Johnnie Ruth Copeland, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at her residence.
She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Leonard; and sister, Gladys Campbell.
Survivors include her son, Lebron (Wynetta) Copeland of Lawton, OK; daughters, Delores (Hursher) Thurman and LaVerne Cross; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; best friends, Betty Bishop and Rosalind Mitchell; a host of other relatives and friends; a special thanks to PACE.
She will lie in state on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Dr. Ernest L. Reid, Jr. as the eulogist.