Ernestine Coker

May 13, 1929 ~ May 11, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Ms. Mildred Ernestine Coker, 93, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab, Manning.  

Ms. Coker was born on May 13, 1929, in Florence County, daughter of the late Jessie F. Hancock and Armie Olive Kirby Hancock. She was a graduate of Olanta High School and attended Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Church, as long as her health permitted. Ms. Coker enjoyed yardwork, cooking, and sharing with her family, friends and neighbors.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara (Bill) Brown of Turbeville; grandchildren, Lasha (Sidney) Welch of New Zion, Jody (Jenny) Williamson of Rockingham, NC, Will (Chasity) Brown of Florence and Craig (Marie) Brown of Lake City; 9 great grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews, and their families, cousins, friends and neighbors.

Ms. Coker was preceded in death by her sister, Gertrude Hutchinson; brothers, Wilbur Hancock, J.W. Hancock, Curtis Hancock and Doris Hancock.

Funeral services will be 4:00 PM, Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Carolina Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Old Piney Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Barbara Brown in Turbeville.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Abbie Hydrick, Tanya Smith, Dee Stegall, Alicia Flowers, the staff of Amedisys Hospice and the staff of Pocotaligo River Health and Rehab.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 198 E. Wesmark Blvd. Suite 2, Sumter, SC 29150 or The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


May 13, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Funeral Service
May 13, 2023

4:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home Chapel
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591


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