Brenda Joyce Cooper

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Visitation
Roller-Crouch Funeral Home
510 E College Ave
Batesville, AR  72501
Thursday, September 16, 2021
5:00-7:00 pm
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Christian Lighthouse Church
8547 Heber Springs Rd N
Concord near Drasco, AR  72523
Friday, September 17, 2021
10:00 am
Cemetery
Cooper Cemetery
Concord, AR  72523

Brenda Joyce Cooper

of Concord, AR

December 27, 1943 - September 8, 2021

A Letter From Her Family

Her last few days on this earth, though her body was frail and tired, Brenda Joyce Cooper's spirit was full of determination to spend just a little more time surrounded by those who loved her. Like she always did, Brenda lived life on her own terms and left the arms of her family to be in the eternal care of Jesus before the light of a new day broke on Wednesday, September 8th. As she peacefully passed that early morning, even the blooming summer lilies tilted their heads in loss of a woman who taught and gave us so much. We learned a lot over the years, like when to work and when to rest, though there wasn't much resting when it came to her, how to bring a plant back to life, how to burn a good steak, how to preserve all the tasty foods we grew together, how to pick the best tv shows, what it takes to be a good woman, and how to be hard-headed and stick to your guns. In her 77 years of life, she experienced storms and sunshine, but no matter the circumstance she always remained compassionate, devoted, humorous, ambitious, and generous. To say she was hardworking, is an understatement. Brenda gave everything she had to gardening to provide meals for her family, planting beautiful flowers that brought her joy, farming and caring for the funny little pigs she loved, cooking delicious meals, creating enough quilts to cover all the children of this county, and taking care of the people she adored. She knew exactly what she liked and didn't like, and she made sure we knew it too. She had a life-long love affair with Coca-Cola, pasta and potato salad, deviled eggs, bell peppers on sandwiches and any dessert you can imagine. Not necessarily in that order. When she wasn't working, you would most likely catch her shopping the Kohl's sale, yelling at fast cars at NASCAR on weekend trips with her sisters, spoiling her little bratty dogs, spending time at the Lighthouse Church, or being a pushover to her grandchildren. A strong willed but kindhearted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend; this last year through her hard fight she still poured so much life into us. Our family and community came together and supported one another, loved one another, had difficult talks, listened to her stories and life experiences, laughed, cried, and shared meals together and got to experience taking care of a woman who had always taken care of everyone else. We grew in heart, in strength, in family bond, and in spirit, remembering to never take a single day for granted because Brenda sure didn't. She always picked herself up and carried on, being at peace knowing that the good Lord had her in His hands. And that's just what she would want for all of you today. There may be rocky roads ahead and tall hills to climb but together we can get through it one day at a time.

So when the cold begins to fade and the bees begin to hum, look to the lilies the sunshine has fed and remember her at peace, lifting your head.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Cooper; daughter, Carla Osborn (Troy) of Floral; two sons, Ludy Cooper (Cathy) and Willy Cooper both of Concord; three brothers, Dwain Biddle (Vikki) of Plainsfield, Indiana, James Biddle of Noblesville, Indiana, and Dennis Biddle of Tipton, Indiana; four sisters, Anita Foulke (Larry) and Charlotte Jennings both of Sheridan, Indiana, Diana Jackson of Atlanta, Indiana, and Floretta Rogers (Roy) of Richmond, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Adam Osborn (Calah), Aaron Osborn (Haelea), Buz Cooper (Maranda), Clifford Cooper, Mikey Cooper, Tori Litaker (Keaton), Cory Cooper and Kody Cooper; four great-grandchildren, Lettie Osborn, Brylee Cooper, Wesley Cooper, and Miracle Cooper; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ludovic Edgar Biddle and Mary Jane Irick Biddle; son, Carl ''Pete'' Cooper; two brothers, Edgar Biddle and John Biddle; and sister, Evelyn Coffman.

Pallbearers are Adam Osborn, Aaron Osborn, Keaton Litaker, Buz Cooper, Mikey Cooper, and Jeffery Montgomery.

Honorary Pallbearers are Cory Cooper and Bobby Montgomery.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 am Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Christian Lighthouse Church in Drasco with Bro. Paul Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery in Concord.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00pm Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.

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19 Condolence(s)
Ladene Bray
Batesville, AR
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and family at this difficult time.

Rita Jackson Smith
Lakeland, FL
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Prayers for the family!

Gail Walker
Sheridan, IN
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

My condolences and prayers extended to the entire Biddle family. 🙏🙏

Isabelle Tenace
Batesville, AR
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Monday, September 13, 2021

Aaron and Adam, many prayers for you and family.
Deepest condolences, Isabelle and Alexander

Ronnie Sullins
Melbourne, AR
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Oh my I so hate to here this She was such a Pleasant woman to be around and get good gardening advice from R.I.P sweet lady may the Angel's have you in they're arms now

Donella Boles
Noblesville, IN
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

May you rest now in the arms of God.

Pam Carlton
Edgemont, AR
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

My prayers go out to y’all. May God Bless you and comfort you through all the pain

Diana Jackson
Atlanta, IN
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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Rest in peace sis.

Janice Riggs
Concord, AR
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Prayers for this precious family. So sorry for the loss of Mrs. Brenda. Love and hugs to you guys!

vinson biddle
pensacola, FL
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

i will always love you aunt brenda

Lesia Biddle
Indpls, IN
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

To my dear sweet Aunt Brenda, I am truly going to miss you, wish I could have been there for you and the kids and returned the favor.......R. I. P.

Rick Powell
sheridan, IN
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

so sorry to hear. sorry for your loss. prays. hope you all get this. Rick Powell

Juanita Amerman
Streator, IL
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Aunt Brenda will be missed. I have a quilt that she made and will cherish it, and will always think of her. Love you Aunt Brenda.

Diana Jackson
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

RIP sister

Lela (Biddle) Stowe.
Indianapolis, IN
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

Carrie Sharp-Parker
Raeford, NC
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Mrs Brenda was a wonderful woman and always had the kindest of hearts. She will be missed. Prayers and comfort to those left behind.

Harland and Shelly Osborn
Drasco, AR
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

How I'm going to miss this sweet spunky lady: Her straight forward honesty, her from-the-heart smile, the random phone calls, her fun loving holiday get-togethers. She was truly an extraordinary woman and friend and I love her dearly. I am so grateful for the love and peace that evelopes her now.

Angela (Biddle) Opmos
Lebanon, IN
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

I am sorry for the loss of my Aunt Brenda, even though we may have not been very close. I thought of her always and will remember all the times I did get to spend with her as a child growing up.

John Biddle
Lebanon, IN
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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Love you aunt Brenda