Memorial services will be held Monday, February 28, 2011, 5:30 pm in Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Marie Smith Copeland, 50, who passed away peacefully February 24, 2011 at Magnolia Estates Nursing Home. Brother Todd Menard of Family Life Church will officiate the ceremony.
Survivors include her father Harry Smith of Lafayette; two sisters, "Cookie" Smith Benson and her husband Bobby of Lafayette and Sheila Smith Kelley of Duson; two brothers, Ricky Smith and his wife Brenda of Lafayette and Greg Smith of Lafayette; ten nieces and nephews, Monica Roger, Victor Calamia, Melissa Neveu, Dawn Lemaire, Shawn Kelley, Michael Kelley, Kristine Kelley-Duplechain, Kathryn Kelley, Palmer Smith and Mattilee Smith; and 19 great-nieces and nephews, Tyler, James, Josh, Lyndsey, Madison, Katelyn, Kaleb, Kamille, Kameron, Kaedyn, Ray, Tony, Kayla, Jonathan, Demi, Luke, Aleksis, Rebekah and Megan.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Louise Smith and her brother-in-law, Steven P. Kelley.
The family requests that visitation be held on Monday, February 28 from 12:00 pm until time of service at Walters Funeral Home. The family also sends its special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana and the staff of Magnolia Estates for their care and support.