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Daily Press
February 4, 2010

MARY E. COPPEDGE

Mary E. Coppedge, wife of Vernon Coppedge and a member of Zion Baptist Church, Hampton, died Feb. 2, 2010, in Sentara CarePlex Hospital. Arrangements by Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel.

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Daily Press
February 5, 2010

MARY E. COPPEDGE

Mary E. Coppedge was called home to be with the Lord as he whispered her name on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.

The daughter of the late Charlie and Julia Richardson, she was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Nash County, N.C., (6th of nine children). Mary attended Nash County Public Schools.

She was a loving homemaker; volunteer for Meals on Wheels; reader; and community advocate who led the charge for age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for hearing impaired students in the Hampton City Public Schools. Mary showed her love for Lord through many ministries and activities as a member of Zion Baptist Church for more than 40 years, including the Dream Maker Ministry, with Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple. Mary had a passion for puzzles and found good in everyone and every situation.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Ruth (Lee) and Olivia (Perry); and four brothers, Sam, Harper, Julius, and Daniel Richardson.

She leaves her family with memories that death cannot steal. A loving husband, Vernon of 47 years; children, Deborah Kay (Andrew) Breland, Teresa, Alvernon; grandchildren, Rasheed, Malik, and Jamela; one brother, Charlie (Betty) Richardson; and one sister, Lillie Mae Stokes; adopted daughter, Pearl Johnson and adopted granddaughter, Tiffany Johnson Griffin; as well as countless nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Viewing will be held today from noon to 6 p.m. at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Homegoing services will be held at Zion Baptist Church, 125 W. County St., Hampton, Va., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.cookebros.com.

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Daily Press
February 6, 2010

MARY E. COPPEDGE

Mary E. Coppedge was called home to be with the Lord as he whispered her name on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010.

The daughter of the late Charlie and Julia Richardson, she was born Nov. 22, 1935, in Nash County, N.C., (6th of nine children). Mary attended Nash County Public Schools.

She was a loving homemaker; volunteer for Meals on Wheels; reader; and community advocate who led the charge for age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for hearing impaired students in the Hampton City Public Schools. Mary showed her love for Lord through many ministries and activities as a member of Zion Baptist Church for more than 40 years, including the Dream Maker Ministry, with Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Temple. Mary had a passion for puzzles and found good in everyone and every situation.

Preceding her in death were two sisters, Ruth (Lee) and Olivia (Perry); and four brothers, Sam, Harper, Julius, and Daniel Richardson.

She leaves her family with memories that death cannot steal. A loving husband, Vernon of 47 years; children, Deborah Kay (Andrew) Breland, Teresa, Alvernon; grandchildren, Rasheed, Malik, and Jamela; one brother, Charlie (Betty) Richardson; and one sister, Lillie Mae Stokes; adopted daughter, Pearl Johnson and adopted granddaughter, Tiffany Johnson Griffin; as well as countless nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Viewing will be held today from noon to 6 p.m. at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Homegoing services will be held at Zion Baptist Church, 125 W. County St., Hampton, Va., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.cookebros.com.

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