Patsy Ann Copeland, 81, of Mexia, passed away January 28, 2016 in Groesbeck, Texas. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2016 in the Mexia Cemetery with Pastor Jason Ash officiating. Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home. Patsy was born in Bowden, Georgia on December 12, 1934 to David Odell and Frances Alford Alexander. She graduated from Teague High School. On September 3, 1955, in Mexia, Texas, Patsy married the love of her life, Joe Edward Copeland. She worked at the Mexia Theater, a number of years in the office at Dick Scott Ford and 10 plus years as a dental assistant for Dr. Williams & Dr. Dossey, before joining her husband in buying and selling estates and antiques. Patsy enjoyed sewing, needle point, crochet and quilting. For many years, she and her mother made cheerleading uniforms for both cheerleaders and little girls as well as numerous scrub uniforms. She and Joe were passionate about traveling, they especially enjoyed the shows and sites of Las Vegas and Branson. It is believed they may have visited every state in the U.S. with the exception of Hawaii. Patsy's love for God, her family and others was exemplified in the way she lived her life. Her family was her pride and joy, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Patsy had an outgoing personality, always smiling and seemingly happy; never met a stranger. She was a longtime active member of the Forest Glade Baptist Church and church pianist for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; and brother, David Alexander. Patsy is survived by her son, Byron Copeland and wife, Robin of Crowley; daughter, Patti Jo Whittington and husband, Mike of Dew; grandchildren, Garrett Whittington and wife, Amanda, Clayton Whittington and Sarah Copeland; great-granddaughter, Emmie Lynn Whittington; sisters, Sandra Ingram and Freda "Cookie" Gremminger both of Mexia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friday, January 29th, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 2:00pm, Mexia Cemetery