Mary L. Coker


FLORENCE — Mary Lee Coker, age 53, died Monday May 27, 2013, at McLeod Hospice.

Born in Florence, she will be remembered as a free spirit who loved exploring and experiencing life. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, tending to her flowers, riding horses and was a great cook. Her family will remember her as a loving mother, daughter, sister and grandmother.

Coker is survived by her parents, Joseph Leon Coker Sr. and his wife, Lynne, of Manning and Iler Lee Odom and her husband, Guy, of Powder Springs, Ga.; a son, Franklin Kodi Stephen and his fiancé, Amanda Manthei; two brothers, Joseph L. Coker Jr. and his wife, Abigail, of Sumter and Jimmy Brill of Las Vegas; four sisters, Gloria Lee and her husband, John, of Gable, Donna Coker of Sumter, Susie Rivera and Paula Sims, both of Manning, and Audrey Carson; a grandchild, Alison Clayton; a grandmother, Sara Parrott Lee; a nephew, Andrew Lee; five nieces, Melissa Franklin, Sara Coker, Rachel Coker, Brittany Matz and Kayla Amerson; two great nieces; and two great nephews.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice, 1203 E. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29506; or to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attention: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.