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Ray Coppersmith, Jr.

Posted By obits On May 18, 2020 @ 6:01 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 25 Comments

Ray Coppersmith, Jr. 77, formerly of Elizabeth City, NC died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, NC. He was born September 20, 1942 in Kinston, NC to the late Ray Coppersmith, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth DeBrule Coppersmith. He was an electrician, a member of the Elizabeth City Church of God and an honorable veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by two sisters, Charlene Coppersmith of Wendell, NC and Sandra Geddie of Elizabeth City, NC.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., in Twiford Memorial Chapel with Minister Brad Giffin officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans Section of New Hollywood Cemetery.

Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Coppersmith family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.

Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
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Condolence from June Banks on May 18th, 2020 6:35 pm

Sandra and Charlene,
So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. We had many memories Growing up together. May God bless you in your sorrow.

Condolence from Wandawilliamshanbury on May 18th, 2020 6:36 pm

Charlene I’m sorry to hear about your brother I hope you remmber me we hang out together in school your family is in our thoughts and prayers love Wanda Williams hanbury

Condolence from Bill & Trish Griffin on May 18th, 2020 7:23 pm

Sandy, you are in our prayers.

Condolence from Ann Riggs Sawyer on May 19th, 2020 12:49 am

I am sorry to hear of Ray’s death. Ray was a classmate in school and we graduated ECHS Class of 1960. I have fond memories of him as a happy person. I am proud to have known him. I saw him a few times over the years after he came back from Vietnam. I will always remember his bright smile and kindness.

Condolence from Stanley Hughey on May 19th, 2020 8:06 am

Ray was in my 1960 High School Class and I fondly remember him. My sincere condolences for his passing.

Condolence from Pauline Berard on May 19th, 2020 8:38 am

Dear Sandra & family so sorry about Ray- he was one of my favorite friends growing up- thinking of you and your family❤️

Condolence from Dona Whitehead Yunker on May 19th, 2020 9:00 am

Sandra & Charlene, I offer my sincere condolences over the loss of your brother. May the memories he shared with you during his lifetime give you some peace. My prayers for you. R.I.P. Ray

Condolence from Margaret Ayscue on May 19th, 2020 10:02 am

I met Ray Coppersmith at Zebulon Rehab & Nursing Home in Zebulon, NC. He was a BLESSING to talk to and always had a positive answer when ask how are you doing. My prayers go to his family and friends. God blessed me with the honor to have met Ray. Go rest high on that mountain of peace with no more pain.

Condolence from Debbie Evans on May 19th, 2020 2:44 pm

Charlene and Sandra, I feel like we have been in each other’s friends most of our lives ! My grandparents use to play cards with your parents. I can remember going to your house and Buster being there and your mama telling Buster to call the dog pound looking for Brandy and sure enough that’s where she would be! I always enjoyed going there and visiting with them ! An angel got his wings! I will pray for your family now and the coming days ahead and know that Iam thinking of you all!Sending hugs and my love to your all your family!

Condolence from Beth BonDurant on May 19th, 2020 7:18 pm

Sandy, my heart is with you as you grieve over Ray’s passing. I hope the warm memories you have will comfort you.

Condolence from Lou & Gary Godfrey on May 19th, 2020 7:31 pm

Sandy, so sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and have our deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Joan Sawyer on May 19th, 2020 7:33 pm

Sandy – so sorry to learn of Ray’s passing. I know you will miss him. I am praying God’s peace & comfort for you and the whole family. His grace is sufficient as you need it daily. Joan Sawyer

Condolence from Faye O’Neal on May 19th, 2020 10:26 pm

Sandra, I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.

Faye O’Neal

Condolence from Charie on May 20th, 2020 7:51 am

So sorry Sandy for the passing of your brother, Ray. You are in my thoughts & prayers as you go through this most difficult time.

Condolence from Jill Boyer on May 20th, 2020 8:19 am

Sandy, I’m sorry for the recent loss of your brother. I know from your conversations that you were close. I pray that during this time the Lord gives you comfort and peace.

Condolence from William E. Dunstan on May 20th, 2020 11:08 am

I remember Ray as a friendly, fun-loving boy, three years my junior. May time and precious memories lighten your sorrow.

Condolence from Tami Barnes on May 20th, 2020 11:25 am

I will miss “Ray Ray” singing and laughter he loved life and he spoke his mind and he made me laugh
with some of the things he would say my heart is heavy now and he will be missed, but I know he is in a better place. Zebulon Rehab Center won’t be the same without him.

Condolence from Louise Hobbs Berry on May 20th, 2020 3:04 pm

Dear Sandra,
I am sorry to learn of the passing of Ray. My heart is with you as I pray that you will feel God’s love, peace and comfort now and in the days to come.

Condolence from Mark Cottrell on May 20th, 2020 4:51 pm

I knew Ray from Zebulon Rehabilitation Center. I always enjoyed talking with him. We had worship services there and he would come when he was able. He would actively participate, sharing his gratitude to God for his blessings. He was always friendly to everyone. I sure will miss him!

Condolence from Cathy Hutchinson on May 20th, 2020 6:31 pm

Sandy, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. May you be filled with the peace if God during this difficult time.

Condolence from Nicole Reaves on May 20th, 2020 8:17 pm

Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Lisa Romano on May 21st, 2020 8:10 am

I wish I could hug you! Sending love and prayers for God’s comfort as you live through the loss of your beloved brother. Deepest condolences to your family.
Love in Christ,

Condolence from Nelson and Cindy Catlin on May 23rd, 2020 9:53 pm

We are so sorry for your loss.
We are praying that God gives you
strength, peace and comfort
at this very default time.

Condolence from Co-Pastor Evangelist Robin O’Neal on May 26th, 2020 3:21 am

Mr. Ray you Missed at Zebulon Rehab. Now you are Singing in God’s Heavenly Choir. Rest On In Jesus Name.

Condolence from Rachel Rice on May 30th, 2020 9:04 pm

My sweet Uncle Buster, we miss you so much. I can’t say enough good things about you. You were a sweet and loving man, with a kind and gentle spirit. You lived for the Lord, you were humble. You also loved making people laugh, and your smile lit up many lives. You didn’t complain, ever. There is such a void in our lives right now, but we know you are free of suffering and pain that this world holds. You are singing and playing guitar with all of the angels and praising the Lord as you did here on Earth. You’re enjoying Bojangles sausage and egg biscuits, Pepsi, black coffee, and endless amounts of chocolate goodies. I hope there’s a motorcycle up there you can enjoy too, though I’m sure whatever is there is even better than we could ever imagine. While we are sad now, we know that all of us are “merely a vapor” (James 4:14), and we will soon join you in paradise with Jesus. Until then, keep them laughing, I know you will. We love you so much!

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