Peacefully on Sunday September 19th, 2021 at his home of 62 yrs. our beloved Albert Copeland Jr was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.\n\nAlbert Jr. the oldest of six sons, born to the late Albert Copeland Sr and Maurice Johnson Copeland on April 5th 1935 in Raleigh North Carolina. His maternal grandmother the late Mazzie Williams Johnson, assumed the parental responsibility upon the death of his mother Maurice. Albert Jr was preceded in death by his brothers Donald, Charles and Glenwood (Waddell) Copeland.\n\nHis Grandmother Mazzie adoringly called “Fats” by Albert Jr, referred to him and his brothers as her boys. He attended Ligon High School in Raleigh NC. Upon the death of his mother at the age of 18, he dropped out of High School and enlisted into the US Army where he received his GED to help provide for his younger brothers.\n\nHe Served in the US Army Active Duty from April 21st, 1953 until April 20th, 1956 and served as a Reservist until he was Honorably discharged on May 16th, 1961. He attended the Modern Studio School in Washington DC where he received his Certification of Commercial Arts in April of 1959 where he assisted in creating a painting of Jesus Christ at the Vermont Ave. Baptist Church here in DC.\n\nOn October 9th, 1955 he married his high school sweetheart Eloise Walker at the US Army Base Fort Bragg in Fayetteville NC. After active duty, they relocated to Washington DC where they joined Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion in 1957. He was an active member of Metropolitan where he served as Church Trustee, Stewart and member of the Men’s Choir.\n\nHe started his employment with Western Electric in Washington on August 11, 1957 as a custodian at first and working his way up to a telecom technician, where he measured logic circuit packs of all types used in modern electronic switching systems of the C&P Telephone Co to handle calls. After 30 years of service, he retired in April 1987.\n\nHe was a 33rd Degree Mason with the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, serving as Assistant Deputy for Washington DC from Feb 2008 thru Feb 2010, Deputy from Feb 2010 thru Feb 2012 and Deputy for the State of Washington DC from March 2016 thru Feb 2017.\n\nAfter he retired and until his passing, he spent most of his time at Takoma Rec Tennis Court chatting with friends, assisting neighbors where needed, and of course fishing.\n\nThose left to cherish his memory include his wife of 66 yrs Eloise W. Copeland of Washington DC, 4 children Bonita Davis of Bowie Md, Cecilia Copeland of Prince George VA, Donnell (Katrina) Copeland of Upper Marlboro and Felicia Watson of Cheverly, Md. One granddaughter Helana Johnson of Bowie Md. and three grandsons Robert Watson of Los Angeles, CA. Roderick Watson II of Cheverly MD and Randall Watson of Great Falls Montana (US Air Force). He also leaves to cherish his memory, his brothers Bobby (Faye) Copeland and Ronald Copeland both of Raleigh and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, colleagues, lodge members and friends.