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Juanita R. Cooper (née Robertson) died peacefully in the home of her son in Kingsport, TN on February 9, 2018 at the age of 91.
Neet is survived by her children, Richard Cooper, Jr. and wife Teresa of Kingsport, TN, John Cooper and wife Nancy, Deborah Medoff and husband David of Ellicott City, MD, and son-in-law Joseph Hartman of York, PA, eight grandchildren (Janet Pypiak and husband Mike of Atlanta GA, Katie Cooper of Kingsport TN, Jack Cooper and wife Rhianna Knott of Arlington VA, Suzanne Stinson and husband Jason of Johnson City, TN, Rachel Ruo and husband Tom of Ellicott City, MD, Tom Cooper of Davidsonville, VA, Richard Medoff and wife Laura of Baltimore MD, Robert Medoff of Baltimore, MD) and five great-grandchildren (Taylor, Robbie, Ellie, Jason and Charlie). She is preceded in death by her husband Richard A. Cooper of Timonium, MD and daughter Janet Marie Hartman of York, PA.
Neet was born on November 9, 1926 in Savannah, GA to Clinton Robertson and Mattie Ruth Halstead. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1944. She met Dick Cooper in Jacksonville Beach in March of 1947 while he was serving in the Coast Guard. After a whirlwind romance they married at the home of her father in Savannah GA on August 2 of 1947. They were married for 53 years. After moving to Baltimore, MD she spent time raising her family before returning to work as a Real Estate agent for McGuire and Russel T. Baker Realty. After a very successful career in residential real estate, she finished her career working for the State of Maryland acquiring property to expand Patapsco Park.
Over the years Neet took great pride in her grandchildren and was very involved with their activities, never missing the opportunity to attend any of their sporting events or musical performances. She was an avid traveler, bridge player and accomplished seamstress who took pride in making things for her family members. While she was late to the game, she took up golf and played with great passion, achieving a hole-in-one at the age of 70 in 2000. She was a member of the Timonium United Methodist Church prior to her move to TN.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for April 21, 2018 at the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City, MD. Visitors will be welcomed from 2 to 3:30 pm with the memorial service at 3:30. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Neet’s life. Donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org). The family would like to thank Caris Health Care staff for their care and consideration in comforting Neet and her family during the challenging times.