Cooper, Ozzie Norman


Ozzie Norman Cooper, of Farmers Branch, Texas died Monday, January 16, 2017 at the age of six months. He was born July 15, 2016 in Irving Texas.  The son of Ashley Popelka Cooper and Christopher Ryan Cooper, Ozzie was the center of attention and love of his parents, grandparents, other relatives and family friends.

Without ever saying a word, he taught others how to love and be loved. His beautiful smile, laughter, and boundless happiness brought joy to all he encountered. He enjoyed the unequivocal love and devotion of his parents, who will cherish their short time with him forever.

Ozzie was dedicated to the Lord at the Popelka Family reunion shortly after his birth in a ceremony conducted by his great uncle, the Reverend Tom Popelka, who will lovingly preside over the celebration of his short life.

Ozzie Norman Cooper is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents,  Robert and Deborah Popelka of Flower Mound, Texas; fraternal grandparents, Norman and Kathy Cooper of Farmers Branch, Texas; uncles and aunts, Robert and Alisa Popelka of Lewisville, Texas, Jared and Courtney Popelka of Allen, Texas, Brad and Jigna Cooper of Houston, Texas, and cousins, Logan and Addison Popelka, Pierce Popelka, and Maya Cooper.  In addition, sincere thanks go to Aunt Raedean Popelka and longtime family friend Clark Hollingsworth for their devotion to and support for the family.

Ashley and Chris express their deep gratitude to the entire work staff of Blalack Middle School for their support in this time of need.

Ozzie Norman Cooper will live on forever to his family and friends.

Visitation will be on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  Followed by the funeral at 10:00 am at the funeral home.

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12 replies on “Cooper, Ozzie Norman”

Cynthia Kirby says:

Please accept my prayers for the family who loved and cared for Baby Ozzie. Words cannot express the sorrow I feel but can extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. May the Lord God of this world and also of the Heavens comfort and console you today and always. In Christ I pray. Cynthia

Cinde Gauntt says:

My heart breaks for this entire wonderful family in the loss of your precious and sweet Ozzie. He was taken from you much too soon and will be forever remembered, loved by all near and far, and have a special part in all of our hearts. Prayers lift up this family and let them know that they are loved and supported by many.

Lamar and Colleen Lewis says:

Our sincere condolences to the family of this precious little one. Our prayer is that our awesome loving God will wrap you in his love to get through this. Love from Temple for you all.

Cyndi Garza says:

Prayers for peace and strength. Soooooo sorry for your loss.

Presley & The Hitzeman Family says:

Mrs.Cooper, I am so sorry for your loss!! Ozzie will forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. He was lucky to have you for a mom and dad even if it was only for a short time. My family will pray that God will give you the peace and strength to get through this time.

Mary, Marianna and Sophia Fresquez says:

Ashley and Chris I cannot fathom the pain you are going through right now.
I will never forget getting to see and hold Ozzie at the Blalack girls volleyball game and I always remember his sweet smile as he saw Ashley and what a great and proud dad Chris was that night! My prayers are with you always!

Kiarah Funches says:

Coach Cooper, I am extremely sorry for your loss. It feels like yesterday i was crying when i found out you were pregnant, and now i’m crying for a totally different reason. I know all of this happened so suddenly and it leaves you wondering why bad things happen to good people, but i want you to know that if he were still here he would want to not only remember him, but to move on and be happy as well. Once again my greatest apologies to you and Mr Cooper, i love you so much. Sincerely, Kiarah

Karen Panana says:

I have no words to express, I just want you to know that I am really sorry and I pray that you will be ok! We love Ms Cooper! Sincerely Karen Panana (Naomi, Joel and Nailea Vina)

The Ucherek Family says:

Dear Coach Coopers – Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for you and the loss of your beautiful baby boy Ozzie. Please know that you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace that comes from your memories of love shared , comfort you now and the days ahead.

Bennett Family (Calen) says:

Dearest Coopers-Our hearts ache so much for you; we have no words to truly express the sorrow felt at the loss of Ozzie. Our prayers and thoughts of comfort and strength are with you constantly.

We know you have love and support from your intimate family and friends, but you have the same from your extended family of students and their families. You matter, and we are here for you during this devastating time.

M. Taylor says:

My husband and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your baby Ozzie. The pain of losing a love one can be painful and unbearable. At a time like this we find that prayer to our heavenly father can be helpful and comforting. 2 Corinthian 1:3,4. God assured us a time when death will be no more, or mourning or sorrow. He will wipe away tears from all faces. Revelation 21:3,4 and Isaiah 25:8. How wonderful it will be to welcome back our love ones by means of the resurrection. God and Jesus will resurrect our love ones. John 5:28,29. We are sorry for your loss.
Your neighbor,
M Taylor

Joan Barrett says:

May God comfort you in the loss of your precious child. Our prayer is that you may have peace and understanding. Trust in the Lord with all your might and lean not to your own understanding.
With love, Joan Barrett

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