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Raul Soto MD

Thinking of you and Ella is one thought, as you were inseparable. To Ella and the rest of your family my deepest sympathy. We will remember how you could not avoid the sweets while you were pregnant, but never liked sweets before of after Ella was born.

Sarah Seise

My thoughts and prayers are with Ella and the rest of Julie's loving family. She will be sincerely missed by her work family.

Lisa Synhoff Trout

So saddened to hear of Julie’s passing. Condolences to her family.

Douglas Adkins

Our prayers for her parents and her daughter. Nothing can be more life changing that a life lost so early. No matter the age the loss of a child is tragic and words cannot describe the pain. I can only imagine the pain her daughter feels over this loss. I worked with Julie on a few cases from UF Health psych unit. She was passionate about her service to others. Blessings to the family and Ella.

Pamela Sanderson

I knew Julie from her wonderful work at UF Shands. She was a great advocate for her patients and had a genuine charm and deep capacity for respect and care for all she met. I haven't seen her in several years due to a job change, but can't forget her beautiful smile and kind ways. My condolences to her family.

Julie Kristine Copper


Julie Kristine Copper, 43, of Yulee, Florida passed away at her home Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Julie was born in Cabell County, West Virginia and was a daughter of William Jeffery and Kristina Jo Kittle Copper. She moved to the Jacksonville area with her family in 1986. She had resided at the Wildlight community since 2019.

Julie worked as a Psychiatric Case Manager for U. F. Health in downtown Jacksonville. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her Master’s degree from the University of North Florida and held several professional certifications. She was currently pursuing her Ph.D. She was extremely passionate about her life’s work. Whether as a counselor, rehab therapist, or discharge manager, she always strived for her patients’ best care.

She was active in her church youth group, scouts, and was an assistant piano teacher growing up. She will be remembered as an avid reader. Julie typically had a book nearby, whether by her bedside or chair and when traveling. She had a thirst for knowledge in her field of mental health. She also loved outdoors adventures, hiking and camping, animals, and environmental conservation.

The last eight years of her life revolved around her daughter, Ella. Julie was completely devoted to Ella. If not at work, Julie spent all of her time with Ella. She was able to carry her love of reading, swimming, and the outdoors to Ella.

Julie leaves behind her daughter, Ella Ashchenbrenner, of Yulee; her parents, Jeff and Kitty Copper of Jacksonville; her sisters, Janell Bazan and Jill Copper, both of Jacksonville; her brother, Jeffery Copper and his wife, Lani, of Orlando; Ella’s father, Craig Ashchenbrenner of St. Mary’s, Georgia. She has large extended families of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. and cousins.

Julie’s family will gather for a memorial remembrance of her life Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Home in Fernandina Beach, FL. Donations can be made to the charity or group of one’s choice .


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