Emerson Cooper Funeral Program
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Emerson A. Cooper Scholarship Fund, at Oakwood University, in care of the Office of Advancement and Development.
During his 49-year span of service to Oakwood and higher education, both nationally and internationally, Dr. Cooper held many positions and received many honors, including the naming of Oakwood's Science Complex in his honor in 1993.
In 1949, Dr. Cooper married the former Marjorie Stephens, a 1948 Oakwood graduate. She holds an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Nutrition from Alabama A & M University. In 1993, she retired as an accountant with the Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. The Coopers have three children: Mrs. Roslyn C. Fields, a nurse case manager now living in Huntsville; Mr. Stephen N. Cooper, a critical care nurse in Atlanta, Georgia and Mrs. Margo A. Bagley, formerly a chemical engineer for the Procter and Gamble Company and now a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, VA. They also have been blessed with six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Please keep the Cooper family in your prayers during this time of bereavement.