Jewell Anne Jernigan Copeland

October 6, 2009


Mrs. Copeland was born on June 10, 1931 in Bertie County. She met the Lord in Heaven on October 6, 2009 at Duke Hospital after a long and courageous battle with heart failure. She was the daughter of the late Cecil Jernigan and Whittie Bazemore Jernigan. Twin sister of Ivy Jean Jernigan Callis(deceased). Mrs. Copeland is survived by her husband of 57 years, Edward T. Copeland, Sr.; her living children, Edward T. Copeland, Jr. and Peggy Esther Copeland McLean; five grandchildren, Edward T. Copeland III ‘Tripp’, Thomas Herbert Copeland, Anne Stephenson McLean, Augustus Lloyd Copeland McLean, and Joseph William Copeland. Mrs. Copeland was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and attended Louisburg College. She was the Third Sweetheart of the Delta Nu Chapter of Sigma Chi of Wake Forest College in 1951. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, North Carolina. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was a volunteer school nurse during her children’s school days. She was a cancer survivor and served on the Comprehensive Cancer Board at Duke University. Mrs. Copeland was a volunteer for the Heart Research Fund. She was a member of the Coral Bay Club of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina where she spent her summers at Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery. Rev. Chuck Callis will officiate.

Serving as Pallbearers are Edward Thornton Copeland III, Thomas Herbert Copeland, Joseph William Copeland, Augustus Lloyd Copeland McLean, Harrell Derring Copeland Jr., Wallace Overton McKeel Jr., William Herndon Mast and Owen Keith Tharrington. Honorary Pallbearers are Dale Lamon Miller, Fredrick Lewis Myers, Carlyle Averett Morris and George Rose Watkins.

Memorials can be made to Hertford County Relay for Life, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834.

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sarah boykin thompson
2024 years ago

Dear Puddin,Peg, and family,I just heard about Jewel’s death.Needless to say I was shocked.She was great,fun lady.We had many great times and fond memories of you’ll.I’m sure she and Mom[Jill Boykin}are having a grand time enjoying their “tea time” and watching over us all.God Bless you all.Sarah and Clay Hardison{my 25 yr.old son

Josie Jenkins Cimini
14 years ago

To Puddin’, Peg, Ed, and all your families;

I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Copeland’s death. She was always very kind to me, and I have many memories of her from various WFU events, the beach, and holiday parties. It was easy to see how much she meant to you all, and I’m sure this is a difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

– Jo

Linda & Stuart Dunn
14 years ago

So sorry to hear of Jewell’s death. Thinking of you all.

Lisa Britt
14 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ms. Jewel and I had some great times fishing together. I will miss her greatly.

Love Lisa

Teresa Piland
14 years ago

Mr.”Puddin”,Ed & Susan, Ben & Peg, and grandchildren,

So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Jewel was a delightful women who was admired by all who knew her. April thought highly of her as she does “Puddin”. She will be greatly missed. Please know your families are in our prayers.

Dee Dee Wester
14 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Jewells death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dee Dee

cheryl watkins
14 years ago

Mr. C and Family..Please know your in the thoughts and prayers of so many people during this difficult time. God Bless your family.

Tommy and Cheryl Watkins

Jim Copeland
14 years ago

We are all so very sad to hear of the passing of Jewell. God Bless you Ed and the whole Copeland family.

Jimmy Copeland

Leo & Sandra James
14 years ago

Dear Friends,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Jean & Eddie Parker
14 years ago

Eddie and I send our sincere sympathy