Virginia Mitchell Copeland, 81, peacefully entered Heaven’s gates on April 14, 2018, at her beloved Catlett home, with her daughters by her side.
She was born in January 29, 1937, in Sumter, S.C.
A dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mrs. Copeland was an excellent cook and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. An avid reader, she collected a large library of books from around the globe. For nearly 30 years, she loved being a part of and leading the Bible study for the Christian Women's Club in Warrenton. She was active in the Catlett Volunteer Fire Department for more than 50 years and spearheaded Catlett History Days, where she performed extensive research on the origin and history of the small community.
Mrs. Copeland had an unwavering faith in God and her Savior Jesus Christ. Along with her husband, Warren, she spent the majority of her time serving the congregation of Jehoash Presbyterian Church as well as the community of Catlett. She and Mr. Copeland were also talented musicians and sang at various churches and events throughout their marriage.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 64 years, Rev. Warren Copeland. She was also preceded in death by their twin sons and one great grandson.
Survivors include her daughter, Dianne Wood and husband Jim, her daughter, Lynn Cooper and husband Terry, and her daughter Marian Rucker and husband Doug; nine grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The ninth of 13 children, she is survived by two brothers, Skipper and Daniel, and a sister, Jeanette.
The family extends their sincere gratitude to everyone who cared for and loved Mrs. Copeland.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Jehoash Presbyterian Church, 3046 Tenerife Road, Catlett. Immediately following the service, a luncheon honoring Mrs. Copeland’s life, will be provided by the members of the Catlett Volunteer Fire Department, and will be held at the Cedar Run Building in Catlett.
Memorial contributions ma be made to Jehoash Presbyterian Church or to the Catlett Volunteer Fire Department.
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant . . . . Enter into the joy of thy Lord."