Mary Elizabeth King Copsey
June 8, 1926 – June 18, 2023
Mary Elizabeth King Copsey, 97, of Prince Frederick passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on June 18, 2023. She was born on June 8, 1926 in Maryland to Alice M. King and raised in Calvert county. Mary attended Calvert High School and graduated class of 1945. She was a diligent worker and took great pride in the many jobs she held throughout her life; she was a waitress at Stinnett’s restaurant in Chesapeake Beach, a farmer, a bus driver, and a cafeteria manager for Calvert County Public schools, where she cared deeply for the students she served, made sure they were well fed, and that no meals ever went to waste. She would give anything she could to help others, and devoted much of her spare time to volunteer work for Meals On Wheels. She married Webster Copsey on February 23, 1946. Mary was a loving homemaker, and valued the precious time she spent with her family; she especially enjoyed taking her children to their sports games, and fishing and crabbing on the bay with her husband. Mary extended her care and concern to her beloved pet dogs and cats, as well as all the animals on the farm. She was also known for her sweet tooth, and was always sure to treat herself for all her hard work with plenty of ice cream and sweets.
Mary is survived by her son Roy Copsey and wife Stephanie of Arizona, her daughter Lavonne S. Chase of St. Leonard, and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Webster Copsey, her mother, Alice King, and her sons Louis Franklin “Flea” Copsey, and Jeffrey T. Copsey.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s honor to Hospice of the Chesapeake using the following link: https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/giving/donate-now/ , or to the Humane Society of Calvert County, or the Linda L. Kelly Animal Shelter using the information below.
Saturday, June 24, 2023