TURBEVILLE - Mary Frances Heriot Coker, 90, widow of Joseph Warren Coker, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born April 3, 1929, in St. Charles, she was a daughter of the late George Kirkpatrick Heriot and Elizabeth Wilson Brearley Heriot. She served as past state president of the Colonial Dames Society and was a member of the American Daughters of the Revolution and the French Huguenot Society. She retired from Clarendon School District 3, where she served as a teacher and director of special services. She was an accomplished artist, and she had a love for genealogy. She was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.
She is survived by two sons, Beau Coker (Bev) of Surfside Beach and Bob Coker (Christy) of Garden City; three sisters-in-law, Nancy C. McFaddin and Vera Mae Coker, both of Turbeville, and Mary Heriot of Mayesville; two nieces, Lee Wilson (Phil) of Goose Creek and Frankie Green (George) of Turbeville; nine grandchildren, Brett (Andrea), Patrick (Kacie), Dyson (Kelly Alyss), Trey (Nicole) and Erin Coker, Sarah Bradham Wortham (Nathan), Jody Strange (Claudia), John Patrick Green and Ashton Green; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ola Mae Pearson, Nancy Brayboy, Guadalupe, Ramone and Paulina Rodriguez and Myrtle Ann Gibbons.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth H. Tiller; a brother, George K. Heriot Jr.; and a nephew, George K. Heriot III.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wade Everett and the Rev. Wright Turbeville officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers will be Marcus Baird, Brad Coker, Bobby Williamson, Phil Wilson, Randy Wingard and Chad Morris.
The family will receive friends at the residence, 1153 Coker St., Turbeville.
Memorials may be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 144, Turbeville, SC 29162 or Rembert Church Cemetery Association, c/o Tommy Scott, 7 Lakecrest
Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 or Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179, www.stephensfuneralhome.org.
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