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Evangelist Cassandra Jean Bellamy Cooper, affectionately known as "CC," was born on October 27, 1961, in Marianna, Florida. She was called to her heavenly home on June 30, 2023, having lived a life of love, compassion, and faith.
Evangelist Cooper was a beacon of light in her community and an embodiment of Christ's love. She was the daughter of Robert Jr., and Gloria Bellamy, and the beloved wife of Jeffrey Cooper for 23 1/2 devotion-filled years. Despite the loss of her daughter, Jasmine McLeroy, her great-grandmother, Seemather White, her sister, Charlene Bellamy, and brothers, Devin, Lorenzo, and Domenico Bellamy, her faith remained unshaken, and her spirit, indomitable.
She leaves behind a legacy of love and faith through her children, Tavis, Marquais, Monique, Michael, and Jacqueline. Her siblings, Clarence, Robert III, James, Andrea, Zina, Darcell, Pastor Kimberly, and Jacqueline, along with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, will forever cherish her memory.
Evangelist Cooper received her education from Cottondale High School and later graduated from the business school at Riley College in 1979. Her thirst for knowledge led her to obtain an Associate of Science Degree from Chipola College in 2005 and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work at Troy University in 2009. She was a dedicated employee at Chipola College and Jackson Corrections, and most recently at the North Region BAYS JDAP as a Case Manager, where her love for children shone brightly.
Evangelist Cooper gave her life to Christ at Henshaw Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age, serving as Church Secretary for many years. Ordained as a Minister on December 12, 2017, she ministered at Victory Temple The Whole World of Truth of Panama City, Florida under Bishop Marquez Alexander, spreading the gospel with fervor and dedication.
Her interests were as varied as they were enriching. She found joy in the simplest tasks like raking leaves and decorating for Christmas. She cherished the time spent with her special grandchildren, A'zayah Lewis and Ayden Washington, guiding them towards a brighter future. Her conversations with her sister and pastor, Kimberly Webb, kept her connected to the word of God, even when she was unable to attend church services.
Evangelist Cooper was a living testament of the words of Mother Teresa, "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." She was a loving, thoughtful, and faith-filled woman who put others' needs before her own, even in times of personal adversity.
As we gather to celebrate the home-going of Evangelist Cooper, let us remember her not with sadness, but with joy.