Syble Jean Cooper
Syble Jean Cooper, age 75, passed away on April 2, 2019. She was born on June 11, 1943 to John P. Kornegay and Mary Opal in Lambert, MS.
A lady through and through, Syble had a politeness that never faded. She was a crossing guard at her daughter’s school when Richard first laid his eyes on her. On November 20, 1970, this beautiful cross guard married the love of her life and together they shared a beautiful life, enriched with cherished moments together, from family sporting events to late night dinners after Richard got off work, they always wanted to be together. She was short and He was tall but that never fazed Syble, she knew exactly how to put him in his place if she needed to. Her genuine kindness would feed a stranger off the street and She was an excellent cook but didn’t enjoy cooking, to the extent that, at one time, she wanted to build a house without a kitchen. Her polite manner was never to be mistook for weakness, all her children knew the strength that resided in their mother. When the love of her life passed away in November of 2018, Syble began and continued to miss him dearly, her family finds peace knowing that she was greeted by Richard and they are together again.
She is survived by her three children, Richard Cooper and wife, Shalagh, Tammy Jackson and husband, Tim, Christy Block and husband, Steve; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and numerous other family members and friends.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Richard Cooper Sr.; parents, John P. Kornegay and Mary Kornegay; brother, John Kornegay; grandson, Jordan S. Thompson.
The family will be receiving friends for a time of visitation and fellowship at Pine Forest Baptist Church Friday, April 5, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. A service honoring the life of Syble Jean Cooper will be held at 11am at Pine Forest Baptist Church on Saturday, April 6, 2019 immediately followed by an internment at Restlawn Memorial Cemetery in Vidor, TX.