Teri Lee Copus [Wickline], 41, Eastlake, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
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Although the cause has yet to be determined, Teri always knew when it was time to go, and she went peacefully in her sleep, next to her best friend and the love of her life. She was a beautiful, powerful force for the short time that she was in this world, and she will be remembered as such by the multitudes of people whose lives she touched, if even for a second. Teri was strong, but also the softest, kindest person to everyone around her. She absolutely loved being a mother to her two amazing children, and lived every breath to make sure they, and others around her, were taken care of and loved in every way possible.
An avid reader, she will surely be missed by the Eastlake Public Library, where she was the proud owner of a VIP box, and her online library club where she reviewed hundreds of books every year. Teri was a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, and so many other things to so many people, but most of all she was a light in this dark world and her light was snuffed out far too soon.
Teri is survived by her husband, Jack Copus (35) and her two children, John “Charlie” Jelenic (16) and Annika Jelenic (14), all of Eastlake. Also surviving are her parents, Betty Childress of Euclid and Terence and Teresa Wickline of Willoughby, as well as her three siblings: Josh (Meghan) Wickline, Crystal (Dan) Camille [Brown], and John “Bull” (Lexi) Brown and many nieces and nephews.
Teri was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents Lila and Leonard Wickline, Rosalie “Grandma U” Urbas, and Shirley “Mawmaw” Childress.
Family will receive friends at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, on Thursday November 21st from 11 AM to 1 PM and from 4 to 7:00PM with a short celebration of life service at the end of the evening for anyone who wishes to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the family’s name. Those wishing to pay tribute can also donate specifically to Providence House in Teri’s memory.