In Remembrance: Marion Estelle Coffman

Funeral services for Marion Estelle Coffman will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023, at Simpson Baptist Church with Reverend Rob Fleshman officiating. The burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Slagle under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. The pallbearers will be Chad Coffman, Ray Stutts, Kyle Coffman, Jason Mount, Matthew Mount, and Alex Goodwin.

A visitation will be held at Simpson Baptist Church on Thursday, November 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with an Eastern Star Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Marion was born January 29, 1934, and passed away surrounded by her family on the afternoon of November 4, 2023, at the age of 89 after a period of illness. Marion was born in Jackson County near the Morales Community of Edna, Texas where she lived until moving to Houston, Texas at the age of 14 and graduated from Jeff Davis High School. In 1953, she married Wesley and during her lifetime (at the ‘request’ of the U.S. Army), she lived in California and Texas before settling in Leesville, Louisiana in 1963. Her travels also included a brief two-year tour of duty to Okinawa, Japan in 1967. From the 1950’s into the 1970’s Marion worked as an analog telephone operator and then worked at Fort Polk as an education supervisor. Marion enjoyed flowers, and quilting was her passion. She was a member of various sewing clubs including the Leesville Quilting Club, and her beautiful homemade quilts won many awards. Marion was also a member of the Homemaker’s Club and was in the Eastern Star for over 50 years. For over 70 years, she was a faithful Baptist church member. Next to her Lord, her family was the most important thing to her.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Augustas Whitley and Lily O. Hadley Golden.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 70 years, Wesley Coffman; sons, Steve Coffman & wife Melody, Mike Coffman & wife Vanessa; and Jeff Coffman & wife Sarah; daughter, Beverly Carol Bliss; grandchildren, Kyle Wesley Coffman, Leslie Coffman Goodwin & husband Alex, Chad Coffman and wife Joy, Codi Coffman Hindman, Ray Stutts, Matthew Bradley Coffman and wife Sarah, Grace Elizabeth Coffman, Jason Randall Mount, and Nicholas Paul Gerber; great-grandchildren, Kynli Brooke Coffman, Nora Brooke Goodwin, Maxxon Phillips, Kegan Welsey Coffman, Kennedy Ann Coffman, Wesley Paul Coffman, Abigal Bree Hindman, Elijah David Coffman, Josephine Grace Coffman, Matthew Blayne Mount, Sawyer Marie Mount, and Wesley Mac Mount; brothers, Floyd Whitely & Russell Whitely; and a host of extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Simpson Baptist Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 37, Simpson, LA 71474.