Obituary of Michael Cooker
Michael Alexander Cooker died at just thirty years old, but he packed a lot of living into his short life. Some people are content to love the ocean from their beach chair. Michael loved the ocean from his surfboard perched on the crest of a wave. A casual stroll down a neighborhood street is enough for most, but for Michael only a careening skateboard would do. And why would anyone just ride in an airplane when they could jump out of one like Michael? Michael lived his youth with joyful enthusiasm. He loved nature, hiking the Appalachian Trail, music, art, technology, dogs and most of all his family and friends. His huge heart poured out love and loyalty. He dreamed big and lived large.
Michael’s untimely death on April 18, 2018 has left those who love him with the terrible loss of a light burned out way too soon. But for Michael, that day marks the beginning of an eternal life of perfect joy with his Heavenly Father. Michael believed in the Lord as his personal savior, accepted Him into his heart and now abides with Him in everlasting peace.
Michael was born on September 29th in Arlington, VA. He grew up in Sterling, VA and studied Digital Arts and Graphics at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. After college Michael lived in San Diego, CA and Centerville, VA where he used his Digital Arts skills in both private industry and as an entrepreneur. He loved hip-hop and rap and wrote and recorded numerous songs and music videos.
Michael is survived by many loving family members and friends. Cherished memories of Michael will live in their hearts forever.
Services will be held at Galilee United Methodist Church in Sterling, VA on Friday, April 27th, with visitation from 9:30 am to 11 am, a service from 11 am to noon, and a reception from noon to 1PM.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Galilee United Methodist Church.