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Lula M. Copeland


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Lula M. Copeland Obituary
Lula M. Copeland

Suffolk, VA - Lula Mae Rawles Copeland entered eternal rest in September 5, 2019 at 12:50PM in High Point, NC. Lula was born on April 19, 1924 to the late Jethro Edward and Ruth Francis Rawles in Nansemond County, Virginia. Lula married the late James E. Copeland, Sr. on February 6, 1942. Lula, the eldest of six children, was predeceased by her sister Bernice Rawles Evans (Clinton) and her brother, James Edward Rawles.

Lula Mae leaves to cherish her memory Sons: James E. Copeland, Jr. (Thelma DS), Jethro Copeland (Barbara), Joseph A. Copeland (Marchelle). Five grandchildren: Janeene Copeland Humphrey, Julia Copeland Green (Greg), Dr. Jacquelyn Copeland Miller (Livingston), Lauren Copeland Mitchell (Arnett), and James W. Copeland. Brother, Roland Rawles (Rosia) and two sisters, Clarine Jones (late Nelson) and Merriam Osborne (Herman). Uncle Joe Henry Copeland (Leana Mae), Sister -in-laws, Dollie Mae Rawles, Myrtle Greene Rawles, Katie Copeland Knight, Hilda Copeland Abrams. Brother-in-Law Enoch C. Copeland (Jean Lee).

Lula Mae was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had many and varied talents which included active leadership in her local, regional and national church. She was also a cosmetologist, wedding cake baker, homemaker and Program Analyst for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Due to weather conditions funeral services are changed to begin at 1:00, Friday, September 21, 2018 at Zion Christian Church, 5200 Quaker Road, Suffolk, Virginia, with visitation prior at 12:30. Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm the family will receive friends at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Metropolitan Funeral Services, 5605 Portsmouth Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23706. Condolences may be made at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 12, 2018
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