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In Memory of

Jesse Cooper Stinson

January 8, 1933 - August 11, 2017

Obituary


Jesse Cooper Stinson , Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama passed away Aug. 11, 2017 following a short illness. He was originally from Georgiana AL. He graduated from Troy University with a degree in Education and served in the Army Reserves as well as active duty in the Korean War with the rank of Captain. He worked tirelessly as an advocate for the mentally ill through programs at South Highland Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. He founded programs there such as the Sunday Club, The Sharing Group and SHOP. He was a 32nd Degree Mason at...

Jesse Cooper Stinson , Jr. of Birmingham, Alabama passed away Aug. 11, 2017 following a short illness. He was originally from Georgiana AL. He graduated from Troy University with a degree in Education and served in the Army Reserves as well as active duty in the Korean War with the rank of Captain. He worked tirelessly as an advocate for the mentally ill through programs at South Highland Presbyterian Church for over 40 years. He founded programs there such as the Sunday Club, The Sharing Group and SHOP. He was a 32nd Degree Mason at Metro East Lodge # 928 in Birmingham, AL. Jesse is survived by 2 sons, Jesse Cooper Stinson III (Melissa), Charles Franklin Stinson, and daughter Sally Orliene Stinson. He has 2 grandchildren, Luke Roberts Stinson (Shawna) and Bethany Rebeca Rusnak (Logan) as well as 2 great-grandchildren, Trager Roberts Stinson and Ryder Lane Stinson. His loving family pets, Fred, Penny, Pablo and Gertie. Visitation for Jesse will take place on Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 10-11am at South Highland Presbyterian Church to be followed by the funeral service at 11 AM with graveside at 2:45 PM at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevalo. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be given to South Highland Presbyterian Church 2035 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35255 to support Jesse's ministry for people with mental illness.