Nita Odelle Cooper, 82, of Orange, died Friday, Nov. 9, at her home. A Graveside Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Oct. 9, 1930, Nita was the daughter of Russell Daniel Coleman and Earlene (Nimitz) Coleman. She was a member of The Bengal Guards in Orange. In her spare time, Nita enjoyed shopping and ordering items from QVC.

She loved drawing, collecting and doing many crafts; she also built her own violin. She always loved having her family together and never missed a chance to be with those she loved.

Preceded in death by her husband, William Raymond Cooper, Nita is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bob Powers of Kingwood; sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Charlene Cooper of Orange, Ray Cooper of Orange, Sammy and Pam Cooper of Orange and Bob and Sabrinna Cooper of Deer Park.

She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Wilson of Bridge City, Gladys Dryden of Lavernia; and brother, Russell Coleman of College Station.