Jeanelle Copeland was born December 3, 1929 in Shiloh, Georgia to the late Willie Mae Copeland.  God called her home September 30, 2013.  She was the oldest of four children; Willie Fred, Willie Jean, and Tommie Sean who preceded her in death.  

She was born in Shiloh, GA where she attended Shiloh Elementary, and later moved to Warm Springs, GA at an early age.  She lived with her Uncle Lawyer (who preceded her in death) in Buffalo, NY and attended school there until graduation from high school.  She returned to Warm Springs, GA where she worked at Georgia Warm Springs Foundation as a nurse's assistant.  She later moved to Youngstown, OH where she raised her beloved son, Gary and furthered her career as a nurse's assistant at Northside Hospital for over 30 years and retired there.  While living in Ohio, she faithfully served as an User at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  She was affiliated with many associations and was a member of the bowling league.  She enjoyed shopping, traveling, spending time with friends and relatives, but most importantly, serving the Lord and taking care of her family.  Shortly after her retirement, Jeanelle returned to Warm Springs, GA to be with her family and reunited herself with her church family at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.  There she served as the mother of the church and worked with the mission ministry.  

She leaves to cherish her memories: a loving and devoted son, Gary W. Copeland (wife Jo Ann) (Orlando, FL), her three loving and devoted granddaughters; Kimberly McGinnis Bonner (Cincinnati, OH), Christina Jeanelle Copeland (Tampa, FL), and Shaunice Victoria Copeland (Orlanda, FL), six nieces; Jean Dorris (Cincinnati, Oh), Linda Prather (Greenville, GA) Sarah Mahone (Manchester, GA), Sherry Carson (Camp Lejune, NC), Marsha Mahone (Manchester, GA), and Michelle Smith (LaGrange, GA), three nephews who preceded her in death; Milton Whitehead, Cleveland Copeland, and Frankie Lewis Copeland; her great-grandson, Reginald Hemphil (Cincinnati, OH); and a host of other relatives and friends.