Burnie was born August 17, 1935, in Plain Dealing, Louisiana and entered rest April 18, 2022, in Minden, Louisiana. Burnie graduated Valedictorian of her class at Rocky Mount High School and retired as church secretary at Emmanual Baptist Church in Minden. She loved her family, sports, Skipbo and Scrabble, gospel music and her RV in Minden. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Ray Coker, Sr. parents, Curley and Gurthie Smith, son-in-law Ronnie Holliday, sisters, Mary Ellen Edwards and husband Roy, Helen Horton and husband Buddy, and baby Christina Smith, and sister-in-law, Betty Smith.  

She is survived by her sons, Lewis R. Coker, Jr. and Ronnie Coker (Kelly) of Bossier City; daughters, Mickey Hamilton (Joe) of Benton, Vickey Holliday and Penny Morgan (Danny) of Minden; grandchildren, Johnathon (Paige), Ali, Joey (Taylor), Christy (John), Jami, Peyton (Peyton), Nate, Abby, and Hunter; great-grandchildren, Zoi, Baylee, Bo, Luke, Morgan, Madelyn, Emerson, Ashton, Kameron, and Liam; brother, Kenneth Smith of Bossier City, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family extends a special thanks to Professional Home Health, Minden HomeCare, and Dr. Sanjay Shah and staff.

Donations may be made in memory of Burnie to Win The Day Foundation, 1743 Swan Lake Road Suite D, Bossier City, Louisiana 71111, www.wintheday.org.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home 

211 Murrell Street 

Minden, Louisiana 71055 (318) 377-3412  


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