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Marsha Whitfield

August 28, 1961 — June 30, 2023

On June 30th, 2023, our very deeply loved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Niece, cousin, and friend Marsha Eloise Copeland-Whitfield was chosen to go to her forever home to be with Our Lord and Savior to gain her much deserved Wings. Marsha was born August 28th, 1961, in Omaha, NE to the late yet Great Walter J. Copeland and Darlene Sims Copeland. (Mother and Father) She is also preceded in death by Brenda J. Newland (Sister), Chowan A. Hill (Nephew) and Raekwon Wiggins (Great Nephew). Marsha was a member of Healing Chapel Baptist Church. She was very devoted to her word and her faith in Our Lord and Savior, and she made sure she instilled that same faith in her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews as they came up. Marsha Graduated from John Yeates High school in 1980, where she began to develop lifelong friendships and leave her mark on everyone she encountered, which she continued to do until that dreadful day on June 30th, 2023. She developed many skills coming up in her life as far as working as one of the first female security officers in her field at the time, then one of the first female supervisors of a major bridge rebuilding construction site to finally doing what she loved to the most cooking with so much Love. Marsha has fed them all from the most prestigious all the way to the less fortunate, in which they all raved on and on about how great she was at it. She made a beautiful name for herself through her food. If you knew Marsha, then you knew her. She loved music and singing of all genres and would have her daughter and friends singing in harmony for hours and hours. She loved a family outing, bowling, family dinner the beach, and pretty much anything as long as her family was there, Marsha Loved a good time! She was loving, kind and loved to talk to anyone I mean anyone strangers and all anywhere for hours if she could. She also loved and cared for people so easy and would take you in not knowing u at all if you needed help, she would provide all she could for you and not look for anything in return. She also loved to shop Roses was one of her favorite spots. She loved to host and be amongst family and friends as much as she could. Marsha was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Auntie, Niece, Cousin, and friend. Everyone that knew her loved her dearly. She def will be missed, honored, and cherished by us all. She supported anyone who needed her in every way she could provide shelter food and genuine love. Marsh your name and legacy will never die. In our hearts you will live On and ON! Rest Easy and Breezy Baby Girl like you deserve to, for nothing you left behind on this fleshy world matters anymore! Marsha Leaves to Cherish Her Memory her Daughter Deana Whitfield, Sons: Daylan Wilkins, Darsjhon[Dar-John] Beasley, Grandsons: Christopher Carter Jr, Brycen Watson, Brother Williom Hyman, Sister Vanessa Newsome, Nieces: Patrice Jones, Lashonda Newsom, Crystal Wynn, Nephews: Louis Newland, Torrey Artis, Terrance Hyman, Great nieces: Brittany Jones, Briana Hill, TaSiyanna[Tassi-ana] Smith, London Wilson, Great nephew: Jamaal mills, Montreal Smith, Lou’Wuanjaae [Lou-won-jay]Newland Great great Nephew: Carter Turner, Tymir Shearin Aunt: Elaine Lee ( Clarence), Uncles: JC Copeland, Richard Copeland (Barbara), Alvin Copeland (Jackie) and a host cousins, great nieces and nephews family and devoted friends. Viewing will be held 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Crocker Funeral Home. Marsha’s Celebration of life will be held at Healing Chapel Baptist Church at 3275 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk, VA 23434 on Thursday July 13th, 2023, at 12:00 pm. The family will assemble one hour prior to service at 119 Wellons St Suffolk, VA 23434. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, Inc. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marsha Whitfield, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Healing Chapel Baptist Church

2375 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23434

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

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Christian Home Baptist Church Cemetery

20123 Longview Drive
Windsor, VA 23487

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