Louise Copeland

Louise Copeland

Louise Burgess Copeland, 90, of 400 Brite Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, December 10,2 012 at the Albemarle Hospital.   Born in Camden, NC she was the daughter of the late James Burgess and Jobie Mitchell Burgess and the wife of Leroy Copeland of the residence.  She was a homemaker and a member of City Road Untied Methodist Church, and the Matoaca Council # 10 Degree of Pocahontas.

 Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Betty Jo Raby and husband Mervin and Patricia Wice and husband Mark all of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Stacie Mason, Sherri Jones, Leslie Otts, Laura Murphy, Ben Albert, and Virginia Wasserberg; eight great grandchildren, former daughter-in-law, Margaret Colbert; sister-in-law, Juanita Kruger, and her caregiver, Catholene Cole.  She was pre-deceased by a son Jimmy Copeland.

 A funeral service will be Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at City Road United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles McKenzie officiating.  Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery.   The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday, immediately after the service at the church,and at other times at the residence.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Copeland family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Jo Ann and Mike Herring

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Louise was one of the first people I remember meeting when I first started attending City Road almost 30 years ago. She was always so kind and will be missed by many. You will be in our prayers in the days ahead.

    Jo Ann and Mike Herring

  2. Bessie Reid Ward

    To All of Ya’ll, how much I alway’s Loved Mrs. Copeland, my former next door neighbor and very dear friend .

    I’m so sorry to see this has happened ..

    I alway’s kept in touch after we moved .

    All of you are truely in my thought’s and Prayer’s.

    She and Mr. Leroy and family were alway’s so special to me and I’m so very sorry .


    Bess Ward

  3. Judy Bassett

    I was very saddened to hear of my great aunt’s passing. She was a lovely special lady and I was blessed to have met, know her and have her in my family. I send my condolences to her family members and friends whom will miss her so much.


  4. Phillip & Bonnie Jernigan

    Betty Jo, Mervin, Pat, Mark & family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you all during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Phillip & Bonnie Jernigan

  5. MaryAnn, David and Aaron Jordan

    Dearest Virginia, Pat, and your families,

    May God’s still, quiet voice breathe healing over all. And may Louise’s soul and the souls of all of the faithfully departed rest in peace.

    We love you,

    MaryAnn,David and Aaron

  6. Anne Burgess Jennings

    It was an honor and pleasure to have accompanied Mary J. Burgess when she went to visit Mrs. Louise and Mr. Leroy. They welcomed us into their home and we all had enjoyable conversations and memories of Camden County. I hope the family will please accept my sincere sympathy.

  7. Glenna Wyatt

    Dear Virginia and family,

    I hope you and your family will find some measure of comfort in knowing others care. You all, especially your Grandfather are in my prayers. I pray His grace is sufficient. May God bless you with loving, happy memories. I know your Grandmother will be missed by all who knew and loved her. With Sympathy, Glenna

  8. David and Helen Wilson

    Leroy and Family,
    It is so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people. Let cherished memories of Louise warm your heart every time you are feeling a loss. With Deep Sympathy,
    David and Helen

  9. Helen Harris

    Betty Jo , Mervin and family,
    So sorry to hear your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Steve and Helen Harris


    Gene and I want you to know your families are in our prayers. Memories from here on will keep in your heart. Treasure the time your family is together now and find joy in those memories.

  11. Donna Murray Caras

    Pat, Virginia and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy. Donna

  12. Teresa Hudson and Jeff O'Brien

    Hugs to all of Louise’s family and friends. I feel sure she will be missed by many – hopefully your special memories with her will bring you peace in the future.

  13. Sarah W. Todd

    I was so sorry to read of Louise’s passing. She was a good and faithfull member of Matoaca Council #10.She was always a lady in all she did. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.God grant peace and understanding to her family.
    Sarah w. Todd

  14. Carolyn Jones Barnes

    I was sorry to read of your mother’s passing Betty Jo and Pat. Please accept my condolence.

  15. David Copley

    Pat – Although we have left the area we want you to know that we are thinking about you and your family. We are sorry for your loss. David and Linda Copley

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