Viviene Copeland, affectionately known as ‘Nanny’,
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‘Bebe’, ‘June’, and ‘Mother Love’, was born on
December 25, 1952, to Loren and Gloria Wilson, in
Port Antonio, Jamaica. She was the oldest of seven
children. She had two sisters and four brothers.
On December 8, 1974, Viviene married Edson
Copeland. This union was blessed with three
children. They happily owned and operated a dairy
farm in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, until relocating to
Lauderhill, Florida in 1989.
After relocating, Viviene was a housewife who
enjoyed taking care of not only her family, but
others as well. Her kind, gentle, yet charismatic
personality was like none other. She was loving, had
a great sense of humor, and overall, her hospitality
was incomparable. She welcomed everyone into her
home with open arms. Viviene was truly one of a
kind. She was a mother to all with a heart of gold.
Viviene is survived by and leaves to cherish her
precious memories: her husband, Edson Copeland;
her son, Garnet Copeland; her daughter, Aleshia
Copeland-Wallace; her son-in-law, Jakari Wallace;
her three grandsons, Cayden, Camryn, and Cason;
her granddaughter, Amya ‘Rosie’ Wallace; her
six siblings; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews,
nieces, cousins, church family, and friends.
Viviene will always be remembered for her love of
others and kind heart.