Marie Copeland Steelman
June 4, 1931 -
August 10, 2019

Visitation

August 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service 

August 17, 2019
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Our beloved Marie Copeland Steelman, age 88, passed away August 10, 2019 at Bailey Manor, in Fayetteville, TN.

She was the daughter of the late Jessie Mac Evans and Jesse Frank Copeland. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Jan (H.M.) Beasley, her brothers Leon (Mary) Copeland, Frank “Pat” (Shirley) Copeland, and her dear grandchildren Will Mack and Vanessa Marie Mack-LaPaglia.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 71 years, William T. “Bill” Steelman; her daughter Susan (Gerald) Mack, her son Edward (Brenda) Steelman, and her son James “Jim” (Patti) Steelman. Also her grandchildren Johnathan Steelman, Bri (Joel) Landenberger, and Robin (Eric) Sowder and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Freda (Maurice) Allyn and her brother Robert “Bob” (Marie) Copeland and her sister-in-law Katherine (J.D.) Mullins and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.. She will be especially missed by her dear friend since childhood in Flintville, TN, Betty Cunningham.

Marie loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for many years and retired from Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. She liked to cook, sew, garden, read and travel. She and her husband traveled extensively and visited all 50 states, Canada, and Ireland. For 25 years, she and Bill led the seniors group at Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Brentwood, TN, and took the group on many fun trips across the country.

Visitation will be on Saturday August 17, 2019 from 9 AM until 11 AM at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Jean and Rev. Kip Rush officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery, Lincoln County, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home, 213 Market Street East, Fayetteville TN.

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5 Comments

  1. Susan Mack

    Thanks betty.i
    It was so good to see you and your daughter yesterday at Mama’s funeral.mama so loved you.

    Reply
  2. Daniel

    I extend my sincere condolences to the Steelman family on their loss. Jehovah God promises us that through his son Jesus, he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Revelation 21:3,4
    Please take comfort from this promise during your time of bereavement.

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  3. Betty Cunningham

    God Bless Marie my dearest friend in all the world. We grew up together and stayed friends for 88 years. We picked cotton may times, but one day we had a double date that night and my Father said if we didn’t pick enough cotton that day, we couldn’t go. So, by the end of the day, we didn’t think we had enough so we started putting little rocks in our cotton sacks to make the cotton weigh more. We went on our date, but told my father about it later, he laughed and kidded us about it and told everyone. Marie spent a lot of time with us on the farm and my whole loved her. Sending prayers to the family.

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  4. Shelby Langford Brewer

    The Copelands were our neighbors in Flintville when I was small. I swallowed a nickel and Mr. Jess loaned my father his car to take me to Nashville to get it removed. Marie was extra special to me. One day I ran away from home to find my Father and Marie talked me into going back when she promised to make me a doll dress. The dress was made out of navy blue dotted swiss. She was a special person.

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  5. Bill Towry

    My sympathy to the family. My maternal grandmother was a Copeland pf Flintville. Her fat her was George Copeland.8

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5 Comments

  1. Susan Mack

    Thanks betty.i
    It was so good to see you and your daughter yesterday at Mama’s funeral.mama so loved you.

    Reply
  2. Daniel

    I extend my sincere condolences to the Steelman family on their loss. Jehovah God promises us that through his son Jesus, he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Revelation 21:3,4
    Please take comfort from this promise during your time of bereavement.

    Reply
  3. Betty Cunningham

    God Bless Marie my dearest friend in all the world. We grew up together and stayed friends for 88 years. We picked cotton may times, but one day we had a double date that night and my Father said if we didn’t pick enough cotton that day, we couldn’t go. So, by the end of the day, we didn’t think we had enough so we started putting little rocks in our cotton sacks to make the cotton weigh more. We went on our date, but told my father about it later, he laughed and kidded us about it and told everyone. Marie spent a lot of time with us on the farm and my whole loved her. Sending prayers to the family.

    Reply
  4. Shelby Langford Brewer

    The Copelands were our neighbors in Flintville when I was small. I swallowed a nickel and Mr. Jess loaned my father his car to take me to Nashville to get it removed. Marie was extra special to me. One day I ran away from home to find my Father and Marie talked me into going back when she promised to make me a doll dress. The dress was made out of navy blue dotted swiss. She was a special person.

    Reply
  5. Bill Towry

    My sympathy to the family. My maternal grandmother was a Copeland pf Flintville. Her fat her was George Copeland.8

    Reply

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