January 24, 1956 ~ August 2, 2010

Born in: Richmond, VA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Alice McBryde Coppedge, 54, of Asheville, died on Monday, August 2, 2010, at Memorial Campus, Mission Hospitals. A native of Richmond, VA, Ms. Coppedge was raised in Raleigh, and was a daughter of the late William Webb and Sara Alice Austin Coppedge. Ms. Coppedge had an incredible zest for living and was well loved by her family and peers. She is survived by her sister, Mary Neil Morris, of Laurinburg, NC; niece, Sara Wilkerson and husband Ronnie; and nephew, Austin Morris and wife Mariah. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. My condolences to you all.
    I just talked to her Wednesday. She sounded so happy. I miss her so much. I really loved Alice.
    She loved her family and she was so proud of all of you.

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  2. I am so sorry for your lost. I have worked with Alice for the past 4 years. And she will be greatly missed. She aways had a great smile on her face. And all of us here loved her dearly. This is a sad time for all of us here. You and your family will be in my thought and I will remember you in prayer. May God bless you,
    Laura

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  3. Thoughts and prayers are with Alice’s family. I’ve worked with Alice since 1988. She always had a zest for life and laughter. She will be sorely missed.

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  4. I am so sad to hear of Alice’s death. We worked together for many years and I will miss her. Alice always told me that we shared the same sense of humor and we did share many laughs and made many good memories together. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of loss.

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  5. We’ve lost a great person who loved life with such an intensity that it was almost as bright as her smile. Alice was always smiling and cheerful with always a kind word. I’ll miss the laughs, the conversations and her wit. I’m glad to have worked with her and was lucky to call her a friend as well.

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  6. Dear Mary Neil- we were so saddened to hear about the loss of your sister. Know the last few months have been so difficult for you. We have you in our prayers daily and hope to see you very soon.

    Love, Michelle and Bruce

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  7. I am so sorry to learn of Alice’s death. I remember her from days at First Christian Church in Asheville when she and Sandy did ‘commercials’ for upcoming events in the congregation – always to many laughs. May God bless you in your sorrow.
    Rev. Margaret Marquis

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  8. I knew Alice through my sister-in-law. She was such an exceptional person. she loved her animals to the greatest degree. her time here was too short.

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  9. I knew Alice from working with Buncombe County in 1989, she always had a smile on her face and was always full of laughter. She will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Alice’s family

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  10. I am so sorry Alice is no longer with us. She was so special. We shared so many special times over the last 23 years. I miss her smile that lit up a room, her laugh,her joy for living, her brain and our detaied discussions. We could talk for hours about all kinds of things. She would tell me ‘Linda Brown you need to …’ She was the best friend a person could have. We didn’t have her long enough. There is a huge hole in our hearts. I will miss her as long as I live. She could never have known how much we loved her or how much joy she gave to others.

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  11. I couldn’t believe it when I heard of Alice’s death. I knew her from work several years ago. No one could make me laugh like Alice. What a bright nurturing life force has been lost. My prayers are with the family and all of Alice’s many friends and admirers.

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  12. We mourn the loss of a beautiful and noble Lady, a treasured friend to those fortunate enough to have known her. Alice’s wisdom, integrity, clarity, compassion and above all her delicious sense of humor were freely shared with those she loved, and she loved ALL of God’s creatures. There are not enough words to describe the joy she brought to our world. On August 2nd a New Star rose in the sky, and if we squint just a little it appears to be dancing…and if we listen hard the sound of infectious laughter is being carried on the summer breeze….I send you love my friend!

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  13. Alice was a cherished friend and like a daughter to me. Her passing was way too soon for all of us who loved her. May her laughter and zest for life always remain in our hearts.

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  14. When Alice walked into the room it was as if a lamp had been turned on. Her stories were so good that I still retell the one about her ‘trailer trash’ parrot. She was a very psychic old soul that we were lucky to have known and will be greatly missed. Mimi

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  15. Alice was a truly bright and loving soul, always ready to share a laugh, a supportive word, or a big hug. I knew her only a short time, but my memories of her stay with me because they’re so… down to earth. A walk in the woods with Cotton, laughing and splashing down Sliding Rock, a full Southern breakfast with biscuits, eggs, bacon & pancakes, and stories of mountain festivals & white lightning! Alice’s spirit stays with me and I’m sure her love and warmth are making the angels smile.

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  16. Cousin Alice. So full of life and joy and laughter. The world is a sadder place without her light in it. Mary Neil and Beth, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. I am sorry for your loss. And mine.

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  17. Our friend Alice loved life, her family and friends with Cotton & Phoebe at her side. She had a wide circle of friends from all walks of life, always with room for one more. She lived in the moment as much as anyone I know. She truly squeezed the day.Although her life ended early she lived it large and well. Her sparkling eyes, happy smile and zest for living will always be with us. In my heart Alice is soaring in abundant light.

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  18. Alice brought joy and a breath of fresh air to life, it was a privilege and blessing to know her as a caring friend. Her humor and spontaneity brought much laughter and fun to any gathering and her loving spirit continues on. Much love to you, Alice, and condolences to your family.

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  19. We were saddened to hear of Alice’s passing and will miss visiting with her in Maine. Whenever she came to see us, she brought the sunshine with her. Alice always seemed to resonate warmth and had a twinkle in her eye.

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  20. I will miss hearing Alice’s cheerful voice whenever I needed her experience and knowledge. She often made work fun and I always delighted in having a reason to call her at her office. I will miss her.

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  21. Mary Neil, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I was very sad to hear the news of Alice’s passing. I close my eyes see her smiling face and hear the laughter shared with pizza and good spirits on the deck. She truly found joy everyday. I will truly miss my friend.

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  22. I am grateful to have known Alice. Even though I spent time with her on only a few occasions–her zest and open heart struck me immediately.

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  23. I met Alice through my sister Linda Rhew. She and Alice had been best friends since the 70s. Being the little sister, I was the body they used to teach each other their healing methods. I accompanied them to Mexico for my sister’s farewell trip to Mexico, an amazing adventure. Over the years I too fell in love with Alice. After my sister’s death, Alice became my bud. We lunched often, got our tarot cards read annually on Linda’s birthday and talked and laughed a lot. The trip to Louisville to see the largest display of fireworks in the US was literally a blast. Alice loved fireworks…. she was quite the firecracker herself as you know. Once she came to my house for dinner red high heels.

    I think maybe Alice took the opportunity to jump, to leave this planet and continue on her journey. Sweet, funny, smart, kind Alice. Loosing Alice is like loosing my sister all over again. All my love to the family.

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  24. Alice loved people unconditionally. You could turn to her whenever you needed her. She loved people and she loved God. She’s at peace and she’s our Guardian Angel. I feel much safer knowing that. She’s watching over all of us.

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  25. Alice will be greatly missed. Many hours were spent with her at her wonderful home in the woods. Our dogs loved the freedom of being untethered and able to romp through the grasses and trees. Her smile and warmth are treasured memories. God speed Alice- watch over us and your sunshine will always be in our hearts.

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