Georgie H. Copeland

Published 4:59 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Georgie Harrell Copeland, “Daw Daw”, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 12, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Claudine N. and Emmett G. Harrell and sister Emma H. Gardner

Georgie was a life-long member of Holy Neck Christian Church. She taught in many different Sunday school classes and sponsored the youth fellowship both for many years. She sang in the choir since a teenager and served as a deacon and was chair for a couple of years.

Georgie taught secondary math in Suffolk Public Schools for 25 years and enjoyed teaching Algebra I. During her teaching career, she co-sponsored the yearbook for 20 years and taught at Holland High, Forest Glen, Robertson Middle, and Lakeland. She was a member of the Pilot Club of Suffolk Inc. since 1991, where she especially enjoyed chairing the Brunswick Stew Project.

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She is survived by her husband James C. Copeland; daughters Nancy D’Amico, Susan Vick and husband Mark, and ML Cruey and wife Kelly; grandchildren Brittany V. Epperson and husband David, Reuben Vick, Jack D’Amico, and Abigail Vick; great-grandchildren Hartley Mae and Josie Lee Epperson; step-grandchildren Amber Cruey and husband Travis and Rachel Cruey; step-great-grandchildren Isabella, Ethan and Amelia; sisters Margaret Cobb and Mamie Sink; nieces and nephews Ronnie, Harrell, Lorain, Brenda, Curtis, Pam and Tracey; and special friend Shirley Weaver.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Holy Neck Christian Church by Rev. Dr. Dave Meadors. Due to COVID-19, the seating in the church will be limited to family members and Pilot Club Members. The service will be broadcast on 101.5 FM in the church parking lot. The family will receive friends at the home on Monday, Oct. 19 until Wednesday, Oct. 2, with masks and social distance as required by COVID-19 rules. A private family inurnment will follow at the Norfleet Family Cemetery. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Neck Christian Church or to the Cancer Care Foundation, PO Box 12693, Norfolk VA 23541, and online at The family would like to thank the Medi Hospice Care team for all the care, guidance, and support in caring for Daw Daw. Condolences may be registered at