Sandra Ray Cooper
Sandra Ray Cooper is a US Army veteran who retired after 24 years of service. Her strength and dedication is to question, but verify. She has worked many jobs in various compacities. She is the first to admit that she knows a little, about a lot. Sandra was married for 20 years until her husband’s death. She has two daughters, Statia Renee Cooper and Monica Lenice Cooper. She is proud to have three grandchildren: Tristyn, Jordan, and Leah along with two God-children.
Sandra’s roots are in South Carolina as she is a native of Union, SC. Her family name is Ray. She has two brothers and three sisters who are professional and some retired to include pro-Basketball, retired Air Force, and a retired educator.
Sandra believes community Service is important. She serves the following: FCCA (Fox Fire Concern Citizens Association) and NCNW (15 + years)- DAV, AARP, March of Dimes, St. Jude, PAV, and she participates in other events in the community as a supporter.
Sandra is excited to be an active member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church on 118 Johnson Street, Fayetteville, NC 28303, Pastor Dr. Carl E. Brinkley – Part of Missionary Group #6 0- Clothing Give-away. She firmly states, “I know who I am, and I do know that God is the author and finisher of my faith.”
Her Education is: BA from Campbell University (Bouie Creek, NC) – MA from Webster University (Information Systems)
adjunct faculty at FTCC for five years, also worked for five years for Cumberland County Cliffdale Library after retirement.
She currently works for the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) on Fort Bragg, NC since August 1999 as a IT Specialist over projects.
- Leadership: Lead by example – I Know my worth and seek self - improvement. I am Loyal and can be trusted to do the right thing. Have respect for others and advocate the same with others in any office. Served my country in the military as a leader in many positions of men and women. Operated as a single Mom and a College student/ Group Leader in many projects.
Words that inspire me: “ To promise myself to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind – To talk health happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet – To make all your friends feel like there is something special in them. – To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best to work only for the best, and expect only the best. – To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. – To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every person you meet a smile. – To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. – To be too large for worry too noble to anger, and too strong for fear (false hope appearing real) and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
Sandra states her major roles include Mother, Sister, Treasurer NCNW, A Believer, A friend, a Grandmother, An Aunt, and a Guard mother – mentor – teacher.