May Copley Obituary

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May Bell Copley

October 23, 1924 - June 16, 2014
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May Bell Foster Copley departed this life to be with her heavenly father June 16, 2014 at the age of 89 in Odessa, Texas. May Bell was born October 23, 1924 in Decatur, Texas- Wise County to parents Edith Lynch Foster and Elliott Rutherford Foster. May Bell married M.R. Copley on June 8, 1944. They came to Odessa in 1947 from Coolidge, Texas. Throughout her career, May Bell was employed by Snow White Bakery, J.C. Penney, and Everybody's Grocery Store. She later went on to become a certified nursing assistant and worked as a live in sitter-caregiver for many patients and families. She was an avid traveler and toured Europe and Alaska...
May Bell Foster Copley departed this life to be with her heavenly father June 16, 2014 at the age of 89 in Odessa, Texas.
May Bell was born October 23, 1924 in Decatur, Texas- Wise County to parents Edith Lynch Foster and Elliott Rutherford Foster. May Bell married M.R. Copley on June 8, 1944. They came to Odessa in 1947 from Coolidge, Texas. Throughout her career, May Bell was employed by Snow White Bakery, J.C. Penney, and Everybody's Grocery Store.

She later went on to become a certified nursing assistant and worked as a live in sitter-caregiver for many patients and families. She was an avid traveler and toured Europe and Alaska with her brothers and their wives. May Bell was active in her church and enjoyed playing dominoes, fishing, crocheting, as well as being an expert seamstress. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was known to many as May or May Bell and "Mammaw" to her Grandchildren. She always had a bright smile and a huge caring heart.
May Bell is survived by son Marion Eddy Copley and wife Martha, daughter Wanda Carol Sullivan and husband Jack, grandchildren Martha Karole Jarman, Eddy Copley Jr., Jacque Sullivan, Michelle Sullivan, Casey Sullivan and wife Tobee, and Sissy Rumbaugh all of Odessa, Texas. Great grandchildren Reuben, Brayden, Mason, Taylor and Cayden. She is also survived by one brother Gene Foster and wife Marsha of Plano, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

May Bell Was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband M.R. Copley, brother Bill Foster, and great grandson Brian Copley.
The family extends special gratitude to the many caring individuals that assisted in her care; Emeritus at Sherwood Place, Madison Medical Resort, Star Hospice, and numerous family members and dear friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Graveside services will be held Thursday June 19, 2014 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to The or Star Hospice of Odessa, Texas.

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