Lynette Cooper

Lynette Cooper (Wims)

Friday, March 1st, 1940 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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LYNETTE WIMS-COOPER, 80, was born to the late Jack Wims, Sr. and Chaney Hood Wims on March 1, 1940, in Marion, Alabama. She departed this life on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Coventry Meadows Healthcare Center where she peacefully transitioned from this life to her eternal home.

Lynette graduated from Central High School in 1958, and was one of two recipients to receive the first college scholarship awarded by the McCulloch Center and Black Doctor's Association. Lynette earned her degrees in Education from Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio, Saint Francis University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois and Aurora University in Aurora, IL. After college, Lynette began her professional career as a teacher in the Fort Wayne Community School system; and was bestowed the honor of "Teacher of the Year". Upon marriage, Lynette later relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where she continued her career as a teacher and administrator in the Chicago Public School System for 35 years, up to and beyond retirement.

In addition to her love for teaching, Lynette enjoyed gardening, cooking, dancing, and traveling. She was a faithful and longtime member of Broadview Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as the administrative secretary. While living in Fort Wayne, Lynette attended New Zion Tabernacle.

Lynette leaves to cherish her memories: five siblings, Otis Lane, Jack Wims Jr. , Alice (Nathaniel) Stephens, Arthur (Karen) Wims, Suzanne (Reggie) Pearson all of Fort Wayne, IN; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Lynette was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Chaney Wims; siblings, Chaney D. Henderson and Mary L. Gold; and former spouse, William "Bill" Cooper.

Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, with Calling from 10:30 am until the services. Location is 6557 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 | FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.
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    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am
    FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services
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Teresa Phinazee

Posted at 07:56am
With loving memories of "Lynette Cooper", Unable to be in attendance but there in spirit. Rest In Peace Aunt Lynette.
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