Coffman, Etta Faye Elliott (Cleveland)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Etta Coffman
Etta Coffman

Etta Faye Elliott Coffman, 77, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in a local health care facility.

She was the daughter of the late Carl Monroe and Bertha Mae Prince Elliott and was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Coffman and her infant son, Ricky Dean Coffman.

Mrs. Coffman was a longtime cafeteria worker in the Bradley County school system working at several different schools in the area. She was the cafeteria supervisor at Blythe Bower School. She also worked for a time at Duracell and Magic Chef and was a member of Southview Baptist Church.

She is survived by her son David Coffman, her daughters Michele Rayburn and her husband Jerry, Trudy Marr, her grandchildren Ashley Kibble and her husband Ben, Derrick Marr and his wife Cindy, Chris Marr and his wife Meaghan, her brothers Rev. Leroy Elliott and his wife Lena, Ralph Elliott and his wife Beverly, her sister Elizabeth Wright and several nieces and nephews. 

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Ave. Chapel with Pastor Rob Works, Reverend Mike Rymer, Rev. Jackie Carden and Rev. Johnny Smith officiating.

The interment will follow in the Moore’s Chapel Cemetery with Chris and Derrrick Marr, Ben Kibble, Alan Fowler, Jason Rymer, Matthew Rymer, Bud Elliott and Ken Elliott serving as casket bearers and will conclude with a white dove release.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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