Laura  Cooper-Baldwin

Obituary of Laura Bell Cooper-Baldwin

Laura Bell Cooper-Baldwin, 72, of Roanoke passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Friendship Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her father, James Albert Cooper; mother, Dorothy Mae Cooper; sister, Shirley Ann Cooper; brother, Ronald Ray Cooper; and husband, James McMickle, Sr.

She is survived by her husband Douglas Baldwin; siblings Nancy Harris, Faye Paige, Dorothy Cooper, Patricia Cooper-Davis, Annette Saul, Melva Cooper-Stockton, Linda Sheppard, the Rev. James Cooper, Jr. , Richard Cooper, Melvin Cooper, Linwood Cooper, and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Laura was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and spent decades in service to Jehovah, her spiritual brothers and sisters, and her community. She will always be remembered for her laughter, joy, and the delicious soup she enjoyed making for others. Laura Bell will be missed dearly by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roanoke - Valley View Jehovah’s Witness congregation at