The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 4, 2013

Jacqueline Spicer Copas

GRAPE CREEK — Jacqueline Spicer Copas, 87, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Vermilion Manor Nursing Home.

Jackie was born Sept. 8, 1926, to Charles and Beulah Martin Spicer in Hawbuck, better known as Willow Springs.

She went to grade school at Willow Springs School and graduated from Westville High School in 1944.

She married John W. Copas on Aug. 4, 1946, at Grape Creek Baptist Church. He preceded her in death June 22, 2013.

Jackie and John were blessed with four children, David (Linda) Copas of Monticello, Ind., Catherine (Lou) Hablas of Tilton, Connie (Everett) Terrell, formerly of Danville, and Samuel (Lori) Copas of Decatur; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Copas, of Brookston, Ind.

Jackie had 17 grandchildren, Molly (Randy) Shedlock, Becky Chitty, J.C. (Amy) Copas, Chad O’Leary, April (Matt) Brown, Tawnya Morgan, Corey (Michelle) Terrell, Dennis, Dwayne and Abigail Terrell, Bill Paddock and Justin Copas. She had 21 great-grandchildren, Levi and Jacquie Chitty, Jake and Max Copas, Katie and Lillie Brown, Michael (Dawn), Joseph and Regina Morgan, Bailiee, McKenzie, Abigail and Cori Terrell, Brittany, Amber and Rodney Paddock; and several step-great-grandchildren. Jackie also had four great-great-grandchildren, Kiera, Kamyron, William and Dominick Paddock; and several great-great-great-grandchildren.

Jackie also is survived by three sisters, one brother and three brothers-in-law, Evelyn Conley, Helen Albea, Otto (Irene) Spicer, Arlene (Jeff) Leighty, John (Marlene) Young, Wayne Kirk and Bill McCormack; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Everett Terrell; four sisters, Grace Spicer, Betty Young, Lucia Kirk, Nita McCormack; two grandsons, Joseph Morgan and Walter Chitty; and one great-great-granddaughter, Maisy Morgan.

Jackie belonged to Grape Creek Baptist Church. She accepted Christ at the age of 13 while attending Willow Springs Church. She was baptized in the river beneath Jenkins Ford Bridge. Jackie served in many capacities at Grape Creek Baptist Church: Sunday school teacher, deaconess and kitchen helper. She also was the president of Grape Creek Grade School P.T.A.

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