Helen Copeland


    Helen Copeland of St James, Missouri was born April 18, 1928 in St. James, Missouri to Hiram and Nadine Marshall Sewell and passed away April 30th, 2020 at the age of 92 years.


    She married Cecil John “Tinker Copeland” on June 7, 1947, and they enjoyed 48 wonderful years together.
    She is survived by son, Allen Copeland and wife Mary of St. James, Missouri; daughter, Donna Wilson and husband Jay of Houston, Missouri; five grandchildren, Bill, Kim, Jayson, Jeremy and Jodie, 11 great grandchildren; sisters-in law, Mary Anson of Alexandria, Virginia and Myrtle Sewell of Hamilton, Illinois; brother-in-law, David Copeland of Lovelady, Texas; other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Nadine Sewell; husband, Cecil Copeland; one grandson, Justin Wilson; brothers, Marshall Sewell and wife Martha, Raymond Sewell and wife, Eva, Calvin, William and Hiram Sewell Jr.; and one sister, Laura Mabel.
    Private family visitation was held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Private family graveside funeral was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Lynn Huggins officiating.  Hymns were provided by the Church of Christ singers.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

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