Leslie Copeland

Leslie Gay Copeland (Bradshaw)

Tuesday, May 10th, 1949 - Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Leslie Gay (Bradshaw) Copeland passed away on May 17, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice. Leslie was born on May 10, 1949 in Stockton, California. She resided until her illness in the Marshal Manor House.
Leslie was predeceased by her parents, Clinton and May Bradshaw, her beloved husband, John, sister, Merri, and brother-in-law, Harvey. She is survived by two sisters, Judith and Karen/Lyman, one brother, Clinton/Christina, and one brother-in-law, Roger. Leslie was loved by many nieces and nephews. 2 special families that Leslie adopted in her heart were, Michael and Jennifer and children, Bill and Janie Coble and children.
Leslie, a Tuesday Child, which means full of grace, describes Leslie to a tee. Leslie was born in Stockton, CA. She graduated from Springvale Academy in 1967. Leslie and her 4 siblings lived in 4 different states by her graduation, so they were considered to be the well traveling gypsy band. Leslie once aspired to be a professional bowler, bowling well into the 200's. While at the bowling alley, a young man caught Leslie's eye, his name was John, and the strikes lit up the sky. The two bowlers fell in love and were married on December 28, 1974. From that day on they got matching bowling shirts entitled, Mr. John and Mrs. Leslie Copeland.
John and Leslie started the Can Do Religious Ministry in North Carolina and some Southern States preaching and teaching the word of God to many different people and churches. Throughout their ministries they also were entrepreneurs and sold many unique items at many different market places in different states. Then, as a resident of North Carolina, Leslie started a career of bookkeeping for a large retail grocery store. John and Leslie returned to Michigan after John suffered a long illness. When John died Leslie moved to the Marshall Manor House. Leslie was an avid jewelry maker, which she turned into her small business, still making beautiful jewelry to the end.
Leslie was an active member of Woodland Church. Her role on the connection team was where she shined, she brought many a smile and a hug to everyone she greeted at church. Leslie wanted you all to know she is now inhabiting heaven and once more greeting all who come home.
Arrangements entrusted to the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service.
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Sharon Cayo

Posted at 11:47am
Leslie was a dear wonderful, warm and caring Christian lady who will be missed so very much by all who knew and loved her. We will always be amazed and in wonder as she displayed to our grandchildren how she could spell words backwards probably faster than spelling them forward. What an unusual gift that we thought was just marvelous. Loved how she greeted people at church as she served on the hospitality team with such a warm smile that you couldn’t help but be in a good moon as you entered the church service. Jesus is going to love having you in heaven with him. Sharon and Dennis Cayo

Sharon Cayo Posted at 11:48am

Meant to say mood not moon

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