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Antonio Royce Copeland
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Copeland,
Antonio Royce
Muskegon, Michigan

Antonio Royce Copeland, age 38, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. He was born in Muskegon, MI on July 5, 1983 to Jessie Copeland and Debra Martin. Antonio was a graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central High School and earned a degree in Theater Arts from Western Michigan University. Antonio brought music to life, when you met him he spoke straight to you. He woke up an excitement within you and epitomized life. From singing show tunes walking to school, to serenading others any time a piano was available, especially in hotel lobbies. Ever the performer, Antonio was always the purveyor of happiness. After college, he lived in New York City where he performed in numerous productions and entertained people in various venues. He later returned to Muskegon to care for his ailing mother until her death in 2017. He continued to sing and perform in local productions, most recently as "Donkey" in Muskegon Civic Theaters' production of "Shrek". Antonio was a kind soul, with a smile that captivated, a charm that left you feeling like you had known him forever and a friend you would never be able to forget. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
SURVIVORS
Sister - Rachelle Martin, Father Jessie Copeland; Uncle Marvin Martin; other brother, Jeremy Hodges and many, many other friends and relatives.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 3:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: To the Family. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon

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B Beau Hutchings on Nov 30, 2021

Antonio has left such a mark on my heart and in my soul. He was a brilliant light and made everyone around him happy. I pray that he rests peacefully and that we continue to share his stories and his light with the world for years to come.

  Dana Piccoli on Nov 30, 2021

CandleHave spent much time this week thinking of being onstage with you, and how you always gave full-out passionate performances. You were as funny as you were thoughtful and tender.

S Shaylynn on Nov 30, 2021

Deepest condolences to Antonio's Family. He was a student of mine when I first moved to the area through Muskegon Civic and he was such a bright vibrant energy . . . my husband and daughter were in Shrek with him and when Antonio realized that Zozz was my daughter, there was an instant bond because I'd told her so many stories about him and how fun he was. He made a little girl's first big community theatre production a very special one. He also helped her film a commercial for her 4th grade class project and she was over the moon about it. You just can't beat that and she'll have those memories forever. For me, I'm heartbroken and will look back on those memories fondly for a light that was extinguished far too soon.

G Give Merit, Inc. - Colleagues of Jesse Vance, Jr. on Nov 30, 2021

Dear Copeland Family, We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. Your family will remain in your thoughts and prayers.Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Give Merit, Inc. - Colleagues of Jesse Vance, Jr..

J Jessica Robillard on Nov 30, 2021

Antonio made the world a better and brighter place. He will be missed.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Jessica Robillard.

C Chassity Andrews on Nov 29, 2021

With a special gratitude to your courage and audacity to be & pursue your dreams.Fiery Lily and Rose was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Chassity Andrews.

J Jeffrey Holmes on Nov 29, 2021

I love you more than you could ever know. My time with you and Amanda in New York are engraved in my memory. Cheek to cheek on the streets of NY.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Jeffrey Holmes.

C Cecilia Vance on Nov 29, 2021

I love you Antonio it hurts me and makes me upset that we didn’t get to bond like I know we could have but I know if we saw each other today we would be jumping all over each other full of joy and excitement to see one another. You will be missed dearly, and we love u “till we meet again “

Your sister Cecilia 😍🙏🏾

V Vance Family on Nov 29, 2021

With Love, Vance FamilyBeautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Vance Family.

M Mikel Samuel on Nov 29, 2021

Rachelle, my condolences from my family to yours I worked w/Antonio at Applebees in Ny we quickly became friends and then family, and you are too.Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Mikel Samuel.

J Jackie Daly/Amanda Verhoff on Nov 29, 2021

Rest In Peace, Michigan. We are heart-broken over this loss. Sending love and prayers from NYC. Love, all his Apple*buddies from Astoria Applebee'sBeautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Jackie Daly/Amanda Verhoff.

J Jack Cappello on Nov 28, 2021

Rest in peace my brother.Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Antonio Royce Copeland by Jack Cappello. A tree was also planted in memory of Antonio Royce Copeland

E Erin Mickelson on Nov 28, 2021

I took my cousin to see Shrek and she fell in love with Antonio’s Donkey. She told me during the show that he was her favorite so after the show I tried to find him so she could tell him how wonderful she thought he was! He was so sweet and lovely talking to her and I took this picture of the two of them. I was later in a show with him and his pure joy and energy was such a beautiful thing to be a part of. He will be missed.

  Joe Panici on Nov 28, 2021

Antonio was a great person. He was my student in middle school at Bunker. He was always full of life and that smile was contagious!! I am very sorry for your loss. Mr. Joe Panici

R Rachelle on Nov 27, 2021

R Rachelle on Nov 27, 2021

  Kate Bourdon on Nov 27, 2021

My heart is broken that such a wonderful, caring, sweet and vivacious soul is gone. Antonio was in choir and the drama productions when I was the choir director at Muskegon Catholic Central back in the ‘90’s—he was our shining star! Antonio, you will be truly missed.
Kate Bourdon

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