Shannelle N. Copper
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