DPM Cooper pays tributes to his Big Brother Bishop Uzziah B Cooper Sr.

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DPM I Chester Cooper: Yesterday, I lost my big brother, Bishop Uzziah B. Cooper Sr.

When my father died when I was five years old, it was he who stood in the gap.

He taught me responsibility, empathy, compassion, resilience, hard work and many of the values I carry with me today.

He was a big brother but also a father figure.

He supported me emotionally, spiritually and financially in all of my endeavors. He always made time for me as a trusted advisor and a friend.

He was a Good Man, one of the best men I’ve ever known.

In the short time I have had to reflect on this great loss to myself and my family, it has been difficult to fully process that he is gone.

I realize that I am aggrieved, but I was blessed to have him in my life for so long.

I love you and will miss you, Uzziah.

I know that you are with God now and you will walk with him for eternity.

Rest in Peace and Rise in Power.