Mother Lelia Cooper Doyle who was affectionately called, “Mudda,” passed away peacefully at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, under the watchful eyes of Hospice on August 13, 2019. She was born to the late Oscar Cooper and Cola Mach on July 23, 1944 in Perkins, GA. She received her education in Jenkins County.
Mother Doyle never met a stranger. Her motto was, “everybody is due the time of day.” Her favorite leisure activities were; cooking, fishing and sharing conversations with others, as well as spending time with her children.
Mother Doyle was preceded in death by both parents, two siblings Lola Cooper Williams and Gary Cooper; one daughter Tina Doyle Spates and granddaughter Eurisha “April” Thomas.
Mother Doyle joined Bargeron Grove in Perkins, GA, at a young age. She later became a member of Miracle First Born in Nahunta, GA, which is now Greater New Miracle First Born Church; where she served faithfully until her time of death. Mother Doyle loved her family and friend.
She leaves lasting memories with her three daughters: Angela (Thomas) Cooper, Janice (Robert) Roberson of Nahunta, Ga. and Rosalyn (Gary) Tootle Glennville, Ga. One son Larry Champion III, through love she had fifteen additional children: Kesha (Harold) Smart, Sheme Haynes, Tiffany (Edward) Anderson; Byanna and Brittany Davis all of Jacksonville, FL, Jacqueline (Matt) Cooper, Sylvania, GA; Pam Young, Kella Doyle, Jennifer (Charles) Sweat all of Mellen, Ga., Derek (Janine) Williams, Tallahassee, FL; Tim Young, Twin City, GA; John Badie, Larry Young, Kelly Doyle Millen, GA.; Willie Davis Jr., Jacksonville, FL; A special friend Willie Davis Sr., Nahunta, GA, Fifty-one grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren, twelve great-great grandchildren. Five brothers John Heath; Rosco (Blanche) Cooper, Charles Cooper, Charlie Dashiells, August, GA; Robert (Angeanette) Cooper Carter, Lauderdale Hill, FL; five sisters: Mamie (Freddie) Tharpe, Hompstead, NY, Juanita Harvey, Sierra Cooper, Helen and Arlene Dashells, all of Augusta, GA; one aunt, Willie Mae Doyle, Folkston, GA; two sister-in-law's: Mae Cato and Dorothy Williams, Midway, FL; family friend, Benjamin Thomas, Sr., Columbus, GA; three god sent sisters, Kerry Williams and Vivian Gilchrist, Nahunta, GA; Sandra Andrews, Brunswick, GA; two god daughters: Obergenia (Roy) Attical, Brunswick, GA, Lisha Hill, Waycross, GA; special cousins: John Lambert, Levi Walker, Leroy Carter, Polly Harvey, Floria Tonksley, Lorrane McLeod, and Kathy Turner her dear friend and fishing partner, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, adoptive friends and family.
Funeral service for Mother Lelia Cooper Doyle will be Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at Greater New Miracle Firstborn Church, Nahunta, GA where Presiding Elder Stanley Evans is the pastor. The visitation will be Friday from 5 until 7 at Greater New Miracle First born church, Nahunta, GA. On Friday August 16, 2019.
Rainge Memorial Chapel is sacredly in charge of all arrangement (912) 449-0709.