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Bobbie Nell Crawford Cooley, 63, of Big Spring, formerly of Mississippi and New Orleans, La., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home in New Orleans, La.. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans, La.
She was born Feb. 7, 1949, in Vossburg, Miss. to Argie Mae and A.B. Coleman. She married the late Will Cooley Jr. on July 22, 1972. She was a seamstress sewing for the public. She worked at the Louisiana State School and also on the River Walk in New Orleans and Rutter Rex Sewing Factory. She attended New Life COGIC in Big Spring.
She is survived by two daughters: LaKeisha Cooley-Johnson of Big Spring and Ajita Crawford of McComb, Miss. and seven sisters: Ella Crawford of New Orleans, La., Sandra Cooley of Houston, Geraldean Mitchell of Littlerock, Ark., Verlean Davis of San Antonio, Texas, Annia Winn of Port Arthur, Texas, Bobbie Jean Thomas, Ethel Thomas of Los Angeles, Calif.; six brothers: Rufus, Willie, Leonard, A.C., all of New Orleans, La., O.C. of Port Arthur, Texas, Robert Lee of Meridan, Mo.; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Argie Mae and A.B Coleman, O.C. Thomas Sr., and husband Will Cooley, Jr.; two sons: Demond Cooley and Will Cooley, III; and two brothers: A.B. and Charles Eugene.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com