Gail Loretta Cooper
Gail Loretta Cooper
  • May 14, 1942 - April 3, 2017
  • Brandon, Florida

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Gail Loretta Cooper (nee Heitz) of Brandon, FL passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Life Path Hospice House after a long illness. She was 74 years old. Gail was predeceased by her parents William & Loretta Jones Heitz of Hamilton Township, NJ. She is survived by her loving husband, John Wayne Cooper of Brandon, FL; stepson John Randall (Tonya) Cooper of Lucas, TX; stepdaughter Cynthia Dawn (Carl) Thompson of Mooresville, NC; 6 grandsons: Logan & Heath Thompson, Austin, Jared, Travis & Noah Cooper; sisters Pamela (Larry) Aiken of Williamston, SC and Judith Heitz of Yardville, NJ; many nieces and nephews and special friend Wendy Wheeler who aided in Gail's long-term home care over the past years.
Gail was born and raised in Hamilton Township, NJ graduating from Hamilton High School West in 1960. She moved to Spartanburg, SC in 1965 and was employed by Converse College, Stevens Aviation, Sears and IBM. During her career at IBM, she relocated to Lawrenceville, GA and in 1982 settled in Brandon, FL retiring as a manager after 30 years of service.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511. The Family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home Friday, April 7, 2017, starting at 10:00am with the funeral service following at 11:00am. Interment will follow immediately thereafter.
The Family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association or Life Path Hospice House, 3723 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573.