October 30, 1948 - October 11, 2013
Pastor Jessie Mae Ã¢â‚¬Å"JessicaÃ¢â‚¬Â Norsworthy Copeland, 64, of Kankakee, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Visitation will be Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Lax Mortuary and again on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until time of Funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at Redeeming Life Ministries, 2861 Waldron Road, Aroma Park, IL. Minister Eric Collins and Apostle Dennis Winborn will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory. Jessie Mae Ã¢â‚¬Å"JessicaÃ¢â‚¬Â Norsworthy Copeland was born October 30, 1948 in Kankakee, IL to Nathaniel and Eleanora Smith Brookshaw. She graduated from Eastridge High School in 1965 and continued her education at Kankakee Community College; first receiving her license as a Licensed Practical Nurse and later receiving an associate degree in Applied Science as a Registered Nurse. She also received her degree in Theology from the Kankakee Valley Bible Institute. She worked at Shapiro Developmental Center for over 20 years; worked as a Registered Nurse at the Veterans Home in Manteno for over 10 years; as a nurse at Duane Dean and as a private nurse for various home care agencies. She operated a Daycare from her home and was a licensed foster parent. She confessed a life with Christ as an early age and served under Bishop Roosevelt Woods and later served under Bishop C. R. Copeland at The Pentecostal Power House C.O.H. After being ordained, she founded and pastored The Victory Assembly Center, for a short time, until she united in Holy Matrimony to Pastor Bishop C. R. Copeland in October of 2002 and then joined Pentecostal Power House C.O.H. as First Lady Prophetess. She became Pastor of Pentecostal Power House C.O.H. in 2008, after her husband, Pastor Bishop C. R. Copeland was called home to rest. Pastor Copeland enjoyed reading and gardening. She also had a passion for counseling and advocating for others. She extended Christian family through the country and also exhibited charitable acts in the community throughout her life. She also dedicated her life to the raising of her siblings and many nephews and nieces. Pastor Jessica will be greatly missed! She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lynnal and Barbra Brookshaw and Ernest Brookshaw, all of Kankakee, IL; two stepsons, Tyrone Norsworthy of Mississippi and Larry Copeland of Milwaukee, WI; one adopted daughter, and son-in-law, Suverless and Josiah Woods of Kankakee, IL; four stepdaughters, Annette Copeland, Brenda Copeland, Jackie Copeland and Marilyn Copeland, all of Milwaukee, WI; six brothers and one sister-in-law, George and Donnela Johnson, Karl Dewayne Walker, Joseph Perry and Jason Perry, all of Kankakee, IL, Vernon Perry of Iowa and Byron Perry of Boston, MA; six sisters, Anna Brookshaw Williams, Judy Walker and Nancy Walker, all of Kankakee, IL, Jeanette Brookshaw of Kansas, Ardella Perry and Kathy Perry both of Pembroke, IL; three brothers-in-law, Johnnie Paden and Stoney Norsworthy, both of Kankakee, IL and Lil Man Copeland of Milwaukee, WI; a special friend, Georgia Ann Mason of Kankakee, IL; six grandchildren, Lizze Riley, Alean Brookshaw, Yemia Brookshaw, Angel Brookshaw, Lynnal Brookshaw Jr. and Anita Brookshaw; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donnie Norsworthy, whom she married in 1974; her parents; two sisters, Mary Ann Brookshaw and Essie Paden; four brothers, Larry Brookshaw, Curtis Brookshaw, James Lopp and Martini Walker; two nephews, Richard Walker and Ronald Brookshaw; one niece, Terletha Brookshaw and aunts and uncles.
Pastor Jessie Mae Ã¢â‚¬Å"JessicaÃ¢â‚¬Â Norsworthy Copeland, 64, of Kankakee, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Visitation will be Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Lax... View Obituary & Service Information
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