Turner Cooper Obituary, Death – A person like Turner Cooper is so difficult to put into words that I am not even sure if I have the skills to do so. [Cross-referenced with] [Cross-referenced with] [Cross-re He was the life of the party and possessed a kind heart at the same time. He had a genuine spirit. I had no notion that the photograph we took of each other at our mutual friend’s wedding precisely one month ago would be the very last one we ever snap together; I was completely unprepared for this development. However, I can’t help but wonder if there wasn’t some sort of plan in place for us to spend the entire weekend together. After that, I have no other option but to presume that there was a reason why we were texting each other so frequently—in fact, almost every other day. And there is no other explanation for why Jonathan Dumas would have brought the two of us together all those years ago besides for a specific reason.
Even though I won’t be able to meet up with you in Washington, DC as we had planned, I have no doubt that your spirit, your passion to assist Black people (and Black Queer people in particular), and your struggle in this life will continue to be a part of me. Even though I won’t be able to meet up with you in Washington, DC as we had planned, I will still be able to catch up with you in another city.
It’s time, Turner, for you to join the ranks of our forefathers and mothers. To my closest friend and brother, know that I love you to the very depths of my being. I pray that you have an unending rest and that you have immense power. In my prayers, I will remember all of the members of my family, as well as my friends and loved ones, as well as the brothers in my fraternity.