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.