Obituary of Gregory Orlando Cooper
On Tuesday, May 28, 2019 a void was created in our lives. The Lord called a loving devoted family man, Gregory Orlando Cooper home.
Gregory was born on September 28, 1955 to the late Johnnie Mae and Joseph Cooper. He was a graduate of George Westinghouse Technical High School and Eastern District. He retired from Time Warner Communication after 25+ years of service as a Technician.
Gregory met the “Love of his Life” “Angel” on the ‘A’ train. Their love and respect for each other thru it all lasted 44 plus years and was blessed with two sons, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Gregory was known as “The Mayor of Hancock Street”. To know him was to love him. Everyone who knew did love him dearly because of his wit. He had plenty of wisdom and shared all the time with family, friends and even strangers. All of his nieces respected and loved him as a second father because of his “Don’t do that but do this” advice!
Gregory “loved” to talk politics. OMG! If he wasn’t watching MSNBC, CNN or talking with friends for hours about ‘1600 Pennsylvania Ave’ he would watch Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Gotham or Blacklist. Oh yes, an avid tennis fan. Don’t let there be two or more shows on the television at the same time. He would split the tv screen or use the ‘clicker’. Also, he loved music! Dance, oh yes, a “Great Dancer” and singer!
Gregory loved to travel! Why? Because most times he knew he had no other choice. He would say “Ok, where to next”? Aware that his wife had something planned. His health challenges for the past 7 years severely limited his traveling.
Gregory was preceded in death by his parents; Johnnie Mae and Joseph Cooper; brother Vincent Cooper.
Gregory leaves to mourn but always cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife, Angel; Three sons - Gregory Jr. (Tameka) of Long Pond, PA, Omar and Christopher of Brooklyn, NY; Six grandchildren – Omar Jr., Natalie, O’Darius, Dominick, Chase and Noah aka ‘Donut’; Two great grandchildren – Nailah and Milan; Three brothers – Douglas, Jeffery of Brooklyn and Joseph (Gloria) of Cherry Hill, MD; One loving sister – Shirley (Darnell) of Brooklyn, NY; Mother-In-Law – Aristine Simmons; Two aunts – Vivian Hayes and Evelyn Lewis of Annapolis, MD; Four brother-in-laws – Pastor Arthur T. Lewis (Sharon) of Denton, MD., Wayne (Von), Gordon (Dominque); Christopher of Annapolis; and Five God daughters – Serena, Shanel, Shalise, Sheonia and Shanequa; A host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, “The Hancock Crew’, friends forever “Jerry, Earl, James, Glen, Fred, Stanley, John, Cliff and Dwight.
We will miss you dearly. We love you truly. But God loved you more!