Carolyn Teresa Coker


Carolyn Teresa Coker, age 60, of Chatsworth, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in CHI Memorial. Teresa was a loving mother, a pillar of the community and a compassionate friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her son, Terry Dewayne Coker; parents, Opal and Lee Yarborough; in-laws, Odell and Frances Coker; special cousins, Freddy Melville and Red Tedmore; great-grandparents, Harper and Nelly Yarborough; great-granny, Kathleen Rackly; and special pets, Pepper, Casper, Scarlett and Nookie, Ranger and Inky.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Clifford Odell Coker; son, Steven Daniel Coker; and special daughter, Tammy Marie Miller. Also surviving are sisters, Wendy Grant and Candace Goff, of Chattanooga, and Judy Morrison, of Ringgold; brother, Steven Yarborough, of Ringgold; special nieces and nephew, Haley Grant and Heather Grant, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tyler Goff, of Chattanooga, and Louise McGill, of Chatsworth.  Other survivors include special friends, Sheila and Sammy Cagle, the Georgia Rhythm Band; special mother, Nevada Cofer; and all her friends from the Pumpkin Patch.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Teresa Coker were held at 2 p.m.  on Saturday, May 8, 2021, from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Burial followed in Maranatha Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Teresa Coker to The Kidney Foundation-Chattanooga 2300 E 3rd St B, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

Jones Funeral Home, 215 W. Walnut Street, Chatsworth, Ga. 30705 was in charge of arrangements.


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