Cooper Lawson Burrell, 17, of Clover, SC passed away at his home on January 12, 2023 after being diagnosed on October 28, 2020 with SMARCB1 deficient poorly differentiated chordoma. Cooper was born in Gaston County on May 11, 2005 to Robert Burrell and Tracey Brooks Burrell. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Erma Burrell; grandfather, Bobby Robinson; and uncle, David Burrell. On October 7, 2022, Cooper graduated early from Clover High School and was a member of the AFJROTC. He loved to play video games, watch videos, swimming, jet skiing, and enjoyed going out and being with his friends. Cooper also attended City Church in Gastonia.
In addition to his parents, Robert and Tracey Burrell, Cooper is survived by his brothers, Grayson Burrell and his girlfriend Bailey Courtney and Allen Burrell; sister, Brandy Causby and husband Justin; grandparents, Dann and Audrey Griggs and Larry Burrell; aunts, Tonia Broome and husband Michael, Barbara Morgan and husband John, and Terri Burrell; nephews, Logan Burrell and Phillip Burrell; cousins, Logan Broome, Dalton Broome, Michael Morgan, Ryker Burrell, Regan Burrell, and Shelby Holbert; godmother, Suzanne Mauney Smith; and best friends, Dustin Sampras and Brayden Elder.
Visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at City Church, South Campus, 3100 City Church St., Gastonia, NC 28056. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 1:00 also at City Church with Rev. Dickie Spargo officiating. Burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park Cemetery, Gastonia.
Flowers will be accepted but memorial donations can also be made to St. Jude online at stjude.org or mail to Memorial Giving 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.