Cover photo for Geraldine Teresa Cooper-Maletta's Obituary
Geraldine Teresa Cooper-Maletta Profile Photo
1951 Geraldine 2023

Geraldine Teresa Cooper-Maletta

March 22, 1951 — March 2, 2023

Philadelphia

 

Geraldine Teresa Maletta (affectionately known as Gerri) was the youngest of three children born to the late Lewis and Lillian Shackelford on March 22, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

                Gerri was educated in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Public School System. Her love of learning never stopped. Our mother enjoyed music, politics, listening to news and learning new hobbies. She taught herself hoe to make candles and jewelry, how to strain glass and work with tile. Many have benefited from the beautiful things she created and gifted.

                In the years of 1966, Geraldine was united in holy matrimony to Nathaniel Michael Cooper. From this union four children were born, Eric Michael Cooper, Stephen Cooper, and Kim Sherrine Cooper-Howard.

                Later in life, Gerri met her true love, Fausto Maletta. On July 21, 2007, they joined in matrimony in the company on the children. Their love of cats brought two kitties (Tootsie and Chloe) into their lives, who they absolutely adored.

On arch 2, 2023, Geraldine was called home to be with the Lord. Her two siblings, Delores and Albert Shackelford proceeded her in death Gerri leaves behind to cherish her memory her children: Eric Cooper (Peggy Brown), Kenneth Cooper (Octavia Renee Purnell-Cooper), Stephen Cooper (Joy Alexander) and Kim Sherrine Cooper-Howard (Anthony Howard); Grand-children: Eric Jr, Ciarra, Lauren, Kenneth Jr., Isaiah, Kimberly, Jaelyn, Jordyn and Tyler; Great-Grandchildren: Sonya and Jeremiah; Niece: Darlene Shackelford and a host of extended family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

Submitted with love, The Family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Geraldine Teresa Cooper-Maletta, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Saturday, March 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Saturday, March 18, 2023

12:30 - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

SS Peters and Paul Cemetery

1600 Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 290

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree