- About Us
LEONARD COOPER, son of the late John Fowlkes and Mildred Bass, was born on December 16, 1957 in Baltimore, MD. Leonard was born a preemie and that's how he received his nickname, "Peanut". On October 21, 2018. God suddenly called his angel home following his angel, his mother and brother Dennis Cooper.
Peanut was full of Life! He loved and cherished his family beyond measure. His son and grandchildren were his pride and joy. His love for life was greater than anything, always positive and he demonstrated a selfless demeanor to others faithfully.
Peanut received and completed his education in the Baltimore City Public School System, graduating from Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School. There he received numerous awards for all sports Dunbar offered. To name a few; basketball, wrestling, football and baseball. Everyone knew he was a sports fanatic! After completing High School he enlisted in the Army,where he served for sometime but received an honorable discharge. He then went on to work for the City of Baltimore, Department of Public Works. He would go on to work numerous jobs but would officially retire at the fabric plant.
While attending High School Peanut met his first love, Ruth Miller and during that union came the birth to their son, PJ. He was a proud father from day one! After retirement, Peanut enjoyed some of his favorite hobbies such as; fishing, shooting pool, bowling, domino's and of course sports! Peanut loved spending time with his family and really enjoyed attending sports events. He especially loved attending youth football games which he did faithfully. Peanut was an active member at the Narcotics Anonymous. He was also a team captain with The Division 326 Tier 2 Pool League. Peanut was the life of any party and was always smiling. He kept everyone thoroughly entertained with his sarcastic sense of humor, charming ways and his love for music. Many people were not safe from his jokes, especially favorite cousin Yvette Woodrum. Never taking life for granted, Peanut embodied what it truly means to live life to the fullest and he did so with no regrets. in his very own words he would truly live, "Happy & Free."
In 2009, Peanut would go on to marry Laurie Johnson, the two wed for seven years but he would raise and become a bonus dad to Shakeela, Jameel, Malik and adopted the youngest Jaliah.
To cherish his memory Peanut leaves behind one son, Leonard Cooper Sr., two grandchildren,Leonard Cooper Jr., Th'leya Cooper, a daughter-in-law, Theresa Cooper; three brothers, Wilbur Cooper, Gene Cooper, George Grandy; brother-in-law, Keith Harris; two sisters, Cheryl Harris and Andrea Williams; a host of nieces and nephews, Tiearre Howard, Steve Howard, Jonierre Spratley, Timothy Spratley, Selena Cooper, Brian Cooper, Donnell Cooper, Akena Calhoun, Shannon Cooper, Carlita Blanton, Jessica Singleton, Leah Hines and Trinity Harris.
A special friend Christine Glover, God children, Stephen and Saniyah Howard, God Brother Steve Blackwell along with a host of cousins, an aunt, family and friends.