Celestia Cooley, 66, of Fort Smith, formerly of New Orleans, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1952, in New Orleans. She was a retired case manager for the State of Louisiana, member of Pleasant Hills Baptist Church in New Orleans and widow of Thurman Cooley.

She is survived by a daughter, Nidjah Dyer of Fort Smith; two brothers, Irving Williams of Las Vegas and Sgt. Arnold Ray Dyer of San Antonio; and 11 grandchildren.

Burial will be at Providence Memorial Park in Metairie, La., under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home of New Orleans. Local arrangements were under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.