Cooper Ballinger

January 13, 2010, August 01, 2017

Cooper Wayne Ballinger

Cooper Wayne Ballinger, 7, of China, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at University Health Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana. He was born on January 13, 2010, to Ashley Goodeaux Ballinger and James “Jimbo” Ballinger, in The Woodlands.

Cooper was in Gifted and Talented classes at China Elementary and at the top of his Accelerated Reading class. He was very creative, loved to make others smile, and always saw past others difficulties. Cooper loved to color and draw, read, hunt, and sing and dance at the top of his lungs. He loved loud and proud.

Survivors include his parents, Ashley and Jimbo Ballinger of China; brothers, Jackson Ballinger and Sawyer Ballinger; maternal grandparents, Kim and Paul Goodeaux of China; paternal grandmother, Doris Ballinger of Beaumont; uncle, Keith “Skillet” Goodeaux and his wife, Jill “Jillabean”, of Sour Lake; aunts, Robin Williams and her husband, Jeremy, of Beaumont and Lynett Howe of Bridge City; cousins, Bryn Goodeaux, Shelby Roberts, Jacob Bandy, Taylor Bandy, Gabby Howe, Drew Howe, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Shorty Ballinger.

A gathering of Cooper’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at China Cemetery, China.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the China Elementary School Library, 605 Henderson Avenue, China, Texas 77613.


gathering of family and friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, August 05, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
funeral service
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Sunday, August 06, 2017
2:30 p.m.
China Cemetery
Cemetery Rd China, TX 77613

Comments (36)

  • Thibodeaux Family

    07 August 2017 at 03:11 | #

    Oh, our precious Cooper. What an incredible blessing you have been to our family and especially our Aubrey Loree’. You have loved deeply and shared your love of life with us. You forever changed us, sweet boy. We just know that you are showing our beloved Adalyn that same love and beautiful smile. Jimbo and Ashley, know we are holding you close in our hearts and prayers. We are here for you both for weeks, months, and years to come. May God give you comfort and may you find hope knowing that we will see Cooper Wayne’s beautiful smile once again.

    The Thibodeauxs
    Brandon, Erin, Grayson, & Aubrey Loree’


  • Jennifer Ellis

    05 August 2017 at 21:23 | #

    condolences to you and your famiLy during this time. We are so sorry for your and your family's loss. Prayers for everyone.


  • Lisa Weiler

    05 August 2017 at 01:58 | #

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Ashley and jimbo for close to 15 years and seeing their family grow and putting family first when others don't or can't. They found a Way, movie nights, side by side rides, riding to nannies for breakfast. And daddy days with donuts. We have all been furtunate to stay in contact even when you moved away. But, knowing you are right there when we need you. Now you need us, we may be there in spirit, in person or in prayer. But, we will be there to help you continue to be amazing parents and make sure that jackson and sawyer are able to be reminded of the sweet brother they had. It will be celebrating that sweet cooper everyday. Remembering him daily in a happy form, he is your permanent elf on a shelf to watch over eaCh of you. All the things that made your family of five great will one day make your family better. We never know our reason on earth, we never know why it is cut short. But, we cAn not stop living in coopers light he will give you strength if you let him. I love you guys and i hate i can not be there this weekend. But i am here if you need me in any form.


  • April Revel Tindol

    04 August 2017 at 21:50 | #

    To the family especially parents and brothers of Cooper - memories of our baby Coop at chinaberry treehouse were always good ones. He was such a beautiful baby and we all loved him and Still do very much. Praying for your family. Fly high with Jesus Coopster. You will always be loved. From Miss ApIe


  • Barry and Vickie Dubose

    04 August 2017 at 21:04 | #

    Ashley, our hearts break for you and your family. Know that Cooper is in Heaven wrapped in God's love. There are no words to express our sympathy and sadness for your family. Cooper and you will forever be in our prayers.


  • Lynne

    04 August 2017 at 16:16 | #

    Dear Jimbo and Ashley. There are no words which can even express this pain and loss, but know that the lord is with you and will provide the comfort and strength you need at this time and for the future. You and your sweet family are in my prayers. In his precious love, Lynne Masters (Cory's Mom)


  • Vicky Crews Vincent

    04 August 2017 at 12:46 | #

    Kim you gave me my 1st job at Montgomery Ward.
    Ashley you were a grade ahead of me at HJ.
    May you all find the strength during this difficult time. I cannot even imagine the pain, my deepest sympathies to all of you.


  • Karyn Craus

    04 August 2017 at 04:34 | #

    Been praying for your family non-stop since I heard. Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding. I can't imagine.


  • Jennifer & Harry Wilkins

    04 August 2017 at 04:14 | #

    Prayers for your sweet family,I pray God gives you strength and guidance through the most difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers, I can't begin to tell you how sorry we are, prayers for peace and comfort .


  • Leona and Mark Lindsey

    04 August 2017 at 03:57 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss...please know we are praying for you all


  • Cindy Carr

    04 August 2017 at 03:12 | #

    Oh Ashley, I am so very sorry... wish no one ever had to endure what you and your family are experiencing, may you find peace and comfort from those who care.


  • Megan Lewis

    04 August 2017 at 01:42 | #

    Ashley, Jimbo and the boys- I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Cooper. Christian talked about him often. I can only imagine the pain and heartache your family is experiencing right now. No words can take the pain away, but I pray that through all of us, we can help ease it some. Cooper has one of the most memorable little smiles. With love we pray...please let us know if we can help in any way.


  • Ronald H. Johnson and Lou Ann Johnson

    04 August 2017 at 01:23 | #

    Dear Ashley and Jimbo, We have walked through this valley and know that there is none other like it. Trust in your God and also your friends because both are important. Your heart will eventually heal. God's love will sustain.


  • Ronnie Tobias-Grant

    04 August 2017 at 01:15 | #

    Ashley and Jim,
    I am so saddened by this awful news. What a handsome boy :(. May you find some comfort that your old friends here at St Luke's Hospital, have you and your Family in our prayers. My deepest condolences...


  • Ruth Sonnier

    04 August 2017 at 01:00 | #

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.


  • Brandy Mize

    04 August 2017 at 00:59 | #

    You probably don't even remember me but I was there that tragic day. My prayers are with you all. My heart breaks for you. Rest easy little man.


  • Karen Mcconnell Grove

    04 August 2017 at 00:55 | #

    Ashley, words cannot express the sympathy I have for you. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. May God wrap you & your family in his arms with love & understanding during this time.


  • The O'Neal Family

    04 August 2017 at 00:54 | #

    Praying for you and your family in this difficult time. Emma loved Cooper - always such a kind boy to all of his classmates at China. We are so sorry for your loss!


  • Becky and Rodney Ames

    04 August 2017 at 00:09 | #

    Ashley, your work family is grieving this tremendous loss of sweet Cooper with you and Jimbo. Sawyer and Jackson are in our prayers too. Please know that you are loved and supported. Our hearts ache for you and everyone wishes we could take away your pain. Please know that little Cooper is in Heaven. Our heartfelt prayers are with you and your entire family. We are here for you, anything you need, please ask. We all love you. Becky


  • Lee & Kim Tack

    03 August 2017 at 23:43 | #

    Your family is in our prayers. So very sorry for the pain you're feeling and your loss.


  • Wendy Cuniff

    03 August 2017 at 23:30 | #

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Ya'll have been & will continue to be in my prayers.


  • Adonis and Larry Watson

    03 August 2017 at 23:23 | #

    To the Ballinger family---- we send you our prayers and deepest condolences during this difficult time. We are praying for God's comfort and peace to be upon your entire family. So sorry for your loss.


  • Ali Blanchard

    03 August 2017 at 23:09 | #

    My heart hurts for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Ed and Lisa De La Morena

    03 August 2017 at 23:07 | #

    To the Ballinger Family, we send you our deepest condolences and prayers during your time of grieving. Just know that your son is in heaven with our lord and his angels.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Always.


  • Regan Corbello

    03 August 2017 at 23:06 | #

    Oh my little super cooper dooper...where do I even BEGIN...when Grammy D called me and told me every single memory came rushing back to me and my most favorite was when you were about 4 months old and I was pregnant with Michael and I would sit u on my belly and she would kick you and your little face that you would make was absolutely PRICELESS...I just can't believe you're really gone but always remember my little super cooper aunt regeebaby Loves you higher than the angels fly and you will forever be in memory and heart... Ashley and Jimbo you know I'm right here for you at anytime and if you need anything please call me I can't even begin to imagine your pain but just know god has gained an angel and he will always be here in SPIRIT...I love you and we will all get through this one day at a time ❤❤❤


  • Jason Foux

    03 August 2017 at 22:36 | #

    So very sorry for your loss. You and your families are in my prayers.


  • Barbara Roberson

    03 August 2017 at 22:21 | #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Cooper, but my heart is crying with your pain. I lost my daughter June 16. God be with you till you meet again..... I know your little angel is with him now.


  • Sandy Mihalov

    03 August 2017 at 22:03 | #

    My heart breaks with the news of such a dear loss. Sweet Cooper will stay forever young in our memories. I love you & Jimbo. Your entire family remain in my prayers.


  • Scott Campbell

    03 August 2017 at 21:59 | #

    We are so sorry. Your Winnie family grieves for your loss.


  • Erin Weather

    03 August 2017 at 21:58 | #

    Words can not express the loss that everyone that has ever met Cooper will feel. All of the funny things he did and said will forever be in my heart. My sweet litter Cooper I will miss you until we meet again


  • Slena Graves

    03 August 2017 at 21:48 | #

    Kim and Ashley. My heart goes to you during this difficult time. My thought and prayers are with you. If you need anything please call me.


  • Katie Wallis

    03 August 2017 at 21:41 | #

    Cooper was such a SWEET, funny boy and was a great friend to his peers. He made such an impact on everyone he met and will be missed by so many. Continued love and prayers to you, Jimbo, Ashley, Jackson, and Sawyer. Love, Tom, Katie and Keller Wallis


  • Codi Burgess

    03 August 2017 at 21:30 | #

    Ashley & Jimbo, good heavens above I would give anything to free you of this agony. I can't wrap my head around sweet Cooper flying with the angels. Greyson talks non-stop about playing chase with the 'China boys'. Please know we are here for you guys 24/7 no matter what the need. Sending all my love. Codi


  • Gerry Kirkland

    03 August 2017 at 21:30 | #

    Sorry for your loss. I was a sub a China Elementary and I remember Cooper very well. He was so sweet and helpful. God Bless each of you during this time. May god wrap you in his arms.


  • Ronnie and Judi BenoIt

    03 August 2017 at 21:26 | #

    God rest his sweet and precious soul and send his family, comfort, love and peace. You are all in our prayers.
    Miss Judi and Mr. Ronnie


  • Erin Funkhouser

    03 August 2017 at 21:14 | #

    Words cant express how saddened we are to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.


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