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Sylvia Jeanette Davis Coplen
January 28, 1941 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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With profound sadness and a deep sense of loss, we announce the heavenly homecoming of Sylvia Jeanette Davis Coplen, who was called to the Lord's embrace on January 25, 2024, just shy of her 83rd birthday. A devoted Christian, Sylvia walked in faith and love, touching the lives of all who knew her with her warmth, kindness, and unwavering spirit.
Sylvia was born on January 28, 1941, to Thomas E. (Shorty) and Olwin F. Davis in Escambia Farms, Florida. She was the oldest of six children and “second" mother to her siblings Tommy Davis, Joyce Hinson, Sue Smith, Ray Davis, and Wanda Mitchell. Sylvia grew up to be a woman of strong faith and resilience. Her life was a testament to her belief in the Lord and her commitment to living a life filled with grace and compassion.
Preceding her in passing was her beloved husband, Shirley Gene Coplen, with whom she shared a lifetime of love and devotion, and their cherished daughter, Sheryl Leigh Coplen. Her legacy continues through her loving children, Steven Coplen, Shawn Coplen (Lisa), and Stacy Coplen. Sylvia was a cherished grandmother to seven grandchildren (Amber Hurtt, Brittany Pineda-Arellano, Nicholas Coplen, Lisa Dannielle Coplen, Anthony Coplen, Sydney Coplen, and Jase Coplen) and six great-grandchildren (Ethan Coplen, Kylea Coplen, Kai Hurtt, Kelia Hurtt, Catalina Coplen, and Rylan Coplen) each of whom brought immense joy and pride to her life. Her sister, Wanda Mitchell (Wayne) and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends also survive her.
Sylvia's life was a beautiful tapestry of service and dedication to her family and church. First and foremost she was a Christian servant but she was also a mother to many. She was sharp witted, an excellent cook and homemaker, and a talented seamstress. She loved unconditionally and gave sacrificially to her loved ones. She will be remembered for her generous heart, her willingness to help others, and her unshakable faith in God. Her smile, her gentle guidance, and her unwavering support will be deeply missed by all.
A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview, Florida, on Wednesday, January 31st at 1pm, with interment to follow at Old Bethel Cemetery. Flowers and love offerings for funeral expenses are appreciated. Or, donations may be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital, a cause close to Sylvia's heart.
We take comfort in knowing that Sylvia is now resting in eternal peace with our Heavenly Father, reunited with her loved ones gone before. While we mourn her loss on earth, we rejoice in the knowledge that we will meet again in God's glorious kingdom.
"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7
Rest in peace, dear Sylvia. You have left an indelible mark on our hearts, and your light will continue to shine in the lives of those you touched.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com