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Becky (Knight) Copeland


Funeral services for Rebecca “Becky” Knight Copeland, 56 of Plainview, Texas were scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Plainview with Rev. Mike Shafer officiating. After the services, a visitation was scheduled at Jackson Funeral Home in Frederick at 3 p.m. with graveside services following at 5 P.M. at the Frederick Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jenny Wynn officiating. Becky passed away on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Plainview. Arrangements were under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick and Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

A memorial service was set in Carthage, Mo. at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church with a visitation to follow.

Becky was born on June 29, 1962 in Carthage to John and Erma Knight. She grew up just outside of Carthage in Jasper and graduated from Jasper High School in 1980. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a BS in Business and graduated from Washington University School of Medicine Health Administration Program with a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. While in St. Louis at Washington University, Becky met her fellow classmate Bob and they were married after graduation on June 7, 1986 in Oklahoma City.

Throughout their married life, Becky and Bob lived in Oklahoma City; McAlester; Jonesboro, Ark.; Tulsa; Branson, Mo.; Carthage, Mo., and now Plainview, Texas. In each of these communities, Becky became an active member and developed warm and loving friendships. She was an active supporter and volunteer in each hospital she and Bob served. On March 3, 2002, their daughter Miriam Elizabeth Copeland was born. Becky devoted her time and attention to Miriam and was very active in all stages of Miriam’s life, including Miriam’s Equestrian events.

Survivors include her husband Robert “Bob” Copeland of Plainview; daughter, Miriam E. Copeland of Plainview; three brothers, Cy Knight and wife Cid, Willie Knight and wife Donna, Gale Knight all of Carthage; sister, Mary Knight and husband Bill Herron of Carthage; sister-in-law, Winona Knight of Carthage; niece like a sister, Carlene Bridges of Carthage; numerous other nieces and nephews; and special friends Mike and Sharon Dickey of Frederick.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents John and Erma Knight.

The family suggests memorials to the Covenant Health Foundation, 3623 22nd Place, Lubbock, TX 79410 or McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation, 1503 Hazel Avenue, Carthage, MO 64836.

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