Vernon Lee Copeland
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Chesapeake - Vernon Lee Copeland, 68, of the 1900 block of Millville Court, passed away on July 10, 2013 He was born in Norfolk County (Gilmerton) and was the widower of Shirley Copeland. He was a member of Gethsemane U.P.C.C. where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include three children: Carmann Threet (Robert) and Keith Copeland, both of Chesapeake and Sherry Bishop (Rodney) of Virginia Beach; two brothers: Leon Copeland, Sr. and Bobby Copeland, Sr. ;five grandchildren: Robert and Ryan Threet, Christoper Mitchell, Shanasia Copeland and Briana Bishop; his fiance', Mary Allen and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist of Gilmerton with Rev. Dr. John Ashby, III officiating. Interment will follow at Copeland Family Cemetery. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on July 14, 2013