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Inez David Copeland

1912 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Inez David Copeland Obituary
Inez David Copeland

Portsmouth - Inez David Copeland passed away at her home in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 27, 2014. She was born in Youngsville, Louisiana on December 21, 1912 to the late Joseph and Elize Dugas David.

She enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 at the start of World War II. She served in the Navy Nurse Corps on board the USS Relief in the Atlantic and on the USS Sanctuary in the Pacific during the 1945 evacuation of Okinawa. She left the service in 1947 as a Lieutenant Commander.

She is survived by daughters Mary Elliot David and Theresa Copeland Wilder; son-in-law Kenneth Wilder; grandchildren Holly Jo Wilder and David Angelo Wilder; nephews Robert Ashby David and Joel Shane David; and nieces Tanya David Mensman and Jennifer Jay David.

She is predeceased by her husband of 27 years Thomas Elliot Copeland; brothers Julian Joseph David and Ludovic Antoine David; and sister Naomi Theresa Vincent.

With deep gratitude and appreciation, the family offers sincere thanks to Evelyn Blick and Jamie Smith for their compassionate care and for the dignity and respect with which it was administered.

A graveside service will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, July 30, at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 3158 Holly Cliff Lane, Portsmouth, Virginia immediately following the service


Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 29, 2014
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