Peggy Necaise Cooley, 84, of Bay St. Louis, MS passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Gulfport, MS.
Mrs. Cooley was a native of Bay St. Louis, MS. She was of the Catholic Faith and retired from South Central Bell Phone Company after years of service. Mrs. Cooley was a wonderful wife, sister, aunt, and friend who will be sadly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Michel J. Necaise, Sr. & Edwina Ladner Necaise; two brothers, Michel J. Necaise, Jr. and Russell Necaise.
Survived by her husband of 58 years, Joel S. Cooley, Jr. of Bay St. Louis, MS; two sisters, Shirley N. Morel and Wilmah G. Necaise both of Kiln, MS; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the new Annunciation Catholic Church on Kiln-Delisle Rd. in Kiln, MS from 10:00 am until noon with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at noon. Entombment will be in Bayou CoCo Cemetery also in Kiln, MS.
Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Mary-Miles Coe Higgins Walker was born in Baton Rouge June 17, 1921 and lived many years in New Orleans. In 1961, she moved back to Baton Rouge and did not leave there until 2012 when she moved to Bay St. Louis, MS to be closer to her children. She was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church and was active in various philanthropic organizations, her favorite being the Baton Rouge Art League. Mary-Miles was an artist and author Who Wrote two books featuring her beloved dog, Mimi: "Mimi, The Cajun French Poodle" and Mimi, All Dressed Up.” The most important things in her life were God, her family and her friends. Mary-Miles was a friend of Bill Ws for over 34 of years. Mrs. Mary-Miles passed away June 22, 2015 in Bay St. Louis, MS at the age of 94.
She was preceded in death by her parents, A. Miles Coe and Blanche Landry Coe, her first husband, Roland Colsson Higgins, her second husband, Charles E. Walker, and her youngest daughter, Carol Lea Higgins.
Mrs. Mary-Miles is survived by her children: Roland C. "Skip" Higgins, Kathleen Coe Higgins, Daniel Robyn Higgins and Mary Miles Higgins; her dear daughter-in-law: Melissa Best Higgins; her “adopted” sons: A. Hermann Stenz and Macrino R. “Mac” Trelles, and his sister, Allison Trelles Heath; eight grandchildren: John Miles Higgins, Katharine Higgins Cointment, Kimberly Baldwin Chandler, Kristen van Almelo Hagarty, Frederick K. “Rick" van Almelo, Carruth Coe Higgins, Walker Best Higgins, their spouses and her granddaughter, Ashley Leigh Baldwin and seventeen great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity or to Trinity Episcopal Church.
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 18, 2015 the Commons Room of Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave. in Baton Rouge from 9:30AM until 11AM followed by a memorial service in the main chapel at 11AM.
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