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Mary Lee Cooper
  • Passed away on April 21, 2021

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M- Magnificent, Mighty, Majestic, Marvelous
A- Authentic, Adored, Affectionate, Astonishing
R- Remarkable, Resolute, Radiant, Respected
Y- Youthful, Young at Heart

C- Classy, Charismatic, Commendable, Courageous
O- Organic, Outstanding, Overprotective
O- Outgoing, Outspoken, Original
P- Powerful, Praiseworthy, Passionate, Phenomenal, Prolific
E- Exquisite, Extraordinary, Encouraging, Exemplary, Elegant
R- Rapturous, Resilient, Resplendent

Mary Lee Sales- Cooper was born in Pahokee, Florida to the late Solomon Sr. and Mattie Mae Sales on November 27, 1949. She was the third of five children, two girls and three boys. Mary was baptized and confessed her life to Christ at an early age. Through her Christian experience, Mary became a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and later joined Calvary Baptist Church after moving to Miami, Florida.
Mary attended Miami-Dade County public schools and went on to attend the Jackson Barber College School of Cosmetology. She later began her career at Miami Heart Institute where she worked for several years and continued her career at Mt. Sinai Hospital as a PBX operator.
Mary loved spending quality time cooking for her family as she was the Head Chef. She could take eggs and make the best egg salad or pluck several avocados off a tree and make you love avocado salad. Another one of her spectacular dishes was potato salad and the potatoes had to be cut exactly right.
Mary enjoyed shopping and playing PO-KE-NO as some of her past-time hobbies. She was an avid football fan, cheering on the Miami Dolphins. She did not care if they won or lost, they were still her team.
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Mary transcended from earth to the glorified throne room of God, where sorrow, pain and heartache are no more.
Mary was deeply loved and cherished by her family and friends. She leaves behind precious memories to be cherished by her beloved nine children: Pamela, Tanya, Ian, Earnestina (Mareice), Michael, Quinton, Anthony, Laytoya and LaQueisha. She is survived by a devoted sister: Julia (James) Felder; loving brothers: Solomon Jr. (Dorothy) Sales, Leroy, Grady and Maurice Sales and her best friend, Patricia Marsh. She also leaves her memories to her 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Also sharing in this tremendous loss is a vast array of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members.

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