Mary E. Copeland

Mary E. Copeland

Suffolk, VA
09.10.1932 - 12.21.2018

Mary Ellen Copeland passed away on December 21, 2018. She was born in Nansemond County, VA on September 10, 1932 to the late Jack and Irene Copeland.

She is survived by her brother, Jimmie Copeland and his wife Georgie Lee; nieces, Nancy C. D’Amico, Susan C. Vick (Mark), M.L. C. Cruey (Kelly).

 She attended Holland High School where she graduated in 1950, she went on to attend Madison College from 1950 until 1952 and finished at the Medical College of VA from 1952 until 1954. During that time, she achieved a Medical Technician Degree.  Mary Ellen went on to work for Duke University Hospital from 1954 until 1959. Norfolk General Hospital (now Sentara) was her next place of employment from 1959 until 1996, from which she retired. She was a member of Holy Neck Christian Church.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 3 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA with Pastor Dave Meadors officiating. A time a visitation will be held after the service. Burial will be private at the Copeland Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 6350 Center Dr. #102 Norfolk, VA 23502 or to the American cancer Society 4416 Expressway Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences may be offered at

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Jimmie, Bob and I are very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Please know that our prayers are with you. May God’s love and peace surround you all.

Candy Young

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.

Williams Family

Keith and I are praying for your family at this difficult time. We pray for peace that passes all understanding for all the family.

Joanie & Keith Hobbs

Sending our deepest sympathy to Jimmie, Georgie Lee and all the family for the loss of Mary Ellen. She was truly loved and cared for by you, and she is no longer suffering. Holding you all close in our hearts.

Bucky and Kay Hurley

We are so sorry for your loss. We were neighbors for several years...enjoyed talking with her when she took her dogs for a walk.

Becky Hayes and Annie Holland

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