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Obituary for Mary Helen Cockerham

Mary Helen Eubanks Cockerham, 85, of Jonesville, LA passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 in Jonesville, LA. She was born on Thursday, October 22, 1936 in Rosefield, LA. She graduated from Jena High School and later married her sweetheart, Bill Cockerham on October 9, 1956.

Mary Helen held many jobs such as a beautician, librarian, and farmer's wife, but being a wife, mother, and grandmother were the ones that she was perfectly made for and enjoyed the most. Mary Helen was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and raised her children and grandchildren to do the same. Mary Helen will always be remembered as a sweet and caring person. She loved everyone and was loved by all she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas J. Eubanks and Eva Lorraine Cruse Eubanks; and three sisters, Cleo Hopkins, Theo Cockerham, and Opal Butler.

Mary Helen leaves behind her husband of 65 years, William "Bill" Cockerham; daughter, Angie Washington & her husband Layne of Ferriday, LA and son, Brad Cockerham & his wife Wanda of Jonesville, LA; grandchildren, Trace Cockerham & his wife Kasey of Jonesville, LA and Phillip Washington & his wife Abagail of Natchez, MS; and great-grandchildren, Landon Cockerham, Gower Washington,and Lanie Cockerham; sisters, Laverne Coates of Shreveport, LA, and Tommie Jeanette McCarver of Baton Rouge, LA; and brothers, Eddie Coolman and Olan Coolman both of OIla, LA.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11AM with visitation from 9AM until service time at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Craig James and Bro. Colin Trisler officiating. Burial will be at Rosefield Cemetery.

Those honoring Mary Helen as pallbearers will be Gordon Ray McCarver, Ken King, TI Jolly, Dewitt Carpenter, Colt Carpenter, and Will Woods.

Honorary pallbearers are Trace Cockerham, Phillip Washington, Bub Barker, and the Deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

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