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Sonja Frances Spellman Cooper

August 9, 2018

Mrs. Sonja Frances Spellman Cooper entered eternal rest Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Landmark Hospital. 

Mrs. Sonja Francis Cooper, formally, Mrs. Sonja Francis Jacobs, entered this earthly life as Sonja Francis Spellman on April 5, 1960, unto her loving parents Mr. Francis Spellman and Mrs. Shirley Laster, Spellman. Her proud parents raised her in the beautiful illustrious City by the Sea; Savannah, GA.  Sonja effortlessly graduated in the top of her class from Herschel V. Jenkins High School; Savannah, GA.  She attended Valdosta State University and Savannah Technical Institute where she pursued a career within the medical field.  Sonja’s medical professionalism soared swiftly, gaining much recognition as a top medical professional. 

Her quick wit and educated humor welcomed and comforted those who came to know her. Apart from Sonja’s professional accolades, her love for Gospel music was evident to everyone around her. Sonja’s lovely angelic voice could often be heard Sunday mornings at church.  Sweet sounds of song, such as, ‘Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus’ or ‘Trouble Don’t Last Always’   bellowed from Sonja’s soul, while emotionally inspiring everyone who heard. Sonja’s love for God led her to be significantly involved in the church. She served faithfully and wholeheartedly as a powerhouse Praise and Worship Leader, enthusiastic Evangelist, (traveling internationally spreading God’s word) and a passionate Private Christian School Teacher at Gospel Truth Christian Care Academy, Savannah, GA.

Sonja’s unique display of fashion earned her the family nickname of ‘GLAMOUR’ and  after the birth of her beloved grandchildren it became ‘GLAM-Ma’.

Sonja was a loyal and respected member of New Life Healing and Restoration Center; Pastors, Mr. Rufus Williams and Mrs. Matra Williams, Savannah, GA.

Sonja graciously left this life on August 1, 2018 to join her Heavenly Father in Life Eternal.  She was preceded in death by her Late Husband; Mr. Perry Cooper, Jr., and her father; Mr. Francis Spellman.  Sonja is loved and missed by many.

She leaves to cherish unforgettable loving memories of her in their life, her Mother: Ms Shirley Laster, her Children: Toi Jacobs, Marquii Jacobs, and Trai Cooper, Sr.; her Grand Children: Aubree N. Cooper, Trai L. Cooper, Jr., and Dream T. Smalls; her Sisters: Safari Spellman, Andrea Spencer, Linda Spellman, Rasharlina Shamah, Lisa Scott and Brittany Warnock; her Brother: Ecklin Spellman, her Step-Children, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, In-Laws, other Loved ones, Friends, and Acquaintances.


Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church 

4625 Waters Ave. Savannah, GA 31404

Entombment ~ Forest Lawn Memory Gardens  12 noon Monday, August 13, 2018. 

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