Kathy (Coker) Passarella

Born: Sun., Dec. 29, 1957
Died: Fri., Mar. 21, 2014

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Mar. 29, 2014
Location: Passarella Home

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Kathy Coker Passarella

Kathy Coker Passarella, 56, of Buckhead, GA, passed away on March 21, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 29, 1957, to the late Charles Franklin and Gertrude Jean Pier Coker.  She grew up in the south and was a graduate of Chamblee High School.  And on September 29, 1979 she married Louis Joseph Passarella, Jr.  Together they were long time residents of Covington, GA before moving to Buckhead, GA in the spring of 2006.  She was a homemaker who raised her three girls. Kathy enjoyed gardening, the companionship of her pets and filling the lives of her grandchildren with love.  Married on the first day of fall many years ago, she passed away peacefully on the first day of spring 2014.

In addition to her husband of thirty-four years, Louis Joseph Passarella, Jr., she is survived by three daughters, Dayna Passarella Petersen (Ryan) of Orlando, FL, Lisa Passarella Smith of Covington, GA and Laura Passarella Ewing (Brad) of Conyers, GA; a sister, Caren Greene (Jim) of Oxford, GA; two brothers, Keith Coker of Bogart, GA and Steven Coker (Jennifer) of Dacula, GA; four grandchildren, Eli Smith, Joseph Smith, Ella Petersen and Breck Petersen; and a number of other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dave Coker.  

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held March 29th at 3pm at the Passarella home in Buckhead at 1041 White Oak Way Buckhead, GA 30625.  The family requests any memorials be made to the the Golden Retriever Foundation at http://www.goldenretrieverfoundation.org/donate.html.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Scott James
   Posted Tue March 25, 2014

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Scott James.

Passarella Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Georgia Ducks Unlimited

Nat Harwell
   Posted Wed March 26, 2014
To the Passarella family - it's doubtful any of you know me, or vaguely remember me, but my oldest daughter was part of the girls' soccer team at Newton High from 1993-97 (Francie Harwell). To say that the Passarella family was important to the program would be an understatement. Thank you for all you've done, and know that you and Kathy are in my thoughts and prayers. We're not family, and probably don't qualify as friends, but nonetheless we're "connected" and the good ripples out from you and enriches the lives of those whom you touch. God bless all of you in this tough time.

Linda ( Gonzalez ) Ramsden
   Posted Fri March 28, 2014
I too , will not be known by most of the family because mine and Kathy's paths crossed so long ago . The time was high school and I was the "little sister"of one of Kathy's friends . But during those precious fun filled years of coming into young adulthood , I remember Kathy , the Coker kids and common friends well. Thirty plus years later , I would like to let the family know she is remembered with love from not only those close but also from someone years and miles away .
Blessings to you all.