For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:6-8

ANNIE P. COPELAND, “Pearl”, beloved daughter of the late Thomas Copeland, Sr. and Elmira Anderson Copeland, was born on January 1, 1934 in Worcester County, MD. She departed this life on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Pearl received an education in Worcester County Public Schools. At an early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and joined Hutt’s Chapel in Snow Hill, MD. She was employed by Buttons, a manufacturer of buttons, Buddy Boys, and Golden Pride, both poultry plants. After an early retirement, she resided in Snow Hill, MD where she raised eight children. She eventually joined Macedonia Baptist Church in Pocomoke in the 1970’s and finally moved there in the 1980’s where she spent many more years. Following a string of illnesses, she was relocated to Manokin Manor Nursing Facility in Princess Anne, MD. She expired at the age of 78. Pearl is preceded in death by two sisters and one brother, Marcelina Copeland, Lottie Mae Feddiman, and Wesley Copeland. She is survived by her sons, Elwood (Cora) Copeland, Earnest (Octavia) Copeland, and Charles Collins; daughters, Rosetta Bratten, Barbara Miles, Polly Miles, Katherine (Donald) Milbourne and son Randall Collins. She has left her siblings, Clarence Copeland, Thomas Copeland, Jr., Lawrence Copeland, Lee (Laura Ann) Copeland, David Copeland, and Alice (Charles) Avery. She also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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