Shan­nelle N. Cop­per

Record Observer - - OBITUARIES -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — Shan­nelle Ni­cole Cop­per, 36, Pond­town, MD, passed away on June 29, 2017 at Univer­sity of MD Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ch­ester­town, MD.

Shan­nelle leaves to cher­ish pre­cious mem­o­ries, her son, Shy­hiem Miller; daugh­ter, Jazmyn Cop­per of Milling­ton, MD; de­voted mother, El­der Dr. Jac­que­line Henry (her only child); Dar­nell Henry of Milling­ton, MD; fa­ther, Len­nell Cop­per Sr. (Tar­sha Hunter) of Wor­ton, MD; sis­ter, Tatayna Cop­per; broth­ers: Eli­jah Cop­per; Len­nell Cop­per Jr.; and grand­mother, Bertha Cop­per of Wor­ton, MD.

Cel­e­bra­tion of Life ser vices will be 12 p.m. on Satur­day, July 8 at Mt. Carmel Church CLG, 117 N. West St., Dover, DE, with a two hour view­ing be­fore ser­vice. Friends may also call Fri­day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ben­nie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Di­vi­sion St., Dover, DE.

Pro­fes­sional ar­range­ments en­trusted to Ben­nie Smith Funeral Home, Ch­ester­town. Although her fam­ily came first, she served as Sun­day school su­per­in­ten­dent at St. James United Methodist Church in Mar­riottsville, MD for sev­eral years and was in­stru­men­tal in help­ing to build the church’s ma­jor ad­di­tion in the early 1960s. Ad­di­tion­ally, she vol­un­teered with the West Friend­ship Vol­un­teer Fire­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion Ladies Aux­il­iary where she held sev­eral of­fices in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent and Vice Pres­i­dent. Dur­ing the 1960’s, Margy be­came one of the first women am­bu­lance at­ten­dants in the Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vice at West Friend­ship.

Early in the 1970’s, Margy moved with her fam­ily to Queen­stown, MD to fol­low dreams of sail­ing, mo­tor­boat­ing, ca­noe­ing, fish­ing, crab­bing, and life on the East­ern Shore.

In later years, Margy con­tin­ued work with As­bury UMC in Charles Town and worked with Meals on Wheels. She trav­eled to Europe, Rus­sia, China, and the Mid­dle East. Margy’s fa­vorite pas­times were gar­den­ing, sail­ing, fish­ing, and play­ing bridge tour­na­ments earn­ing points to­wards the Life Master achieve­ment — she needed two more golds.

She was pre­de­ceased by her lov­ing and adored hus­band of 44 years, Ray­mond G. Tar­rant in 1987; and by her par­ents, Floyd War­ren Wool­ley, Adelaide Kennedy Beck Palmer, and beloved step-fa­ther, Ray­mond Ab­bott Palmer; as well as sis­ter, Jeanne (Palmer) Lathrop; and broth­ers: James Palmer and Richard Palmer. Margy leaves her six chil­dren: Ellen (Tar­rant) Miller (Larry) of Cen­tre­ville; Peggy (Tar­rant) Robin­son (Mike) of Rockville; Daniel Tar­rant (Bernie) of Eas­ton; Nancy (Tar­rant) Watkins (Richard Ring) of Charles Town; Jef­frey Tar­rant (Su­san) of Sykesville; Stu­art Tar­rant (Diana) of Queen­stown; 17 grand/step-grand­chil­dren; 32 great grand/step great grand­chil­dren; and 2 great­great-grand­chil­dren.

Ser­vices will be held on July 11, 1 p.m. at As­bury United Methodist Church, Charles Town, West Vir­ginia; with visit­ing at 12 noon. Burial will be July 18 at the Mary­land State Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery in Hur­lock, MD.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions are sug­gested to As­bury United Methodist Church—Mis­sions, 110 North Street, Charles Town, WV 25414, or to your fa­vorite lo­cal fire depart­ment or your lo­cal Meals on Wheels.

For con­do­lences, please visit: www.eack­les-spencer fu­ner­al­home.com.

SHAN­NELLE N. COP­PER

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