Claudine Godwin Coon

Claudine Godwin Coon was born on May 4, 1925 in Jena, Louisiana, and departed this life on July 18, 2018 at her home in Winnfield, Louisiana after a lengthy illness. Her life was one of quiet but loving Christian service to her family, church and community. Visitation was held on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. with the funeral services on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., all at Laurel Heights Baptist Church, 1001 San Pedro St., Winnfield, La. Reverend Wallace Ingles and Reverend Lee Tilton officiated. Interment followed the service at BoltonTeague Cemetery on Highway 501 in Winn Parish. Claudine was a teacher for several years before her children were born, and dedicated the last 30 years of her work life to Laurel Heights Baptist Church in Winnfield. She also devoted countless hours of service to the Christian faith, Laurel Heights and to the Winn Baptist Association WMU, touching many lives in a loving Christian way over the years, continuing to teach Sunday school until she was 90 years old. When she wasn’t busy with service to others, Claudine enjoyed sewing and quilting, and was a member of the Kisatchie Quilters for many years. She also loved the old fashioned arts of canning and preserving, and exhibited the fruits of those labors in the Winn Parish Fair for many years, even winning the honor of exhibiting her jellies, jams and preserves in the Louisiana State Fair on several occasions. Claudine was preceded in death by her father and mother, Claude and Cora Godwin, her brother, William Marvin “Bud” Godwin, and her sister, Louise Godwin Burnett. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 67 years (three weeks shy of 68 years), J. B. Coon, her daughters, Margaret Coon of Winnfield, Mary Lou Blackley of Shreveport, Louisiana, and her son, Bill Coon (Karen), of Universal City, Texas, and their two children, John Hicks (April), Sylvia, NC and Allison Young (Lance) and 3 children, Schertz, Texas. Also remaining to cherish her memory are three sisters, Rosa Mae Simmons of Shreveport, Louisiana, Mary Bert Arnold (Sid) of Jonesville, Louisiana, and Gracie LeBlanc (Gene) of Abbeville, Louisiana, along with a host of nieces and nephews. The family extends special thanks and love to Vonette Alsup Britt for her loving care of their beloved mother in her last years. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Laurel Heights Baptist Church, P. O. Box 467, Winnfield, LA 71483 or the Parkinson’s Disease foundation of the donor’s choice.

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