Mary Elizabeth Copeland ‘Beth’ Baker

Published 1:52 pm Monday, June 24, 2024

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June 20, 2024

Mary Elizabeth Copeland “Beth” Baker, age 81, of Demopolis died June 20, 2024, at her home. She was born May 10, 1943 in Demopolis to Thomas Royals Copeland and Leona Carmie McGuire Copeland.

Beth married the love of her life, Bill, in 1962 when they were 18 years old. In April of this year, they celebrated their 62nd anniversary. 

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Beth enjoyed travel and loved to help others travel as well, after training under Jerome Levy, Beth operated Levy Baker Travel for over 20 years.

She and Bill enjoyed traveling to see the Crimson Tide play football. While he enjoyed the games, she enjoyed the shopping. To know Beth is to know that one of her favorite things was to shop. Wayne always said his mother trained his wife and daughter as well. Beth enjoyed her time shopping with Pam and Carolyne in Meridian and spending time in Daphne with her daughter Dyan and her family where she could shop at the outlet mall.

Family was of utmost importance to Beth and she was blessed to see her family grow. The birth of Cody’s son was her first great-grandson, and she was elated when three more great-grandsons were added to the family.

She and Bill loved their time together at “the camp house” where they enjoyed their retirement years. They spent many hours fishing and enjoying playing their favorite card game Sequence. The entire family spent many hours at their beloved “camp.”

She loved baking sweets and would always provide her famous pound cake at the annual Jefferson barbecues. Her grandsons, Ethan and Wesley, lovingly nicknamed it “bread cake.”

Beth is survived by her husband, James William “Bill” Baker; son, Wayne (Pam) Baker and their children, Cody (Libba) Baker and Carolyne (Mason) Milner; her daughter, Dyan (Steve) Perrigin and their children, Wesley and Ethan Perrigin.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Siloam Baptist Church, P.O. Box 158, York, AL 36925

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Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory