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Mary Jean "MJ" Marshall-Cooper

Mary Jean "MJ" Marshall-Cooper


Mary Jean "just call me MJ" Marshall-Cooper, 86, of Deland,Florida passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 6, 2023. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cooley High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and dedicated her professional life as a Dental Hygienist in Michigan.

Moving to Deland in 1989, she and her husband Jeremy Cooper, become active Members of the Deland Country Club. She served on several committees and was Captain of her Tennis team for many years. MJ was also a member of Alpha Delta Phi and played a pivotal role in establishing a chapter at the University of Central Florida, leaving a lasting legacy.

MJ was feisty and competitive, but always fair. She had a huge battle every November when her beloved Michigan played Ohio State. You see her husband was an OSU Alumni. They would decorate the house in their colors. Even the sons, dog and cat had to wear the colors of one or the other.Life was never normal until the smoke cleared the next day. Life was good until next year!

Left to cherish memories is devoted husband of 45 years, Jeremy Cooper,her loving sons, Darren Marshall and Brett Marshall (wife Kristy),half-sister, Jere Neale, Granddaughters, Kayla Marshall, Kourtnee Marshall, and Britnee Adams. MJ's unwavering love for everyone in her family will forever be remembered.

A celebration of MJ's remarkable life will be held on Saturday October 14,2023 at Lankford Funeral Home. Family and Friends are welcome to start gathering at 10:00 AM with service to begin at 11:00 AM. There will be a reception to follow. We invite all who knew and loved her to join us in commemorating her beautiful life. Her spirit will live on in all of our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Advent Health Hospice.

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