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Laura Coker

August 7, 1988 — December 7, 2022

Laura Wilson Coker passed away on December 7, 2022 at the age of 34 after a long and difficult battle against depression. She was a beloved wife, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. We remember her fondly for all our wonderful times together, for her amazing piano talent, her love of nature, her beautiful smile and her laugh. Some of those closest to her affectionately called her "Wa Wa." Laura was born on August 7, 1988 in Atlanta Georgia. She grew up in the Birmingham, AL area and completed high school at Oak Mountain Classical School. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Furman University, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UAB. She worked for several years as an inpatient nurse at Shelby Baptist Medical Center, and most recently as an outpatient clinic nurse for Children's of Alabama. Laura was deeply loved and is survived by her husband Matthew Tyler Coker, parents Mark and Marian Wilson, siblings Anne Wilson Wagstaff (Drew), Joseph Wilson and Julia Wilson.
Her fight is over and she suffers no more. She rests in Heaven with her Savior Jesus, and those who went before her.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 11, 3:30-5:30pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, 1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235.
The funeral service will be on Monday, December 12 at 2:00pm in the chapel at Hunter Street Baptist Church, 2600 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Crisis Center of Birmingham, or a fine arts organization of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Sunday, December 11, 2022

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 12, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Hunter Street Baptist Church

2600 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244

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