Kynzi Rae Cooper

October  12th, 2013 January  23rd, 2024
Asheville, NC
Kynzi Rae Cooper

A life that touched so many hearts will be forever remembered.  A smile that changed the atmosphere of the room.  A heart that loved so unselfishly.  “ - Anonymous

From the Family...

Kynzi's favorite colors were teal, pink, and purple; the colors of a unicorn. She loved to sing, spend time with her sisters and friends, and bring hugs and smiles to her parents and extended family. Kynzi’s love was contagious and the joy she brought to our family encourages us to grow even deeper in our faith, in our character, and in our community. This webpage will be our family’s communication point with everyone. A place where we can all share memories and photos of Kynzi. We will update it with information regarding her Celebration of Life Ceremony and can also be the way to sign up to provide food or funds to help cover medical and ceremony expenses. We are grateful for the role each of you had in her life and continue to have in the life of our family now. We praise God for each of you as we walk through this time.


Memory wall

Post your condolences or share your Memories.

June 29, 2024
I love Kynzi. Every time I was down there she was. Cheering me up. After this girl did everything to me I thought I send her a little message. Pray to god Pray to Jesus Everybody. I love you Kynzi you will never be forgotten. And I’m crying a water fall right now.😢😢🕊And SINCE Kynzi was very nice I thought do something to her. Love her. Care for her. I Pray. And Ella is my new best friend Kynzi! We are a group of three!🥹
Harmony Edwards
March 4, 2024
Kynzi was a special friend to Ella. Sending you all love and peace.
Cora Dunlap
February 12, 2024
My sincerest sympathy to the Armstrong and Cooper family. God has given another Angel to watch and protect over you all. Peace. Love and prayers during this time.. blessings.
Suzette H
February 12, 2024
Thank you everyone so much on behalf of the Armstrong/Williams family for your ongoing love and support during this devastating time. Your thoughts, prayers, words, etc are felt and deeply appreciated. Kynzi's beautiful spirit, smile, and heart will forever be felt and never forgotten. Thank you all, again.
Natalie Williams
February 3, 2024
Renee & Phillip - While, I did not Kenzie personally - I do know Renee & Juliana, from when I had Juliana in my childcare class at the Child Care Center of First Presbyterian Church, Asheville and I want to let you both know that I am so very sorry for your loss....
Although, I didn't see you there, it was important to me to come say my goodbyes, yesterday at Kynzie's viewing, to a precious soul taken from this life far too soon ( God needs her more above than on this earthly plane )
My heart is so deeply grieved in your loss of Kynzie; as it is not only your loss; but, the communities' loss, as well....
Godspeed and blessings and peace to you in the days ahead....
Abby Bates
February 3, 2024
Kynzi you were and will always remain a radiant courageous Spirit. In the brief time I had to privilege of knowing you, I was deeply humbled by your ability to remind people of the magic and joy to be found in the present moment. Praying for peace.
jeff firewalker
February 3, 2024
My precious baby sister .. oh how i am going to miss you running up to me and giving me the biggest hug everytime i came up to NC🥺. You would let the whole world know i was YOUR BIG SISTER . All the memories we had together, i will cherish them forever and ever 💜. i love and miss you very much beautiful girl .

Your Big Sis (NayNay)
Big Sister Naomi 💜
February 2, 2024
Kynzi was in my preschool class. She was such a joy and a Blessing. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. My prayers are with you all.🙏🏾❤️
Ann Davis
February 2, 2024
We continue to lift you before the throne for His perfect peace and comfort to cover each of you. We love you!
Kevin & Shekinah Schwartz
February 2, 2024
Kynzie was such a love and light to my whole entire family’s life, she was such a sweet friend to my daughter and gave me the best hug every time I saw her. I will never forget her. Rest in peace sweet angel.
Megan Brooks
February 2, 2024
Our hearts are broken. Kynzi was one of the kindest and most generous children this world has ever known. She was a bright light and wherever she was, she made people happier just by being her sweet self. We love her dearly.
The Andersons
February 2, 2024
When life throws us a hard ball, I thank GOD that HE has aloud us to have made
memories with such beautiful souls as Kynzi.

Uncle RICK
Richard Montgomery
February 2, 2024
Phillip, may you and your family feel comforted by beautiful memories and the love of the community you love so well
Erin Braasch
February 1, 2024
Our hearts goes out to each of you at this time! You'll are in our thoughts and prayers. She had a lot of people that loved her dearly, and she will be truly missed. Rest in paradise beautiful!
Brandy M. & Parish S.
February 1, 2024
Kynzi was such a precious little girl she used to get mad at me whenever I used to call her that we used to fight over who sat with Debbie on the bus from the sweet hugs to the sweet messages she would write to me she will be loved, and she will be missed❤️🤞🏽
Devin Smith
February 1, 2024
Kynzi was a beautiful girl whose smile lit up every room and her hugs were spirit-lifting. Her exuberant, bubbly, and fun personality was contagious and she was a bright light in this world. She will always be remembered. We shared our love for the color teal, for things that sparkle, and our faith. She is deeply loved and missed. I will continue to pray for the family, especially Leslie, Philip, and Renee. Much love.
Britney Ross
February 1, 2024
It was a joy to know her. What a bright and sweet light! Loved making art with Kynzi at YTL 2021.
Amy Monroe
January 31, 2024
Kynzi is pure joy and sunshine! Shine bright sweet Kynzi!
Sue McCutcheon
January 31, 2024
Phillip, and family, we are so sorry. You will carry her with you forever and she will always be with you. We will praying for all of you guys for the days to come. Love Jesse & Alex Tochterman.
Jesse tochterman
January 31, 2024
Philip, Renee, and your family: Much love to you as you celebrate Kynzi Rae’s life, always and forever a vibrant, present, inspiring, and loving part of you. Kynzi will carry forward with you and in you every day and in every moment, beautifully.
Ray Hemachandra
January 31, 2024
Kynzi or I liked to call her “Benz” was the sweetest soul I’ve ever encountered while navigating my way here at Montford, from us playing badminton everyday here at after-school, to helping her with her homework every week, being my forever chosen snack helper and feeling mysterious slime from time to time she was always a joy to be around! I’m gonna miss hearing you greet every staff and coming in with hugs everyday! Love you Benz🩷
Samiyyah Hassan
January 31, 2024
Kynzi was in my art classes at FDNS. What an unbelievably sweet and caring human being. She was always giving me notes of gratitude and encouragement and hugs. Her awareness and appreciation were truly inspirational, grace filled, and exemplary. What a sweetheart. Sweet Juju I am hugging you in my heart. Leslie and Philip and the rest of Kynzi’s sweet family my heart goes out to you all, thank-you for sharing her with us. Her smile was a gift, a precious precious gift. I will aways think of her when I see cotton candy clouds. She said she dreamt of cotton candy clouds.
Heather Ward
January 31, 2024
Phillip, Change Agent #1, I am so heartbroken for you and your family. Wishing you all strength in this terrible, terrible time.
Channah VanRegenmorter
January 31, 2024
Our hearts are broken for you in your loss. We are holding all of you and Kynzi in the Light.
Eric Jackson & Kathy LaMotte
January 30, 2024
Dear Coop, I’m sending you and your family love during this heartbreaking time. You are in my prayers.
Margarita Gonzalez
January 30, 2024
I recall how you always volunteered to help pass out bibles, pens, or any thing needed for the lesson in eKidz Motion! You’re light burnt so bright! Helping others always! Thank you for touching my life and countless others.
Christy Shortridge
January 30, 2024
Kynzi is one of the most special kids we've been blessed to know and serve at Montford. We all adored her and the way she just effortlessly could bring a smile to all of us. From her first day on she had nothing but a positive impact on the staff and other kids. We were so blessed to know her and heartbroken with her loss. It's clear she was loved by many. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to her family. Kynzi you will be deeply missed and I will miss my daily roasting.
Seth Jackson
January 30, 2024
Sweet Kynzi, your contagious smile and kind heart will forever be missed in this world. I truly wish I had words to express my condolences to the family and community. Until we can hug you again, watch over us angel💜
Amanda and Carolina
January 30, 2024
My heart goes out to each and every soul that has felt the pain of the loss for this precious little girl. Praying for peace and comfort during these hard times. 🙏
Monica Wright
January 30, 2024
Kynzi I just can't believe you're really really gone. I hope you know I love you so much and you are such a beautiful little girl and you will always be in my heart. You always made everybody so happy and changed their mood around if they were mad or upset. It just feels so unreal to me that you're not gonna be here anymore and you were so young, just a baby and God decided it was your time to go even though we might not like it. You had an impact on everybody you came around. You were our little rae of sunshine. You were literally supposed to outlive me but I guess not. Fly high our little angel we probably won't ever get over this one. Love you lots and I can't wait to come see you. I sit here and think about you and all of our fun memories. I'm crying just writing this. My little cousin shouldn't be gone.. She was supposed to grow up, and be an amazing and wonderful sweet, goofy, bright girl. Oh how im gonna miss you everytime im at bigmamas and i want someone to play with and talk to no one to play airplane with and spinning in circles with our eyes closed in bigmamas hallway, playing barbies, even though sometimes it may annoyed me. We got to come into the year of 2023 and I'm so happy but now we don't get to enjoy you anymore. I love you sooooo much and I can't take this pain without you. Just seeing my mama and bigmama breaking down the way they it hurts me, we miss you so much I'm going to try my best to be strong for auntie and Londyn. Love you Kynz 10/12/2013-1/23/2024
Kevaya Porter
January 30, 2024
To the all the family and loved ones, we offer out. sincere condolences for the loss of Kynzi. There are no words to express how our hearts are affected by the news. But I will commend to your spirit that through it all God is still with you and will wipe away all tears in due time. So keep your head up so that God knows he's still got your attention.
Matthew Bacoate and Family
January 30, 2024
We love you guys and praying for the Lord to comfort you in the way that only He can during this time.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted…
Victor and Shanna
January 29, 2024
Phillip, William and family,
I have no words except just know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I can not imagine how you must feel. This is not easy for you. You are not alone.
Much Love
Amanda Palacios
January 29, 2024
Dear Phillip & family,
As a mother of daughters close to Kynzi's age, my heart aches for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you and your family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow!
The Simpson
January 29, 2024
I first met Kynzi in preschool. She was always a good friend and had the prettiest smile! I will truly miss her!
Tarryn Simpson
January 29, 2024
I send my sincere condolences and love to Kynzi's family and community
Evan Ashkin
January 29, 2024
Please know I am holding you all so close to my heart. There hasn't been a day that has gone by that I haven't been thinking of you all. I will continue to send all of my love and prayers your way.

Whitney Rea
Whitney Rea
January 29, 2024
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
[4]............. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.

In physical absence we grieve but in the spirit we rejoice.

Praying for balance for The Coopers
Michael and Belinda Hall
January 29, 2024
Dear Philip and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for God's loving and comforting touch be with you all. You are in my prayers.
Sherri Davis
January 29, 2024
As a mom of daughters close to Kynzi's age, my heart is so heavy for you and your family! I am so sorry! May God bring comfort and hope until you see her again. It sounds like she was a wonderful girl.
Rebecca Loli
January 29, 2024
I have not even had the great pleasure to meet your precious Kynzi yet her existence has made an impact on my life through the sharing of those who do know her.

Your love for this precious daughter of Jesus so deep and your loss so great. Know that many of us weep with you and continue to pray for you as you miss precious Kynzi.

Prayers of comfort and prayers that even in your grieving you will experience wi does of joy as Kynzi’s light continues to shine on you as you share all your wonderful memories of her.

My deepest sympathies until you are joined again and for the rest of eternity.
Gail Stashick
January 29, 2024
Words are inadequate. I wish you peace and healing.
Beth Stewart
January 29, 2024
Cooper and Armstrong families,

We are in sadness with you and praying for God's peace over each of these families and households.
Whenever I hear Kynzi (or K dot) I think about this image Philip shared with us from New Vision Church of her sitting with Granny ("if you live right..."). I also think about how our families have been connected for so long. YWCA, New Vision Church, Elevation Church, YTL, community involvement... Lyrik thinks a lot about their experiences together at YTL and Naeem says Kynzi is the one that was always hitting Trayson...

Sending so much love. Thinking of all of the family during this time.

We love you guys.
Kim, Naeem, Trayson, and Lyirk
(video link)
Akbar Family (Naeem, Kim, Trayson, Lyik)
January 29, 2024
Sweet Leslie my thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you young lady
Patricia Carol Rhyne
January 29, 2024
Philip may the peace that only God can provide be given to you and your family. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Matthew Henry
January 29, 2024
Hello Phillip and Family,
I just heard the sad news about your beautiful little daughter. I cannot imagine a greater hurt than losing a child. I wish there was something I could do to help. If so, please let me know. I am sending heartfelt condolences and will be praying for your peace and comfort.
With Sympathy,
Dianne Ables
Dianne Ables
January 28, 2024
I had the honor of meeting this beautiful spirit when she interviewed for the Ruby Mayfield scholarship. I immediately thought she was extraordinary. She lit up the room with her presence. Her energy fierce, and her singing touched everyone in the room. I never forgot that day, and I know she made somebody smile every day. She had no idea how many lives she touched by simply being around us. I grieve your loss and I celebrate her life.
Israel Mayfield
January 28, 2024
Sending heartfelt prayers to the entire family. We ask God to comfort each of you as only he can, and to guide you through each day.
We love y'all.

Tony, Christina, Kyla and Julia
Christina Darity
January 28, 2024
Kynzi, our class will not be the same without you. Your smile and your giggle brought so much joy to everyone. I am so grateful for the time I got to spend with you and will cherish the memories I have of you forever.
Krystal Frazer
January 28, 2024
We are praying for comfort and strength for all the family and friends of sweet Kynzi! May God bless you all 🙏 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Melinda and Lewie Grooms
January 28, 2024
Dear Coop and family, There's absolutely no words to express how sorry we are about the loos of Kynzi. May the precious memories you had together carrie you through these hard season. Think and uplifting you all in prayer - Rocio Anderson - NCCHWA
Rocio Anderson
January 28, 2024
Philip and family, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. May your love, family, faith and friends hold you tight. You are in my thoughts.
Julie Wharton
January 28, 2024
My deepest sympathy to you and your family sorry for your loss 🙏🏿
Shelia Simpson
January 28, 2024
Phillip and family
My deepest condolences to your family for your loss my dear friend
Matt Lockwood
January 28, 2024
Kynzi was the most joyful person I knew and an amazing friend and I will miss her so much❤️

Zellle Gallagher
January 28, 2024
Kynzi was a good friend. She was kind and funny. I am sorry for your loss. - Rigney

Leslie and Philip, thank you for bringing us Kynzi, a ball of energy and love. Her unconditional love and open-heartedness is a gift to the world and a model to live up to. Words cannot express our deepest sympathies for your family. - Roslyn
Rigney Otahal and Roslyn Clapp
January 28, 2024
Phillip and Family,

Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about the loss of your baby girl, Kynzi. I pray that you find healing, peace, and strength during this most difficult time and for all the moments thereafter.

With love,

Keila Marlin
Keila Marlin
January 28, 2024
Our hearts our heavy with sadness to hear of your loss. Know that we are thinking of you and your family. Sending prayers. Chris &Jon Miles
Christine & Jon Miles
January 28, 2024
Sending continuous prayers for you during your time of sorrow 🙏
Horace Mazyck
January 28, 2024
Kynzi sweet girl you were taken to soon from this earth❤️ I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and spending time with you and your sisters it was an honor to babysit and be apart of your life you were so full of joy and laughter always made me laugh you will and are so missed ❤️❤️❤️
Nevaeh kirschbaum
January 28, 2024
Kynzi Rae, you have completely broken my heart. I’m so thankful that I’ve gotten to be apart of your life and watch you grow. I’m gonna miss you so so much. I’m gonna miss your beautiful smile and your sweet voice. I’m gonna miss all the many adventures me, you, Juju and Rosa have made. You were so kind, pure and loving. You gave the best hugs and you knew how to put a smile on my face every chance you got. I loved how you always reminded me of how I was “the best babysitter in the world”. I loved being your babysitter/sister. I’m gonna miss all the talks we had together and me answering all your questions, you were so smart and beautiful. I’m gonna miss you making me laugh, your laugh was so contagious, you were just so silly. You were a literal “Rae of Sunshine” ☀️. I’ll forever cherish all the little gifts you gave me when I came over. I’ll forever cherish all the memories I’ve made with you. You will forever be in my heart. Babysitting won’t be the same without you, but I know me and your sisters will make the best of it 🫶🏾 . Continue to shine your light baby. I love you forever Kynzi. - Best Babysitter 🩵
DeAsia Little
January 28, 2024
My sweet kynzi how I going to miss you soooooo much you was my everything a auntie could ask for we had the best time ever I will neaver forget you ever you light up a room with your smile laugh and had the best conversation you would always make me feel better no matter how I was feeling you always made your auntie Shellie smile no matter what I have so meny memories with you from the time you was a baby until now you mean so much to me and I will always cherish your memories bbygirl I will neaver forget you I miss and love you sooooo much I thank you for being the best neice and always loveing me so much I miss talking to you and FaceTimeing you hearing your laugh your hugs hearing you say heyyyyy aunt Shellie with so much excitement and giveing me those big best hugs ever I love you so so much
Aunt Shellie
January 27, 2024
Kynzi was a Great, fun,kind amazing friend she would always sit with me for breakfast, and the dogwood building and her smile brighten my day
Anima perasso
January 27, 2024
Kynzi was always such a joy in CR. Always helping with her sisters and other children. My heart goes out to her family. I know she’s in heaven but here our hearts hurt. Prayers and love.
Susan Jayne
January 27, 2024
I'm so sorry. I can't imagine your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Jed Godfrey
January 27, 2024
My heart is sad but I have no doubt she’s in Heaven with her Lord. Kynzi was one of the sweetest kids I know! She lit up the room and was the life of the party. She loved to worship at Celebration Place and lead the Serenity prayer. She would get so excited when she would tell her stories. She also loved frozen grapes. She would ask for them every time. The word that comes to mind for her is “joyful”! She will always have a special place in my heart! Sending lots of love and prayers to the Coopers and Armstrong families! Much love to Phillip, Renee, Julionna and Rosa!😍🙏🏻
Carol McCrary
January 27, 2024
While I didn’t get to know Kynzi personally, I had the joy and pleasure of serving with her parents, who served the Lord with such passion and zeal as they loved on others so well. Kynzi no doubt had great parents who taught and showed her Jesus. My heart goes out to all of you and I pray for peace and comfort from the Holy Spirit during such a time of grief and mourning. May the Lord sustain you. Much love to all.
Alyson Rabiipour Quinn
January 27, 2024
My entire family is sending our condolences and uplifting prayers. Love you my Brother
Terence Streeter
January 27, 2024
Kynzi always made me smile when she entered clubhouse at church. She made the room brighter just by being present. She was there my first day and my last at elevation. I will always cherish the memories we made, the laughs we had together, and her genuine love for Jesus. She’s Gods hype girl now. My favorite Angel 🙏🏼 I love her dearly and she will always be missed. She marked my heart forever.
Sara Bullock
January 27, 2024
My Sweet Niece! Oh how you inspired me with your love for Jesus and how strong you were in your faith. May your life continue to minister to all of us who knew you and to those who didn’t. May many come to Christ by hearing how faithful you were to the Lord and May GOD be glorified in it all. Rest well my sweet princess until we meet again! ❤️🙏🏾🔥 Auntie Parris
Parris Finley
January 27, 2024
Condolences to the family in the passing of their beautiful daughter. Continue to hold on to God unchanging hand. 🙏🏽⚘️
Apostle Miriam Hunt
January 27, 2024
Kynzi Im gonna miss you so much. I love you my beautiful little cousin, you were the goofyest, smartest, funest, and brightest and best littlest cousin a person could ask for. I love you Aunt Leslie and Londyn. Well get through this somehow.
Kevaya Porter
January 27, 2024
We are so saddened to hear this news of your precious girl. Know that we are praying for you daily for strength during this difficult time. May God continue to be with your wonderful family and bring peace and rest.

Nolan and Emily Cole
Emily Cole
January 27, 2024
So sorry,This is truly heart breaking, We are definitely praying for this family, There's just nothing any human can do to remove this kind of pain,It's going to take a Heavenly touch through Jesus Christ and the blessed assurance of knowing you will see her again, Just like King David said,Nothing I can do to bring them back, But I can go to them,May God bless you all in Jesus mighty name...
Sonny Higdon
January 27, 2024
1 John 5:13

We believe in the foundation you planted in your daughter, and we know she’s alive today with King Jesus. We ask God to carry you in your grief, and we rejoice in the faith you have knowing that He will sustain you.

We continue to pray for you and your family.
Frank & Julie Moody
January 27, 2024
Philip and family. My heart aches for your loss. Words will not fill the hole that her loss has created in your hearts but sending love and light to you all.

I feel fortunate one inclement weather day to get to play with Kynzi in the mock early childhood classroom in A-B Tech’s Education Department where I worked and saw Philip often. Kynzi and I played and painted. We talked and pretended. She was such a bright little light. May her memory shine brightly in your hearts and the hearts of all who knew her.
Jennifer Bosworth
January 27, 2024
I'm sorry for your loss I wish I could be there to tell you this personally. I'll be praying for you and the family. I'm sorry Coop.
Jenn Camp
January 27, 2024
I was lucky enough to photograph Kynzi a number of times at LEAF and with Melissa.
More than once she reduced me to tears, making me feel lyrics I’d known my entire life for the first time. What a beautiful human
Steve atkins
January 27, 2024
What a special, special little girl. Kynzi radiated light, warmth, compassion, positive energy, enthusiasm, and humor. She will be truly missed.
Kelsey Goss
January 27, 2024
Nana Pam loves you and miss u baby girl your smile will brighten heaven up even more
Pamela Glover


There will be an open viewing where family and friends can pay their respects and share their condolences on Friday, February 2nd at Harvest Time Asheville from 3:00-7:00 PM.

Please join us to celebrate Kynzi who left her mark on all of our lives. While we mourn this great loss of our precious girl, we also aim to cherish the moments shared and the joy she brought to each of us. Please do not wear your typical funeral attire. This is a Celebration of Life so please come as you are and consider even wearing your favorite hoodie and crocs if you got ‘em. Your presence would mean a great deal to us during this time of celebration, remembrance and reflection.

Harvest Time Asheville (Church)
225 Summit St
Asheville NC 28803

Biltmore Church-West Campus 
509 Smokey Park Hwy
Candler, NC 28715


February 2nd, 2004  3-7pm

February 3rd, 2024  4:00pm


In honor of our beloved Kynzi Rae Cooper, we invite you to contribute to the costs that her family will incur with the medical and funeral expenses.

We have also set up two meal train plans

For the family of Philip Cooper:
For the family of Leslie Armstrong:

Together, let us continue the legacy of compassion and kindness that Kynzi Cooper embodied throughout her life.

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