Susan Cooper

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Susan Cooper passed away November 20, 2018. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 69 years at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Susan’s life tribute at

Susan was born on June 3, 1949 to the late Robert and Marie (Damiani) Joiner in New York City, NY. The family moved to Lubbock in 1952 and she resided in Lubbock until her death. Susan attended public school in Lubbock; having graduated from Monterey High School. She attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Home Economics. While at Tech, she was active in Phi Mu Sorority. After graduation, she served as an active alumnus and chapter advisor.

Susan began her teaching career with LISD at Ballenger School in 1986, she taught there for 3 years. She then transferred to Monterey High School where she taught until her death. She was a member of ATPE (Association of Texas Professional Educators), where she served as President of the local chapter for many years.

Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Cooper Evitt; son, Russell Cooper both of Lubbock; granddaughter, Hannah Evitt of Ft. Worth; John Cooper of Lubbock, father of her children; sister-in-law, Paula Joiner of Lubbock; niece, Dawne Franks and husband, Brian of Lubbock; nephew, Robby Joiner of Frisco; niece, Holly Latham of Lubbock, and two great-nieces, Vanessa and Lola Latham; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Bobby Joiner.



In lieu of flowers, contributions to the local chapters of Ronald McDonald House  and the American Cancer Society 



6 thoughts on “Susan Cooper”

  1. My condolences to you Russell. May you find comfort strength and peace. We’ll be praying for you. Love, Sylvia Todd

  2. Susan was a great person to work with as we shared our ATPE journey. She was a caring, thoughtful, dedicated educator who not only worked for her students, but who also worked tirelessly to improve the teaching profession for all of her fellow educators. She did all of this with a ever-present smile and a true servant’s heart. I always enjoyed working with Susan and the legacy she leaves will continue to ripple through the years because of the lives she touched. May God richly bless her family with His peace, comfort and love.

  3. Susan was my son’s teacher over fifteen years ago. He was not always an easy student. In fact, on the day I enrolled him at Monterey, I found out later that he took off running as Susan escorted him to class from the office. It was not an auspicious beginning, but she persisted and cared about him until he would do anything for her. There were bumps in the road, but she was always a steady presence and never gave up on him. My son had many teachers over the years. Susan was one of the best.

  4. John & Andrea King

    We send our thoughts and prayers to Russell and Michelle. Nasus was an amazing period. Who was so caring and full of life. She will be greatly missed! So glad she was a part of our life. We love you!

  5. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing. It brings comfort knowing soon Jehovah God will do away will pain, mourning and death (Revelation 21:3-5). My deepest sympathy goes to the family.

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