Steven Lionel Copes, 59 of Cambridge answered God's call and accepted his wings on February 16, 2017. He was born in Dorchester County to the late Shirley Mae Tilghman Copes and the late Richard Copes. Steven was educated in the Dorchester County Public Schools.\n \n\n After graduating, Steven joined the US Army. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior, and became a member of the St. Johns Holiness Church where he was an ordain minister. Steven was known as an affectionate man, always willing to lend a helping hand to any and every one that he could. He enjoyed praising God, talking about the Bible, and praying. Steven liked fishing, riding his scooter, and carpentry work. He worked numerous jobs: Black & Decker, Coldwater Seafood, The Dorchester County Salvation Army, and he was also an entrepreneur.\n \n\n Steven leaves to cherish fond memories 4 aunts: Betty Davis, Armenia Dorsey and Linda Creekmore of Cambridge, and Marilyn Carter of Trappe; 3 uncles: Milton Tilghman of Cambridge, Octavia Creekmore of Newark, De, Raymond Nichols of Nevada; 2 great aunts: Deaconess Myrtle Brooks (Deacon Ganes Brooks) and Deaconess Clara Tilghman; 2 great uncles: Minister Johnny Tilghman and Corinthian Tilghman all of Cambridge, and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.\n \n\n In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by other family members: Arrie Ann Carter, Julius Carter, Beulah Dotson, Deacon Oscar Tilghman Sr., Jerome Tilghman Sr., Nora Lee Cornish, Rosie Major Cornish.