Mrs. Juanita Cooper-Prince, age 60, passed away on May 7, 2022. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at 9:00 AM in the chapel of Humphrey Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Don Turnipseed. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery near Ben Hur, Arkansas, in Newton County.
Juanita was born in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, in her homeland country of Liberia, to James Cooper and Earlie Urey-Fletcher. Juanita married Paul Prince on July 12, 2001 in Conway County, Arkansas, who preceded her in death on December 23, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Boberic Cooper.
Juanita’s large family remaining to celebrate her life & legacy include her two daughters, Kedleen Cooper of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Rachelle Shaw of Jerusalem, Arkansas; five sisters: Agatha Cooper-Lewis of Williamstown, New Jersey; Regina Cooper-Bedell of Pennsauken, New Jersey; Ruth Patience Cooper-Stettbacher of Providence, New Jersey; Nayubel Bernard-Badio of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Alice Cooper of Pennsauken, New Jersey; nine brothers: Nicholas Cooper of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Earl Cooper of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Clayton Cooper of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Christian Cooper of Monrovia, Liberia; Reginald Cooper; Joseph Cooper; Thomas Cooper of Sicklerville, New Jersey; Edward Cooper of Maple Shade, New Jersey; Obediah Cooper; and three granddaughters: Taylor Cooper, Kaylan Shaw, Deidre Shaw, all of Jerusalem, Arkansas; and a grandson, Xavier Carpenter of Jerusalem.
The special qualities of Juanita’s life are summarized by her daughters as honest, kind, loving, strong-willed, forgiving and faithful. She was a bright spirit in the world who always exemplified and encouraged a positive attitude and the value of loving others and forgiving one another as Jesus taught in Scripture. She loved her family and cherished every moment they could all be together. She was especially proud when her youngest daughter, Kedleen, graduated from college, and even prouder of her oldest daughter Rachelle, giving birth to her first grandchild, Kaylan. Family was her life and always brought her the biggest smile.
Juanita’s internet obituary and online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com where you can leave her family a word of comfort and encouragement.