Veraline Greer Coker, 85, of Houston, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., was born on July 6, 1929, the seventh of eight children and passed away Sept. 8, 2014, after more than 85 years of joy-filled living.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Dortch and Daisy Mayo Greer; six siblings; her beloved husband, Harry Ray Coker; and her son-in-law, James Phillip Griffith.
She is survived by her son, James Alvis Bowlen (Brenda) of Altoona, Ala.; and her two daughters, Charlotte Bowlen Kirby (Tim) of Union City and Belinda Bowlen Griffith of Houston.
She was a fun-loving, dedicated grandmother to LaWayne Bowlen (Cathy) and Kerry Bowlen of Pell City, Ala., Chad McCoy (Mariah) of Troy, Brandie Mullinax of Houston, Misty McCoy Parker (Tony) of Union City and Jamila Bowlen Lathem (Danny) of Odenville, Ala.; and honorary granddaughter, Dani Hurley of Houston. She had 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter that were the light of her life. She is also survived by her baby sister, Lucille Rollings of Gadsden. She will be dearly missed by her sweet baby, Ginger.
Vera was an active member and former Worthy Matron of Cedar Bend Lodge, a loyal and avid member of the Democrat Ladies of Gadsden. She was a master at gardening; her green thumb has been admired and envied throughout her life. She loved unconditionally and lit up every room with her beautiful smile.
To honor her wishes, there will be no service.