of Stockbridge, MI, age 72, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022. He was born February 25, 1950, the son of Roy Curtis and Rena Mae (Burlision) Copeland.  Michael attended the Family Tabernacle Church of God in Pinckney and the Highest Praise Worship Center in Stockbridge. He worked for General Motors as Laborer I & O in the Ypsilanti Power Train. He loved working outside and working with his hands. Michael raised 3 generations and was very involved in his kids' lives. He enjoyed movies with his grandkids and had a great sense of humor. He was the greatest dad and also their best friend. He was a great husband - there was none better.

Michael married his wife of 50 years, Shirley Ann Marz, on December 27, 1971, and she survives. He is also survived by son, Clifton Copeland of Stockbridge; daughter, Deanne Copeland also of Stockbridge; brother, James Wright Copeland; sisters, Shirley Jean Weaks and Mary Helen (Dave) White; six grandchildren, Clifton (Ashley) Copeland II, Travis Copeland, Zack Copeland, Hope Copeland, Blake Copeland, Evan Moore; and one great-grandchild, Lila Copeland. He was preceded in death by brothers, Bobby Wayne and Roy Wilborn.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea, Michigan with Rev. Jeff Howard officiating. The family will receive friends 11:00-12:00 before the service. .  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason, MI.  Memorial contributions may be made to Family Tabernacle Church, 15901 West M-36 Pinckney MI  48169.

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#2 Amy and Rick Smoke 2022-07-08 11:51
Amy and I met our wonderful neighbors, Mike and Shirley, when we moved to Stockbridge 30 years ago. Mike was a kind and warm person who always took time to have a conversation or share his great sense of humor. We will miss seeing him but his caring personality can be found in the love of his family.
#1 Connie Copeland 2022-07-06 23:13
My Uncle Mike, was this kindest, very caring and a humbled man. Today I remembered many memories. . One that stands out is,he was a quiet man, but his laugh was so awesome. He would get so tickled at kids at our silly family. He always had candy in his pocket when I was a kid and would always give me a candy bar. He loved with his whole heart and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He worried about everyone, he had such a caring heart. He sure loved my Aunt Shirley even when they were young kids. Family was every thing to him. He will truly be missed, he is loved by many. ♥️

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