Funeral services celebrating the life of Patricia “Diane” Evans Coker will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Benton United Methodist Church, 4615 Palmetto Road, Benton, Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana. Burial to follow the service at Rocky Mount Cemetery, Rocky Mount Cemetery Road, Rocky Mount, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Reverend Brad Franklin and Reverend Bill Moon.
Diane was born June 21, 1949, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Eugene H. “Gene” Evans and Wilma Rea Walthall Evans and she passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Benton, Louisiana.
Diane’s early years were spent in Bastrop, Louisiana, and moving to Bossier City in 1959. A year later the family relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana where she attended and graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1967. She was an accomplished pianist playing for many churches and events throughout her career. Diane was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister and is going to be greatly missed.
In 1968 she married Larry J. Coker, residing mostly all of their 54 years of marriage in Bossier Parish. She is survived by her husband; children, Bridget Deon, Larry Craig, and Jenifer Diane; six grandchildren; and sisters, Janice Haynes, and Jeannie Evans.