Mildred Jolliff Copeland

Mildred (Gregory) Jolliff Copeland, 98, of Eustis, FL, passed away on January 22, 2019.

She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 26, 1920, to Arthur and Maude Gregory. She was the last one of her family born to the Greatest Generation.

She was originally from Warren, Ohio, and moved to Florida in 1968 with her marriage to Sterling Copeland.

In addition to their homes in Florida, they enjoyed many years together at their second home in West Jefferson, North Carolina, enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains.

She was passionate about her Faith, Family, and Friends. She loved NASCAR (#3). Her life was well lived. Mildred is predeceased by two husbands, John C. Jolliff and Sterling Copeland and by son, Kenneth E. Jolliff.

She is survived by her children, Charles Copeland, Nancy Reynolds, Susan (Sonny) Freeman, John (Lil) Jolliff, Tom (Laurie) Jolliff, Jim (Jackie) Copeland and Peggy (Glenn) Gollnick; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Graveside services were held on Monday , January 28, 2019, 11:00 a.m., at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL 34734.

In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to LifePointe Church Missions Fund, PO Box 129, Eustis, FL 32727.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ajay Bisht, Compassionate Care Hospice, Advent Health Waterman, Lake County Fire Rescue and Lake EMS. Online guestbook at

Arrangements by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, FL.