and his children. He passed away peacefully on the evening of June 4, 2022.

Charles Cooper II leaves behind his work ethic and spirit of entrepreneurship to his children, many grandchildren, a few great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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Celebration of Life
June 17, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ
4224 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Moss Point, MS 39563

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