Marjorie Coplin Courtney

Marjorie Coplin Courtney

10.30.1932 – 5.23.2024


It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Marjorie (Margie) Coplin Courtney who left us on May 23, 2024. We were blessed to have her on this earth for 91 years. She spent her last days surrounded by her beloved family.

Above all else, Margie was a homemaker. She loved cooking, baking and hosting family gatherings. She and her husband, Mel, along with their son, Steve, owned and operated Coplin Bee and Honey Farms in Santa Fe, Texas. She was involved in the Galveston County Beekeepers Association and the Texas Beekeepers Association until retirement. She was passionate about the Texas Honey Queen Program, serving as Chairperson for many years.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her family. She and her little dog had recently moved to Lake Limestone with her son and daughter in law. She loved her new little house, spending time on her porch looking at the water and watching the deer.

Margie is predeceased by her parents, Albert and Seleda Marie Jones, her brother, Joe Jones; her husband, Melverd E. Coplin, Jr.; her daughters, Linda Coplin and Sharon Coplin Darland. Margie was fortunate to have shared her later years with husbands, Joe Finley and Bill Courtney.

She will be loved and missed by her sister, Betty Jones Gibbons, with whom she enjoyed daily phone chats; her son, Steven Coplin and wife, Joan; Grandchildren, Jennifer Coker and husband, Kenneth; Julie Thompson and husband, William; Jason Dean; Melissa and Ashley Coplin. She also had many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, Alexis and Ariel Lima; Meranda Oglesby; Brittany Coplin; Alyssa Etheridge; Amy and Chelsea Coker; David, Cheyanne and Landon Barber; Kayden and Kaylee Henderson; Cody, Dalton and Grayson Gilmore; Avery and Carter Etheridge and Blake Oglesby. She also had cousins, nieces and nephews who she loved and cared about.

The family will come together for a private graveside service at Forest Park East Cemetery in League City, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Mel.

Margie was a special, fun loving and very kind woman. Go do something fun or perform an act of kindness in her memory. And if you prefer, donate to the charity of your choice.


  1. We were privileged to know Margie for just a short time. She was a very special person. She will be remembered fondly

    Peter & Ronelle Jamieson
  2. Our deepest condolences. Caroline and Earlene McCauley

    Caroline McCauley
  3. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace for the family.

    Gaye Wootton
  4. Sending our sincere condolences. Keeping the family in our prayers.

    Gary & Ann DeWitt
  5. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all during this time. Love, Tim, Amber, Aiden, Matthew, and Sarah ❤️🙏.

    Amber Oliff

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