gina marette (smitherman) copeland 

Funeral services for Gina Marette Copeland, age 63, of Keener Community, will be at the Copeland residence on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Gina will be taken home for friends to visit starting at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 27.

Brother Frank James and Brother Roger Graham will officiate. Burial will be at Lee Family Cemetery in Rainbow City, Alabama. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services will direct.

Gina was a member of Keener Baptist Church, Alabama Realtors Association, Gadsden Runner's Club, and a supporter of the Etowah Baptist Mission Center. She was the race director for "Run for Glory" which benefited the Etowah Baptist Mission Center.

She is preceded in death by her father, Marvin Ray Smitherman.

Gina is survived by her husband, James M. Copeland; children, Hoyt Wayne Copeland II and his wife, Katie Copeland, Carrie Lee Copeland, and Lauren Anne Copeland Crawford and her husband, William Andrew Crawford; grandson, William Andrew Crawford Jr.; mother, Patricia Smitherman; sister, Pamela Prestwood and her husband, Jimmy Prestwood; father-in-law Wayne Copeland; mother-in-law, Helen Copeland; brother-in-law, Tim Copeland and his wife, Beth Copeland; special niece and nephew, Hoyt Edward Copeland and Anna Elyse Copeland.

Pallbearers will be Hoyt Wayne Copeland II, Tim Copeland, Jimmy Prestwood, Dan Copeland, Danny Chestnut, and David Clokey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gina's memory to the Lee Family Cemetery or the Etowah Baptist Mission Center. Online condolences may be made at