Deforest Copeland, 39, of Suffolk, transitioned Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries. Elder William P. Wiggins will deliver the message of comfort. He will be laid to rest in Holmes Family Cemetery, Surry. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.