Mary Jo Coker

Mary Jo Coker died November 18, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 86 years 10 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at

Mary Jo was born November 8, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Leroy William and Aline Edwina (McMahon) Cordonnier. She was raised in Oklahoma City, graduating from Capital Hill in 1952.

Mary Jo married James Wagner Sr. in 1954 in Oklahoma City. After the their divorce, she married Earnest Z. Coker, Sr. in 1961 in Oklahoma City.

Mary Jo enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, as well as friends. She loved and was very good at Home Health and taking care of others. Mary Jo enjoyed giving manicures and pampering others. She also enjoyed pampering herself by getting her hair done, giving herself a manicure, or even taking a Jacuzzi bath. 

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Aline Cordonnier; her sister, Patsy Jameson; her son, James Wagner; her daughter, Saundra Edwards; her grandson, Ernie Coker III; and her husbands, James Wagner, Sr. and Earnest Coker, Sr.

She is survived by her daughter, Michele Coker of Oklahoma City; daughter, Deborah Nolen of Lexington; son, Rick Coker of Norman; son, Earnest Coker Jr. and wife, Shirley, of Lexington; daughter, Brenda Coker of South Carolina; her sister, Billie Martin of Norman; her grandchildren, Crystal Martin, Ashlie Wagner, Courtney Coker, Denise Geyer and husband, Bill, Chrystal Lippe and husband, Dean, Shirlene Coker-Adams, Tina Coker-Boyd, Bradi and Jeff, Richard Coker and William Coker; numerous great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.