Joni passed away at her Rockwall home surrounded by family on December 7, 2011, following her difficult battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by first husband, Chuck Copeland, and parents Leonard and Arlene Mattson of Wilmar, Minn. She is survived by her husband, W.R. “Richard” Bursby; sons Dana and Jeff Copeland; daughter Katrina Copeland Burris; brothers Fred and Tim Mattson; sister Judy Lalim; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Joan was a longtime employee of Culpepper Steak House. A memorial service will be held at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall on Saturday, January 7, at 10:30 a.m.
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Published on  December 15, 2011