Lena Vester Cooper was born on February 20, 1935 in Belle Haven, Va. To the late Purnell and Etta Hickman Hack went home to be with the Lord on Saturday March 25, 2016 at Chesapeake Woods Nursing Home in Cambridge, Md.
She worked in various positions in the Seafood Industry first with Harrison & Jarboe and later with Joe and Nida Spurry. She was a devoted and longtime member of Gospel Tabernacle Apostolic Faith Church #5 of St. Michaels, Md. For over 40 years where she held many offices over the years as well as recently being given an award for honorary usher for 20 + years.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughter, Deborah Nixon (Roland) Trappe, MD; sons, Bradley Custis (Amy) Easton, MD, Christopher Custis (Lola) Bowie, MD, Craig Custis; an adopted son, Davel Walley both of St. Michaels, MD; her grandchildren, Garnet Miller (David), Shanelle Pinder, Candace McFail (Olandas) all of Greensboro, NC, Ben Cadden (Stacey) Denton, MD, Allyson Price, Salisbury, MD, Christopher J. Custis Lawrenceville, VA, Tikoyo Custis and Shyra Custis both of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Camara Custis, Columbia, MD, Archie Taylor, Norfolk, VA and Shayne Custis, St. Michaels, MD; twelve great grandchildren, DJ, Elijah, Jalen, Maleah, Julian, Londyn, Lyla, Zoe, Maddox and Ava; one great great grandson, Carson; a sister, Mae Hack King of Belle Haven, VA; four nieces, Alice, Sharon, Faye and Connie; four nephews Roy, James Allen, Vernon Lee and Elliott and a host of great nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances; her devoted best friend, Gracie Wilson of St. Michaels, MD; her roommate at the home, Charlotte Jones and a loving church family all whose lives she touched in a mighty way and will greatly miss her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Cooper, three brothers, Dorsey, Purnell and Edward Hack, two sisters, Mary Lee Martin and Magdalene Baines.