Georgie Harrell Copeland

Georgie Harrell Copeland

Suffolk, VA
09.08.1940 - 10.12.2020

Georgie Harrell Copeland, “Daw Daw”, went to be with her Lord on October 12, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Claudine N. and Emmett G. Harrell and sister Emma H. Gardner

Georgie was a life-long member of Holy Neck Christian Church. She taught in many different Sunday School Classes and sponsored the youth fellowship both for many years. She sang in the choir since a teenager and served as a deacon and was chair for a couple of years.

Georgie taught secondary Math in Suffolk Public Schools for 25 years and enjoyed teaching Algebra I. During her teaching career she co-sponsored the yearbook for 20 years and taught at Holland High, Forest Glen, Robertson Middle and Lakeland. She was a member of the Pilot Club of Suffolk, Inc. since 1991, where she especially enjoyed chairing the Brunswick Stew Project.

She is survived by her husband James C. Copeland; daughters Nancy D’Amico, Susan Vick (Mark), ML Cruey (Kelly); grandchildren Brittany V. Epperson (David), Reuben Vick, Jack D’Amico, and Abigail Vick; great grandchildren Hartley Mae and Josie Lee Epperson; step-grandchildren Amber Cruey (Travis) and Rachel Cruey; step great grandchildren Isabella, Ethan and Amelia; sisters Margaret Cobb and Mamie Sink; nieces and nephews Ronnie, Harrell, Lorain, Brenda, Curtis, Pam and Tracey; and special friend Shirley Weaver.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11 AM at Holy Neck Christian Church by Rev. Dr. Dave Meadors. Due to COVID-19 the seating in the church will be limited to family members and Pilot Club Members. The service will be broadcast on 101.5 FM in the church parking lot.  The family will receive friends (mask required, and social distance as required by COVID-19 Rules) at the home on Monday, October 19 until Wednesday, October 21, 2020. A private family inurnment will follow at the Norfleet Family Cemetery. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk is serving the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Neck Christian Church or to the Cancer Care Foundation, PO Box 12693, Norfolk VA 23541 and online at The family would like to thank the Medi Hospice Care team for all the care, guidance, and support in caring for Daw Daw. Condolences may be registered at

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Holy Neck Christian Church
4400 Holy Neck Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23437
United States


our sincerest sympathy is extended to the entire Copeland Family on the death of Geogie Lee. She was a dear friend to me and I shall never forget all the happy and fulfilling memories we shared through the years while living in the Holland area. She was truly a Godly woman and a true Christian servant. From our many times singing together at Holy Nec, to the Woman,s Fellowship Bazaars, to the Fellowship Meetings , I truly enjoyed her company and her energetic spirit. Heaven has gained a true servant of God . To Jimmie, and all the girls and their families, we mourn with you and celebrate a life well-lived.

Johnny and Joan Fowler Minter, Port Charlotte, Florida

Jimmy and family I am so sorry for the passing of Georgie Lee. She will be missed by so many in the Suffolk area. She has gained her wings and her suffering is relieved.

Judy Duke

Susan, Mark and Family.

We are sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Skip & Wanda (Scott) Collins

Skip & Wanda Collins

Jimmie and family, Our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of Georgie Lee. May you find comfort in the caring of friends and may all of your happy memories sustain you and bring you peace. Frank & Bobbie

Frank & Bobbie Piland

... a remarkable lady, a true friend and valued treasure to everyone she met....
Our families grew together in Holy was a family church...and everyone shared the joys...and the we do today. She touched, impressed, comforted, guided and...just made such an impact on so, so many lives both young and old.... I am blessed that she and all of her family have been a part of my life...
To Jimmie, the girls, Margaret and Mamie and the entire family ....and each one of us who shares this loss, my ...and prayers of support and peace.

Mark G Davidson

Mr. Copeland and family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Copeland was such a wonderful lady and we always enjoyed time spent around her. She fought valiantly and sje will truly be missed. Praise the Lord she is now with our Savior and completely healed.

Phil and Phyllis Lilly

Phil Lilly

To the Copeland family,
I am very sorry for your loss. I know she was a wonderful person, as she was always willing to help everyone even if she did not know you. She was an amazing teacher. She may not have been a guidance councilor but was always will to help with your issues no matter what. I know that she will always be with you all. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you all.

Edith Baird

Edith Baird (Austin)

Jimmie, I am very sorry to hear of Georgie Lee's passing. Praying for His peace that passes all understanding. Holding you and your family close in prayer.

Holly Ledbetter

Jimmie and family, thoughts and prayers to you as you mourn the loss of Georgie Lee, may the happy memories you've made through the years help to bring you peace.

Louise B. Noles

I have struggled with how to adequately express how having Daw Daw in my life impacted me. Words are so inadequate. My life, my heart and my soul were enriched. Her smile and spirit lifted me up whenever I saw her. She was a life force sent by God to be cherished forever. She embraced everyone she met as family. As lost as I feel without her, I can only imagine her families pain and loss. This is where words fail me. I am so very sorry. I know you all will find comfort knowing she is at peace, but I also know that does not fill the emptiness in your heart. Know I care, know I love you and know that she will live forever in my heart. I, as will Joe, be forever grateful to have been embraced by the love the Copeland family shared with us. God bless you all.

Debra and Joe Prescott


I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.


Kelli Cole

To the Copeland family, I was so saddened ro hear of your loss. Georfia was a beautiful person, so warm ans compassionate. I still have some of her homemade goodies in a basket and will save one for memories. I will truly miss her at the Pilot meetings. God has called one of his precious angels. May your many memories provide you with comfort during your time of grief. My prayers go out to you and family. Love and God Bless, Sarah Jean Walden

Sarah Walden

To the Copeland family, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Georgie was a beautiful person, so warm and compassionate. I still have some of her homemade goodies in a basket and will save one for memories. I will truly miss her at the Pilot meetings. God has called one of his precious angels. May your many memories provide you with comfort during your time of grief. My prayers go out to you and family. Love and God Bless, Sarah Jean Walden

Sarah Walden

Georgie was a very kind and special lady, she made a positive impact on so many. Praise God for such a wonderful Christian who brought so much life and love to others. We are praying for your family and so many that she touched.
in Christ love
Deborah & Mark Estienne

Deborah & Mark Estienne

Mrs Copeland was my neighbor growing up. Mary Linda (her youngest daughter) and I were the best of friends. She was the kindest person you could know. Not only was she my neighbor, but years later she was my Algebra I teacher. She always encouraged my love for math. She will be remembered and loved always. My condolences to the family.
Love you all,
Allison b.k.a. Missie

Allison Dildy Walden

Jimmie and Family,
We were saddened to learn of Georgie's passing. Surely there is rejoicing in Heaven as she is receiving her reward as a good and faithful Servant. Our thoughts, prayers and love to the Copeland and Harrell Families as you celebrate her life and mourn the loss of
of one had a great impact on her Community, her Church and her World. God Bless You.

Oscar and Margaret Fowler

I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Regina and David Thacker

Regina Rountree Thacker

It broke my heart to hear how sick Georgie Lee had become and now to hear she has passed. I know how much you love her and hope your wonderful memories of her can get you through this difficult time.
Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

Mark and Carol Bradshaw

Many good memories of Georgie from Holy Neck Church! Always had such a beautiful smile! My deepest sympathy to Jimmie, Mamie and the rest of the family. God bless and comfort each of you!

Trudy Fowler Smith

Jimmie and family, I just saw this and we send our sympathies. We enjoyed Georgie at the Bronco events and glad to have known her. Love and prayers.

Anne and HB Bryant

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