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James Oliver Copper
September 29, 1941 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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James Oliver Copper, known to many as “Buddy” or “J.C.” transitioned on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at his daughter’s home in Easton, Maryland.
Buddy as most called him, was born on September 29, 1941 to Helen Elizabeth and Oliver R. Copper. He attended Talbot County Public Schools and graduated with the class of “1959”.
Buddy was employed with Cadmus Printing before his retirement. He was member of the Blake Blackston Post #77, where you could always find him sitting among his good friends. In his younger days he enjoyed hanging on the “Hill”. Buddy enjoyed being outside in his yard, cutting grass, cleaning the yard or just “shooting the breeze” as he would say. He would hop into his van and head to the American Legion or Harrington Casino with a huge smile on his face. Buddy also enjoyed watching his westerns, Family Feud and his Baltimore Ravens.
His most memorable moments would be him sitting in the yard, enjoying the scenery while listening to his favorite Songs “I got dreams” and “Lucille”. Buddy loved his family and would always go that extra mile for his grands and great grands. He would always think of them as he shopped, bringing back bags of snacks for them.
Buddy was proceeded in death by his parents, Helen E. and Oliver R. Copper, daughter, Shautonya Brooks, sister, Bertina Copper, brother, Bernard Burton Copper, grandparents, Anna Mae and John Wesley, aunts, Edith Thomas, Gertrude Williams, Dorthy Dunmore, Grace Joshua, Core Dodd and Grace Gowins, uncle, Charles Berry, nieces, Alisia Copper and Cassandra Copper, and nephew, Derrick Cooper.
Buddy leaves in loving memories his daughter, Shanika Brooks (Abdul-Malik), grandchildren; Tekeisha, Tyneice, Ja’shaun, Tenijah, Aizhane and Semaj, great grandchildren; Samier, Karmen, Nori and Shyne, brother, Reginald (Brenda) Copper, sister, Joyce Copper, uncles, James Berry and Edward Berry, aunt, Doris Powell, sister-in-law, Gloria Copper, a special cousin, Donald Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.