July 20, 1972 ~ April 12, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Reginald Van Cooper, also known as, “Reggie,” was born on July 20, 1972 in Denver, Colorado, to his parents, Donnie Cooper and the late Mary Linda Mitchell. He was the second child born into the family. He attended school in the Denver Public Schools District. The particular schools he attended were Hallett Elementary, Smiley Middle and finishing his formal education at Montbello High School.

Growing up, Reggie loved music, cars, sports and playing basketball. He loved playing football in the streets with his brother and the all the other kids in the neighborhood. He always enjoyed playing tricks on his little sister and his mom.

As an adult, he loved picking up his kids on the weekends and playing with them, taking them shopping and buying them both remote control cars. He refused to buy his daughter dolls and anything girly. He wanted her to grow up “tough”. He enjoyed playing catch with his son in the front yard. He also enjoyed trying to bar-b-que on the grill, even though he thought he was a pro at it.

Reggie knew a lot about warehouse work and was a very hard dedicated worker. He was a supervisor for 2 years at SR Originals. He was very respected and loved by everyone that he worked with.

Reggie was always the life of any party or get together that he attended. Definitely unforgettable. The most famous thing you would ever hear him say was, “Shoooo.” If you never heard him say that then you really didn’t know him.

His best friend was the late Nathan Jenkins. If you see one, then you saw the other. Like twins or two peas in a pod Reginald Van Cooper departed this life on April 12, 2019. He is survived by his two children, Jahmell Franklin and Danayshia Franklin, both of Denver, CO; his older brother, Tony Mitchell of Dallas, TX; a baby sister, Shelanda Mitchell-Minaya of Denver, CO; 2 half-sisters, Kimberly Roberts and Constance Roberts, both of Denver, CO; 2 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and many friends.


Visitation: April 26, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: April 26, 2019 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Interment: April 26, 2019 1:30 pm

St. Simeon Cemetery
22001 Colorado #30
Aurora, CO 80018

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  1. Thank you Reggie for giving Us 2 Wonderful Children. I know they will Deeply miss you, but Your Legacy Lives on. I thank you for being such a Good Father that Anybody would ask for. This hurts, cause you are such a Great Man.
    You will be Missed!!

  2. My condolences to the family of Regional Vonn Cooper. I pray that ALMIGHTY GOD give each one of you the strength, and comfort. My heart is full, and saddened by the passing of Reggie. I’ll always remember that cute smile.

  3. To the Family and Friends of Reginald Van Cooper

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.


    Jeanine W.

    Link to download the tract Can the Dead Really Live Again?

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