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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