Michelle Harris-Coppadge

Obituary of Michelle Harris-Coppadge

Michelle Alisha Harris (Coppadge) of Voorhees, New Jersey, departed this life on October 9, 2018.  Shelley made the peaceful transition with her loving husband, Daryl Coppadge, by her side.  Born in Newark, New Jersey, Shelley was the daughter of Michael and Sandra Harris.  She was the mother of one son, William Whitaker of Brooklyn, New York.  Shelley was a devout Christian and evangelist who led many people to Christ.  Her sweet voice was captivating and comforting and her smile radiated every room her presence graced.  Shelley served proudly in the United States Army where she earned an Honorable Discharge.  She then pursued a career is cosmetology, became an instructor, worked as a bookkeeper and was an administrative professional.  In 2002, she opened her business, A Fresh Beginning, a residential and commercial cleaning company.  A private person who embraced the comfort of home and demonstrated an enormous love for her family and friends, she managed to spread a wealth of love, generosity and compassion during her short time on this Earth.  She proudly walked through the Gates of Heaven to embrace Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ

            Shelley is survived by her Husband, Daryl Coppadge of Voorhees, NJ; Son, William Whitaker of New York, NY; Father, Michael Harris of Franklin, PA; Step-Brother, Joby Kalathunkal; Step-Sister, Jolene (Harris); Mother-in-Law, Ruby L. Coppadge of Dover, DE; Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law, Joel V. and Arlene M. Coppadge of Wilmington, DE; Carl A. and Sonya W. Coppadge of Nokesville, VA, and Paul A. and Charlene J. Coppadge of Coatsville, PA; Uncles, Albert C. Hughes, Jr. of Plymouth, PA; Danny Richardson of Newark, NJ, Red Harris of Franklin, PA; Otis Harris of Franklin, PA; Aunts, Janice Sanders of Palmyra, NJ; and Barbara Hafner of Detroit, MI; Cousins-Brothers and Sister-in-Laws, Edwin Angelo and Judlee Major Sauls of Brooklyn, NY, Andre Todd and Carol Sauls of Cinnaminson, NJ, Michael Sauls of Decatour, GA; Nephews and Nieces, Alexandra Coppadge, Joel V. Coppadge, II, Aria Gee, Dejon Gee, Tamara Coppadge, Sydney Coppadge and Bryce Coppadge; Cousins, Shea Richardson, Shannah Richardson, Ebony Hendrix, Al-Lyssa Hughes, Angelo I. Dixon, Eboni A. Whatley, Jamel and Valerie Carter, Michael and Kieona Burford, Andrea Michael Sauls; Second Cousins, Donya Richardson, Al-Jamier Mallary-Hughes, Dreyden Richardson, Jamarian La’Darius Berry, Remeiah MiKole Whatley and Leah Kelis Whatley, Judlee Z. Owens, Autumn Owens, Aubrey Owens, Chris Owens and Lamar Owens; Special Friends, Rhonda Wise, Bernard Sanders, Donna Pollack, Michelle Pollack, Maria, Marlon Bell, Joyce Bell, Melodee Fields, and Dee Blake.  Shelley was pre-deceased by her first Husband, William Whitaker, Grandparents, Albert C. and Eutha Mae Hughes; Mother, Sandra Kalathunkal; Aunts, Jacqueline Sauls, Marie Richardson; Cousins, Marc Sauls, Albert C. Hughes, III and Rafael Sauls

            Services will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Bethany Baptist Church, 1115 Gibbsboro Road in Lindenwold, New Jersey.  Viewing is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Service is at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey.  Professional services entrusted to May Funeral Home, Camden, New Jersey.