Chesapeake & Suffolk – Lillie Marie Copeland Baysmore, 91 years young departed from this life on June 5, 2021. Lillie was born on October 17, 1929 in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Rev. Joseph H. and Ethel Copeland. Lillie attended the Portsmouth City Schools. Lillie was married to James Albert Baysmore, Sr. of the Whaleyville/Suffolk area. Lillie spent the majority of her years in Whaleyville and was a faithful member of the Saint Mary’s United Church for over 50 years. She retired as a Lab Tech with 25 years of service at Obici Hospital, Suffolk, VA. After the death of her husband, Lillie moved to Chesapeake, VA and united again with her family Church, Zion Bethel UCC. She served on the Zion Bethel Deaconess Board and was a member of the Zion Bethel Social Service Ministry. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Chapel from 2 pm – 6 pm. A funeral will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Zion Bethel United Church of Christ, Portsmouth, VA. Condolences may be registered online at www.Metropolitanfuneralservice.com
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Jun. 10, 2021.