April 28, 1937 ~ May 2, 2020
Born in: Birmingham, , AL
Resided in: Denver, CO
Ruby Mae Copeland was born on April 28, 1937, in Birmingham, Alabama to her parents Willie Longshore and Lillie Mae (Potter) Longshore. She was raised surrounded by siblings, Willie “Luke” (Geri) Longshore, Amos (Liz) Longshore, Jimmy (Carol) Longshore, Tommy (Thomasina) Longshore Johnny (Bonnie) Longshore, Bonnie Jean Longshore, Bobby Joe Longshore and Jeff (Laura) Longshore. She received her early education in Massillon, Ohio, where she graduated from Washington High School.
Ruby Mae was a devoted, caring, and loving mother of 4 children Sonya “Renee”, Karen, Carol, & Jeffrey. By profession Ruby Mae was a seamstress, loving others through her creations. She treasured the special moments of planning gatherings with her friends and family along with watching movies.
Ruby Mae was a Christian woman, who was valiant in her love for the Lord. She had large faith and was committed in reading her Bible and staying in touch with the Lord.
Ruby Mae Copeland departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on May 2, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Those left to cherish her memory are her siblings Bonnie Jean Longshore, Bobby Joe Longshore and Jeff (Laura) Longshore, along with her children Sonya “Renee” Copeland, Karen Paris, Carol (Watik) Aleem, & Jeffrey Copeland. Ruby was also survived by her loving grandchildren Ka’Rena (Quinton), Torrence, Amber, Quachelle, Staisha, Dontia, Alphonso II (Shante’), Taona, Jeffrey Jr, Jameire,, Malik and Raymond. Along with a host of great-grandchildren, Jamale, Jae’Anna, Jermaine., Jakhi, Journe’, Jaiden, Jordan, Torrence Jr,Centriece, Joshua, Annessa, Nayomi and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220