Tamela Cooper is the owner and operator of Banister Funeral Home and has been a Georgia licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2012. She is a graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and has been employed at Banister Funeral Home since April 2012. Tamela began working in the funeral industry in Cleveland, Georgia. Tamela is serving in her second term as Towns County Deputy Coroner.
Tamela resides in Towns County with her husband Marvin and youngest son Memphis who attends Towns County Middle School. Her daughter Mackenzie is a 2018 graduate of Towns County Comprehensive High School and studying Psychological Science at University of North Georgia. Tamela's oldest son Morgan is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic enlisted in the United States Army. Tamela has two step-sons, Andrew who is the sales manager at American TeleCenters and Wesley who is a 2018 graduate of University of Georgia.
Tamela is active in the community where she is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, supporter of the Towns County Emergency Management Agency, member of the National Funeral Director's Association and the Georgia Coroner's Association. Recently, through funeral home sponsorship, Tamela has been handing out life saving Vital Boards free to the community.