Joseph B. Copeland, Jr., also known as “Joe” to some and Deacon Copeland to others, was born on Jan. 2, 1937, in Harris County to the late Joseph B. Copeland, Sr and Mamie F. Copeland.
Joe was educated by the public school system in Harris County. He confessed Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age and joined Little Moses Chapel in Atlanta. He later joined St. Matthews Baptist Church, where he met and married Eula Copeland. He served as a Deacon at every church he attended and served as the Chairman of the deacon board at a few. He was employed as a truck driver at Weyerhaeuser, where he retired after many years.
Joe married Eula Copeland on April 9, 1994, who stood by his side until God called him home on Monday, April 29, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, William; two brothers, Freeman and Willie Robert and one sister, Brenda.
He leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Mrs. Eula Copeland; daughter, Ms. Natasha C. Davis, Decatur; son, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. (Yolanda) Copeland, Stone Mountain; step-son, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald (Princess) Gooden, El Paso, Texas; step-daughter, Mrs. Tameika and Mr. Larry Freeman, McDonough; five brothers, Mr. & Mrs. Johnny H. (Frankie) Copeland, Cinncinnatti, Ohio; Elder and Mrs. Jesse L. (Diane) Copeland, Atlanta; Minister and Mrs. Charlie W. (Shirley) Copeland, Eastman; Mr. & Mrs. James E. (Teresa) Copeland, Rocky Face and Mr. & Mrs. Maynard R.B. (Charity) Copeland, Fayetteville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary & Mr. Charles Rogers, Jacksonville, Florida, and Mrs. Jean & Mr. William Jackson, Atlanta; six sisters-in-law, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. May 3 at Ministry in Action Outreach Church, 100 Eleanor Drive, Covington, with the Rev. Patricia Franklin officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Memorial Park.
With sincere Thanks and deepest gratitude, the Copeland family acknowledges the many expressions of love through your prayers, cards, flowers, calls and visits during our time of bereavement.