Obituary: Marleen Faith Coker

Marleen Faith Coker, 69, of Perry, since 2009, coming from Pensacola, passed away Wednesday, July 30, at her home surrounded by her family.  Marleen was born July 29, 1945 in Flushing, N.Y., to John and Mae (Henry) Roenbeck.

Mrs. Coker was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shady Grove, Fl.  Marleen worked in the electronic industry for 30 years. She was very active at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church serving in the kitchen crew. She enjoyed reading, making ceramics and spending precious time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Gerald Coker of Perry; her daughter, Lisa Parkerson and husband, Chris, of Woodville; step-daughters: Ginger Livingston and husband, Gary, of Perry, and Vonda Owens and husband, John, of Thomasville, Ga.; step son, Cliff Coker and wife, Amanda of Marianna; brother, Thomas Roenbeck of Forsyth, Ga.; sister, Jane Harden and husband, Tom, of Lake Worth; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Coker was preceded in death by her parents: John O. and Mae C. Roenbeck; son, Gene Roger Wiliams, Jr.; brother, John O. Roenbeck, Jr.; sister, Diane Lynn Vincent; and grandson, Brian Livingston.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 9, at 11 a.m., at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Shady Grove, Fl. with Pastor Danny Lundy officiating.  A private interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville, later that day. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.

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