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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Cervone Copes

Cervone Charles "Chuck/Gruff" Copes Sr.

Tuesday, June 21st, 1977 - Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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Cervone Charles Cevrin Copes, Sr., son of Charles Edward Copes and the late Celestine Mears Copes. He passed away from this life on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Cervone, also known as “Gruff” & “Chuck,” attended Accomack County Public Schools and was a 1995 graduate of Arcadia High School. He entered the United States Marine Corp and served for a short time before his discharge. Cervone was currently employed at Tyson Foods in Temperanceville, Virginia.

At an early age, Cervone joined First Baptist Church in Mappsville, Virginia. In later years, he attended St. John Independent Church in Messongo and Jerusalem Baptist Church in Temperanceville.

Gruff loved watching sports, especially football. He was a true Dallas Cowboys fan and knew every player and what college they attended. He knew all of the stats without hesitation. Gruff also enjoyed wrestling.

Family gatherings were his favorite; it was his time to shine. Chuck loved to eat. He would pile his plate mountain high and would eat every bit of it. The family would watch in amazement and laugh, wondering where he put it all. He was famous for his vegetable beef soup, spaghetti, and goulash. He had mastered those three meals. The boys knew whenever they came over, they were going to have one of the three.

Chuck leaves to cherish his memory: seven children, Ciara Copes, Cervone Copes, Jr., Brelyn Williams, Brazile Williams, Ricardo Copes, Joshua Williams, and Cyan Copes; father, Charles E. Copes; brother, Charles (Yvonne) Morris; two sisters, Cherleeta Copes and Claudette Byrd; three favorite uncles, Robert (June) Gordy, Maurice Taylor, and Karl Copes, Jr., with whom he shared a birthday; six nephews; three nieces; special friend, Tyniesha Purnell; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 1:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have received notification from the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers that funeral homes are included in the Governors Executive Order Fifty-Three (2020), which imposes the following restriction: Effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited. In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order Fifty-Three, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until April 23, 2020. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
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    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 1:00pm
    Groton Community Cemetery
    Hickman Ln.
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Posted at 07:14pm
RIP my MVP Lil’ Hommie, I send my true and sincere condolences to yours. No words can express but just know today I'm living in my memories of you. Respect and Salute, SouljA! TS
Thank you "CooperandHumbles" for allowing the support for those that are not local...

Curtis, Cheryl and Curt Curt.

Posted at 07:14pm
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Patricia Tripp

Posted at 02:16pm
Gone way too soon I will miss you dearly
Such a nice person I'm so glad that I meant enough to you for you to call me Auntie
My heart goes out to the family
R.I.P CHUCK Love Auntie Pat

Jacqueline Copes

Posted at 12:46pm
Words cannot express how I'm feeling right
Now, I just remember your smile and you telling me auntie I'm happy now,and you looked happy, I'm going to miss you,love
You nephew until we meet again!!
Auntie Jack

Gregory & Angela Young

Posted at 05:00pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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