Nathanael Owen Cooper, age 20

Lost to gun violence on March 2, 2019 in Springfield, Virginia.

Photo sources:

News sources:

Also killed was:

1567 candles have been lit for Nathanael.
Light a candle for Nathanael.

The people with the most candles in the past 24 hours are featured on our homepage.

Ask your friends to light a candle or come back tomorrow to light another candle for Nathanael.

You can add to Nathanael's profile:

  • Nickname:
    4 A candel for a sweet guy
    3 Dottie Adkins I did not now you personally but you have many friends that love you
    3 ❤️
    4 SHADOW
    4 Mr. Cooper
  • Number of children:
    4 Brasen Nathanael Cooper Ralda
  • Personality:
    7 Generous, caring, quirky and always a comedian
    8 He had a big heart and always thought of others before himself. Love ya mom
    6 loving, funny, helpful, and selfless are only a few words to describe Nathan.💜
    4 the best person i knew💛
  • Occupation:
    4 Preacher
  • Workplace:
  • Schools attended:
    8 Lincoln county high school
  • Comments:
    9 Devoted son and brother. Exceptional man
    7 i miss you so much little brother
    5 Very bright, loving , outspoken ,
    5 so long brother see you again soon
    4 Always fun to be around! Fly high buddy
    6 he was so sweet and caring fly high and watch over all of us down here
    5 Such a kind soul taken too soon!
    7 sorry i couldnt be there i wouldve took the bullet for you
    6 could light up the world if he wanted...practically a couple always together i love and miss you
    4 im glad i met you when you went to school with my brothers.
    5 so caring, and a great guy, glad i knew you for the few years that i had to do that
    4 You were an amazing friend, and always so funny throughout school. rest easy, buddy.
    4 A very good caring friend that was always there for me and i will miss you so much fly hig bubby❤️❤️
    4 you will be missed for sure!
    4 You were so amazing to hang aroung at church and VBS I love you bub😭❤️
    9 You were charming and unique, I miss you so much baba💙😭
    6 you will be missed!! fly high nathan!! 💕😭 you were a wonderful person
    6 If I could change this I would! I miss you so much! I love you with all my heart!
    7 you will never be forgotten. fly high nathan
    6 Rest in peace Nathan, Godbless you buddy.
    5 rip Nate, we will miss you very much! -mp
    6 forever in our hearts
    6 You will always be my hero! Love and miss you so much
    6 I miss you more and more everyday
    13 We got to hear your baby’s heartbeat today it was a wonderful experience. I wish you could be here
    6 miss you man!
    8 i miss you every day little brother
    6 You was right the baby is a little boy
    3 For Nate from Meme
    2 💚💚💚
    2 love and miss him
    2 ❤️
    4 You gave us a precious grandson. I’ll make sure he knows all about you.
    3 Sure do miss ya so much Bud.
    3 sadly missed
    4 Your son Brasen Nathanael is growing up fast. He’s so smart and so much like you. 💙
    4 i miss you more and more everyday uncle Nathan i love you so much ❤

Other nearby fatal shootings: