Pedro Robin Cooper was born in Nassau, Bahamas on October 31, 1965 to the late Stanley and the late Ruth Cooper. He was raised in an area of the Bahamas called Centreville. After finishing high school he set off to college in Hollywood, Florida to begin what would be his journey of being a life-long learner while serving others. His pursuit of self-improvement would eventually lead him to Chicago, Illinois to Chicago State University. Pedro went back for a master’s degree and achieved a doctorate of philosophy in strategic management in October 2018 from Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky where his dissertation work focused on the value of coaching employees a key area of his personal and professional interest.
Pedro spent his career coaching and developing people in various industries: telecommunications, IT, customer service and by serving as an adjunct professor in higher education. He truly believed that people were capable of achieving their highest potential with focus, hard work and faith. While working at AT&T, Pedro relocated to Davenport, Iowa where he met his wife Pamela in 2009. They were joined in holy matrimony on September 24, 2011 in Nassau, Bahamas. Pedro was a romantic gentleman that loved his wife affectionately and enjoyed a marriage filled with love, laughter and hope for the future. Their lives were uniquely woven together with love for their family, children, their beautiful grandchildren and for each other.
Pedro and his wife moved from Iowa to San Antonio, Texas in 2015 and to Houston, Texas in 2018. Pedro’s faith and belief that God was at the center of his life so he quickly made it a priority to find a new church home for his family to attend. He grew up in the Catholic Church singing in the choir as a young adult and participating in young adult ministries at St. Thomas More in Nassau. After a few Sunday’s of attending mass at Our Mother of Mercy, it was clear there was something special and it became the Cooper family’s church home. Pedro was a talented singer and wanted to use his gifts, so he joined the Young Adult Choir in January 2019 and remained a faithful member until his passing.
January 2019 was also a time that Pedro decided to stand on his faith and was inspired to start a company called HCPI – Human Capital Performance International, LLC. It was a vision to put all of his formal training to work to help companies achieve better results from their employees through effective coaching. He worked tirelessly on his project and was prepared for the launch of the company.
Pedro shared many great friendships during his lifetime. He became a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and was initiated into Rho Gamma Gamma Chapter in 1999 in Chicago, Illinois. He loved his fraternity and what it meant to have a strong brotherhood. Pedro passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 when God called him home. Left behind to cherish his memory were a host of family and friends. Wife: Pamela Cooper Children: Chii Cooper, Justin Allen (stepson) Grandchildren: Aniyah, Justin, Amara and Bryson Allen Brothers: Ian and Tracy Cooper Father and Mother In-Law: Wilson and Essie Thomas Nieces: Loukishia, Kendra, Lavaughn, Kristin, Shanrec, Marcia, Kerstin, Taylor and JaNay Nephews: Stephan, Mario, Bernard, Tyler, Marcian Jr., Omar and Kamaal Cooper, Justin Knowles, Kevan, Jamaal, Kenyon and Jaylen Brothers and Sisters In-Law: Beverly, Denice and Sherry Cooper, Tina Thomas, Wilson and Hariri Thomas, Lee & Dr. Celeste Williams.
Other relatives and special friends include: Bridget Francis, Aunt Myrna Thompson, Uncle Robert and Aunt Sarah Ankum, Aunt Ann Rogers, David and Pam Clinton, Hampton Street Crew, Father Simeon Roberts, Father George Clements, Chuck Rankin, Donna Colebrooke and Family, Sarah Butterfield and Family, Stacy Davis, Sheldon Fagan, Ronald Scott, Joe Palmer, Sultan Farabee, Darnell Burtin, Myra Mitchell, Dwight Allen, Peter Ramsey, Horace White, Nassau Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.