Denise Cornelia Copes

Denise C. Copes, age 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in Sewell, New Jersey.  She was born March 19, 1953, in Lakewood, to James and Annie (Wilder) Geathers.  She was a 1972 graduate of Lakewood High School. 

She married Elton L. Copes on November 8, 1975, in Lakewood.  She was a supervisor at the Lexington Rest Home, where she worked for over 25 years.  After separating from Lexington Rest Home, she worked as a home health aide.  She treated people with compassion and respect, wherever she worked.  Denise lived to help others and lived her life to the fullest of her abilities.  She loved her family and friends deeply. 

She is predeceased by: parents, James and Annie Geathers; siblings, Vincent, Donna, Dennis (her twin brother) and Marvin Geathers.

She is survived by her husband, Elton; daughter, Kendra (Copes) Morris; son, Elton Copes, II; brother, Calvin Geathers, and a sister, Margie Geathers.  She leaves behind six grandchildren, two great granddaughters, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Family, friends, and others touched by Denise are invited to attend funeral services at 11AM, Friday, December 7, 2018, Abundant Grace Church, 108 Indian Head Road, Toms River, NJ, where friends may call from 9AM.  Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Bridge Avenue, Lakewood, NJ. 

Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at