RaLonda Arnetta Cooper

December 26, 1984 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 39) 39 Years Old

RaLonda Cooper Obituary

Ms. RaLonda Arnetta Cooper “Lon”, departed for eternal life on Friday January 26, 2024, in Columbus at Ohio Hospice (OSU Hospital). She was born on December 26, 1984, the 2nd of 3 children to Raymond Earl Cooper I and Camellia Darlene ( Reed) Cooper.

RaLonda attended Louise Troy Elementary School, Miami Chapel Elementary School, and Nettie Lee Roth Middle School. Growing up Lon loved to skate and dance. She graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 2003. At Dunbar, RaLonda served as Class Treasurer and chaired many activities for her class. Ro was a proud Dunbar Wolverine and she “bled blue”! RaLonda attended Wright State University. RaLonda was an Intake Specialist for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services before her illness in 2020.

RaLonda joined Phillips Temple CME at an early age and participated in Christian Youth Fellowship, Sunday School and was a Jr. Usher alongside her sister and cousins. RaLonda later joined Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Although RaLonda was confined to a rehabilitation facility for several years, she did not let that stop her “light” from shining, while at Embassy Rehab Facility she organized several activities and led Bible studies from the “Our Daily Bread” to encourage herself and others to trust God. 

Ro loved to celebrate and care for people. She was known to plan parties to celebrate family and friends which included creating all the party favors. RaLonda was a CRAFTY person which she inherited from her mom and aunts. Over the years RaLonda designed customed glasses, explosion boxes and she was most known for her “tie-off” blankets. Like her grandmother Arnetta, RaLonda made a blanket to celebrate new births, birthdays, graduations, and favorite sports teams. 

Lon loved to laugh, and her love had no limits. RaLonda was quick to forgive and always ready to help someone in need. RaLonda left a legacy that challenges us all to be better people, love always and no matter what the circumstance to be positive and see God’s hand in everything.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond E. Cooper I, grandmother, Arnetta M. Reed, grandparents (James and Bessie Cooper), grandparents (Donald and Conchita Branch), Aunt Charstine (Cooper) Price, Aunt Rev. Cynthia A (Reed) Amos, Aunt Cecelia L (Reed) Ponder and Aunt Sonya Branch.

RaLonda leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Camellia D. (Reed) Branch, dad, Dennis C. Branch, sister, Renee Lene (Cooper) Otiende, brother-in-law, Austin Otiende, brother, Raymond E. Cooper II (fiancé, Stephanie Cugini), step-sister, Sheena Bythewood, Uncle Charles Reed Jr (Veda), Aunt Carletta Reed Beard (Davis), Aunt Rosemary Blake (Jerry), Uncle Charles Cooper (Debra), Uncle  Ronald Ponder I, Uncle Leon Amos, and Aunt Kim Harris, niece, Amani Malkia Adhiambo Otiende, nephew, Austin Paul Cooper Otiende Jr, nieces, Tyreana and Tasheanna Bythewood and a host of cousins. RaLonda was known as “Ro” by her many friends and God children.

Homegoing service 11 am Friday, February 2, 2024 at Phillips Temple CME Church, 3620 Shiloh Springs Rd, Trotwood, Ohio.  Visitation 10 am at which time family will receive friends. Interment Woodland Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home.

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February 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Phillips Temple CME Church
3620 Shiloh Springs Rd
Trotwood, OH 45426

Funeral Service
February 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Phillips Temple CME Church
3620 Shiloh Springs Rd
Trotwood, OH 45426


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