Clara Nell Copeland

On Sunday, February 28, 2021, Clara Copeland, went to her heavenly home at age 77. She has joined many loved ones who have gone before her, including her husband Carl, parents H.A. and Marie Johnson, brother Don Johnson, and sister Rose Sanderson.

Clara was born January 10, 1944, in Sanger, Texas. She grew up in Denton, Texas, along with her six sisters and two brothers. As the daughter of beloved pastors, Clara was active in her church, playing the piano or organ, teaching Sunday school and often accompanying her father as he tended his congregation.

At 19 years old, Clara married Carl Copeland. They celebrated 51 anniversaries, raised four children and welcomed five grandchildren together. Clara was a stay-at-home mom to her children, while continuing to serve in her local church. In the spring of 1984, Clara and her husband went into the full-time ministry. They were privileged to pastor churches in seven different cities in Texas and New Mexico.

Clara is survived by daughter, Carla, and three sons, Carl, Charles and wife Lupe, and Christopher and wife Kimberly and her beloved grandchildren: Kevin, Grace, Hailey, Liberty and Justiss. She is also survived by sisters Opal Patterson, Edith Molck, Valda Brown, Patsy Smith, Kay Howard, and brother Clyde Johnson

Her homegoing celebration is being held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 10:00 am at Family Worship Center, 11901 I-27, Amarillo, TX 79119.

To watch the funeral service live please click on the link below 15 minutes prior to the service.
Live Service

1 Comment


    Carla and family;
    I didn’t know Clara but have heard many stories of her through my dear friend, Carla. I could tell she was very devoted to Jesus. I know she has left a great legacy through the life she lived.
    I would say to you; when sadness comes near your mind (and it will), have your moment, but don’t live there. Remember the great moments with Clara and also the happiness and fullness she felt when she was doing what she loved, ministry.
    Remember that she is home and with Carl and together worshipping the LORD. She is reunited with loved ones (family and friends) that have gone on before her.
    She is whole and happy and full of energy serving the LORD.
    Love to you and prayers for peace and comfort will be continued for you.

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