Johnnie Ruth Copeland, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her residence. She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Mother’s Board. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Leonard; and sister, Gladys Campbell. Survivors include her son, Lebron (Wynetta) Copeland of Lawton, OK; daughters, Delores (Hursher) Thurman and LaVerne Cross; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; best friends, Betty Bishop and Rosalind Mitchell; a host of other relatives and friends; a special thanks to PACE. She will lie-in-state on Friday at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Lebron Copeland as the eulogist.