Age 64, of Lansing, MI, passed away November 13, 2021. Debra was born in Lansing, MI on August 26, 1957, the daughter of Howard and Vada Wood.
Debra retired from General Motors in 2008. She loved gardening, spending time in her yard, and watching the birds outside her window. She loved the times she spent at her family cottage at Otsego Lake where she spent her time fishing and on the beach. She was a fan of the Michigan State Spartans and loved to watch them on TV. Debra loved animals, especially her dog Karma. More than anything, she loved her family and friends and spending time with them.
Debra is survived by her mother, Vada Wood; her two brothers, Douglas (Chris) Wood and Steven (Jane) Wood; her two sisters, Pamela (Mark) Verleger and Suelynn Kloeckner; her three children, Aubry Cooper, Erica (Eric) Luna, and Justin (Michelle) Cooper; 9 grandchildren, Antonio, Ariana, Charlie, JJ, Ella, Christifor, Dayton, Kyjah, and Koah; and her beloved dog, Karma.
She was preceded in death by her father Howard Wood.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 22, 2021, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with Pastor Wesley B. Emerson officiating.
Anyone wanting to make a donation in memory of Debra Jo Cooper can make it to the Ingham County Animal Shelter.
Debra will be missed by all who knew her.