ForeverMissed

For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:7-8, New International Version

Marjorie K. Copus, 93, of Pelham, Alabama passed away at home on June 28, 2021. She was born on July 21, 1927, in Brewton, Alabama to Samuel Lewis Koone and Vera Mae Cooper Koone. Marjorie lived her early life in Monroeville and Thomasville, Alabama. She moved with her family to Birmingham and grew up in East Lake. As a young girl attending 85th Street Baptist Church, she accepted Christ as her Savior. Marjorie attended Robinson Elementary and graduated from Woodlawn High School. Following high school, she worked for Liberty National until she was married, then gave birth to and raised her three children. She lived in Akron OH, Birmingham AL, Monroeville PA, and Fairfield AL before moving to Pelham AL. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Dorothy Greene, Julia Brock, Vera Creel, Ernestine Hart, Mary Kennon, Janice Royster, and her brother Samuel Koone, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Marjorie Jane Davis (Larry), and two sons Robert Copus, Jr. (Julia) and Larry Copus (Marian), along with grandchildren Jason Copus (Abbie), Allison Copus, John Copus and Stephanie Grissom (Peyton) and great-grandchildren Paul, John Murphy, and Charlie Copus and Lincoln Grissom. She is also fondly remembered by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. Marjorie was known for her sweet spirit, warm friendly smile, sage words, her quick wit, enjoyment of the holidays, fun times with family and friends, and pleasure of eating her favorite foods (i.e., lobster, beef tips and rice, fudge, divinity). She had an intensely heartfelt love for her family, was a loyal and fierce supporter of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Chicago Cubs. Marjorie was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Pelham, where she served in many capacities, was especially dedicated to missions and outreach, and later in life was a greeter on Sunday mornings. She also enjoyed volunteering with the Pelham Pioneers, socializing with the Red Hat Ladies, and being with friends at the Pelham Senior Center.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the loving care Marjorie received, and ministry to our family, in her last days, from Michelle, Candace, Latosha, Jessica and Virginia.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday July 18, 2021, from 12:15 – 3:00 PM in the Annex building at First Baptist Church of Pelham. 2882 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124.

The family and friends of Marjorie will provide BBQ and fixings at 12:15pm.

Pastor Daven Watkins will preside over a memorial presentation at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, gifts, in memory of Marjorie Copus, may be designated to the church’s Missions Fund at the following address:

First Baptist Church of Pelham
2867 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL 35124


Miss Me–But Let Me Go

by Christina Rossetti

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little–but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me–but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me–But Let me Go!


Professional services entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory of Birmingham, Alabama. 




Posted by Bob Copus on July 21, 2021
Today is your Birthday! I can remember so many of them! They were all fun and with family. We will think about you a lot today. Happy Birthday, I love you.
Posted by Shirley Hubbard on July 8, 2021
Janie. Your Mother was a very Godly woman and we will missed seeing her in her Alabama outfits, she was so outgoing and always made us so blessed. I know all of you will miss her so much. God bless and be with all of you.
Posted by Marjorie Davis on July 6, 2021
My heart is both overjoyed and broken for you. A Mother's love and presence in our lives is irreplaceable. We know that we don't have to grieve as others who have no hope. We will see our loved ones again because of our relationship with Jesus and the faith we have in the finished work he performed at Calvary. I love you Janie.


Felicia Carter Johnson
Posted by Rita Case on July 1, 2021
Janie, so sorry for your loss, but, I know your mother is with our Master now. Love the poem by Christina Rossetti.
Pray for all.

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Posted by Bob Copus on July 21, 2021
Today is your Birthday! I can remember so many of them! They were all fun and with family. We will think about you a lot today. Happy Birthday, I love you.
Posted by Shirley Hubbard on July 8, 2021
Janie. Your Mother was a very Godly woman and we will missed seeing her in her Alabama outfits, she was so outgoing and always made us so blessed. I know all of you will miss her so much. God bless and be with all of you.
Posted by Marjorie Davis on July 6, 2021
My heart is both overjoyed and broken for you. A Mother's love and presence in our lives is irreplaceable. We know that we don't have to grieve as others who have no hope. We will see our loved ones again because of our relationship with Jesus and the faith we have in the finished work he performed at Calvary. I love you Janie.


Felicia Carter Johnson
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The importance of water

Shared by Candy Collier on July 2, 2021
being  assigned to Mrs Copus before she came home what excitement I thought she lives so close to my home, then stopping and asking God is she for me ? I waiting and listened and the thought disnt flee I came and went then return d to stay , 6 weeks with Mrs.Copus oh what joy we made, changing and bathing was one of my chores , she say hey I’m still alive be easy I’d say oh for sure! She’d smile very gently as she would as she looked at me and you are very pretty do u know that , I’d smile and say Thankyou that’s sweet, next thing on my list was to do that hair with Janie bringing a bed tub I thought we are almost there we wash hair and dyed hair we blow dried it too. She’d say HEY EASY IN STILL HERE THANKYOU! Now make to follow be first her face cream gentle she’d say I’m still here ! Then on to her make-up she’d turn left and rt I’d bring her the mirror she’d ALRIGHT THIS WAS MY FRIEND WHO CALLED Me BY NAME MEMor AND BRAIN INTACT SHE WAS NEVER ASHAME WE JOKED AND WE PRAISED AND SANG HER favorite songs ! Watching the Gathers on water and singing the songs illfly away on glory I’ll fly away! With tears in her eyes and glory on her tongue she preach and speak wisdom this was her song the old rugged crossed was that oak of a  song the anointing of Jesus would over take us all! I’ll alway remember her calling my name to bring her WATER WAS MY SONG
”CANDYYY I NEED SOME WATER “ IS WHAT SHE’D  Say “ ID BE IN THE HALL ALREADY ON MY WAY! “
That priest even prophet she spoke the word of God what an honor to have know mrs.Copus she now has her crown . Candace collier alway Best Care