SEPTEMBER 9, 1930 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Prov. 3:5,6
The Cooper, Askie, Bracewell, Bass and Turkett families sadly announce the home-going of our matriarch, Mrs. Rachel Louise Askie-Cooper, at age 92. Gaga, as she was affectionately called by her grand and great grandchildren, peacefully transitioned to be with her creator on Wednesday, September 21. Rachel passed peacefully in her daughter’s residence in Milton, Massachusetts, surrounded by loved ones.
Rachel was married to the late Franck George Cooper. Their union was blessed with seven children. Two of the children predeceased her. In addition to her parents and two children, Rachel was predeceased by 14 siblings, including most recently, George W. Askie, her youngest and most beloved brother.
Rachel is survived by her children: Alfred Zaza (Vick), Gloria Cooper, Felina Freeman (Emmanuel), Catherine Jaddah (James Sr.), Malvina Libsch (Edmond), and Derick Cooper (Josephine). She is also survived by several grand and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends.
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Faith Christian Church
301 Harvard Street
Dorchester, Mass. 02124
The wake will be live streamed at:
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Boston Church of Christ
75 Pleasant Street
Arlington, Mass. 02476
Interment will take place in a graveside ceremony in Erial, New Jersey, on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.
Funeral Service Livestream YouTube link:
On the “Boston Church of Christ Downtown” YouTube page
It will also be streamed on the Boston Church of Christ – Downtown Facebook page:
25 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
Hilton Garden Inn
110 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021
Extended Stay America Boston-Braintree
20 Rockdale St.
Braintree, MA 02184
Alfred Zaza (Vick) – Son (857) 230-4472
Gloria Cooper – Daughter (704) 699-9381
Malvina Libsch (Edmond) -Daughter (617) 201-3877
Felina Freeman (Emmanuel) – Daughter (229) 881-5477
Catherine Jaddah (James, Sr.) – Daughter (917) 436-9409
Derrick Cooper (Josephine) – Son 011231775623957
Winston Askie (Phoebe) – Nephew (856) /381-2664
Jennifer Mowe (Jim) – Friend (617) 459-7166