Frances Peacock Coker
Frances Peacock-Coker was born in Deridder, Louisiana to Lonnie and Willie Mae Peacock on November 30, 1929. In her early years she attended Beauregard Parish First Street School. She met and married the late John Lee Coker. From this happy union nine children were born, John Edward Coker, the late Terry Lynn Coker, the late Freddie Wayne Coker, Vaughn Walter Coker, Ronnie Coker, Carl Ray Coker, Debora Mira Coker-Garrick, Denise Renee Coker-Jones, and Darrell Wayne Coker. She also gained a bonus daughter, Ruby Jean Peters. She wore many hats throughout her life. She was a domestic worker for several families in the Deridder area, a custodian at Pinewood Elementary School, and an employee of Standard Department store, but first and foremost she was a beautician and was also a snazzy dresser who loved to wear colorful clothing. (Everything had to match!)
She was an active member of Mount Zion Baptist church where she was a member of the women’s usher board, under the pastorship of the late J.W. Gibbs and the late Pastor George Harris. She moved to Queen City, Texas, where she continued to be active in the church and in her new community, until her health began to decline. As a result, she relocated back home to Deridder, Louisiana where she resided at Deridder Retirement and Rehabilitation Center until her death.
Frances Peacock-Coker departed this life on July 21, 2022, at the age of 92.
She leaves to cherish her memory, Sister, Frankie Bernard, Houston, Texas, children, John Edward (Barbara) Coker, Killeen, Texas, Vaughn Walter (Annette)Coker, Houston, Texas, Ronnie (Maysia) Coker, Deridder, LA, Carl Ray (Beverly) Coker, Atlanta, Texas, Debora Mira Coker-Garrick ,Lake Charles, LA, Denise Renee Coker-Jones (Terry), Leander, Texas, Darrell Wayne Coker, Rosepine, LA, step-daughter Ruby Jean Peters, Lawton, Oklahoma, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who loved her dearly and will remember her fondly.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 9:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 AM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Pallbearers will be David Coker, Reginald V. Coker, Vaughn Dion Coker, Desmond Coker, Ernest Coker, Jr., Kendahl Gerard Garrick, Daniel Coker, Kirklan Coker, Dijon Maxie, Harold Baptiste, III, Ronnie L. Coker, Maurice Ricky Coker, Reginald Coker, John Edward Coker, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Edward Coker, Vaughn Walter Coker, Ronnie Coker, Carl Ray Coker, Darrell Coker