Katherine Jeannette Cooper

January 31, 1939 – March 20, 2024


Katherine Jeannette Cooper went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 20, 2024, at age 85, surrounded by her family in San Angelo, Texas.

Jeannette was born to Doyle and Francis Craig on January 31, 1939, in Rocksprings, Texas. The family later moved to Uvalde, Texas, where she grew up and attended school. Upon commencement from Uvalde High School, Jeannette chose to continue her education at San Antonio College, where she majored in business.

On July 4, 1960, Jeannette met the love of her life, John Phillip Cooper, at a dance in Rocksprings, Texas. They were married on November 19, 1960 in Uvalde, Texas, and moved to Sonora, where both Phillip and Jeannette faithfully served the Lord at First Baptist Church for many years. Throughout her life, Jeannette loved music and performed with various ensembles. Her greatest joy was serving her Lord in the choir of the First Baptist Church of Sonora.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving grandmother, great-grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, Jeannette devoted over forty years of her life to teaching young children in the First Baptist Church. She volunteered her time to teach Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and Kings Kids for many years.

Jeannette had an unwavering faith in Jesus, and her faith only grew stronger throughout her life. Jeannette ministered and witnessed to many people about the love and faithfulness of our Lord.

Jeannette was preceded in death by her husband, John Phillip Cooper; father, Lemuel Doyle Craig; mother, Frances Geraldine Wilhoit; brother, Doyle James Craig; and daughter, Kelly Jean Cooper.

She is survived by her sons, Craig Cooper and Mark; grandchildren and their spouses, Jana and Digger Wilde, Joshua Cooper, and Daniel and Samantha Cooper. Jeannette is also survived by her aunts Annette Hargus and Mary Bob Fowler; cousins and their spouses, Sheri and John Sweeten, Jack Merritt, Jimmy and Jamie Merritt, Roy Jean Johnson, Helen Bishop, and Shirley Thompson.

Her positive outlook, sweet spirit, kind heart, and beautiful smile left an impression wherever she went. She never met a stranger that didn’t quickly become a friend; she always went out of her way to encourage others

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the person or organization of your own choosing.