Funeral arrangements are set for Governor Mary Fallin's General Counsel. Judy Copeland died Sunday.
Copeland's funeral will be Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church located at 1200 E. I-35 Frontage Road in Edmond. Crawford Family Funeral Home in Edmond is handling the arrangements.
Copeland served as general counsel in the office of Governor Fallin. She died Sunday after suffering a stroke on Thursday, November 3. She was 42. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Terry Copeland.
Governor Fallin released the following statement on Monday:
"Judy was a strong, professional woman and a friend to all who worked with her. She was a superb general counsel as well as a joy to be around. Her passing is a tremendous loss to the state of Oklahoma, and she will be sorely missed by a great many people.
"I would ask that everyone keep Judy's husband, her family, my staff and her many friends in their thoughts and prayers. While this is a difficult time, we take comfort in knowing that she has passed on to a better place."
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