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Delores Ray Copeland

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Delores Ray Copeland, age 88, of Crockett, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Houston County Nursing Home. She was born June 28, 1930 in Cherokee County to parents, Bryant Ray and Lela English Ray. Delores was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, always quietly supporting them in all their endeavors. She enjoyed her time at home, working in her yard, growing beautiful flowers and vegetable gardening.

Delores is survived by her daughters, Paula Loftin and husband, Rick of Crystal Beach, Cathryn Copeland and boyfriend, Harvey Gates of Crockett; grandsons, Jason Lee Loftin and wife, Christina of Kerrville, Justin Lloyd Lovell and wife, Holly of Weches; great-grandchildren, Corbyn Tatum Loftin of Kerrville, Claire Gresham of Weches, Camille Gresham of Weches, Clayton Gresham of Weches; numerous other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hill Copeland.

Graveside services will be held for Delores Ray Copeland 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk with Brad Turlington and Justin Lovell, officiating.  Eulogy given by Jason Loftin.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Michelle Holsey Foundation, P.O. Box 652, Crockett, Texas 75835.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and lovely lady. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  2. Thank you Gwen!

  3. Paula I am sorry for your loss, keeping your family in my prayers

    • Thank you Bridget! Dementia is a cruel disease. We miss her terribly but know she is at peace now.

  4. Mrs. Copeland was such a big part of my childhood. Riding horses, having parties and get-togethers, playing at your house. We spent so much time around your family. I have memories full of fun and great joy. May you have many wonderful memories of your sweet mom. My thought s and prayers are with your family.

    • Thank you Allison! Your family will always hold a special place in our hearts. Sweet memories last forever.

  5. Sorry for your loss. Didn’t know about her passing till today. Such a good friend& one of the sweetest Ladies I ever knew! Butch Arnold

  6. Thank you Butch! You have been such a dear friend to the family. We miss her, but she is at peace now.

  7. I knew sweet Ms. Copeland when she lived at Enchanted Pines, where my Mom lived. Ms. Copeland was ALWAYS smiling & cheerful, having such a sweet smile. I’m so sorry for the Family’s loss, having just read about it in the Messenger (I live in Houston). Blessings always.

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