Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL


Barbara Prestridge Coker

August 5, 1935May 19, 2020

COKER, BARBARA PRESTRIDGE, age 84 of Birmingham, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Coker; parents, Milton and Margaret Prestridge; brother, Dwight Prestridge; and grandson, Matt Grooms. She is survived by her son, Larry Coker (Beverly); daughter, Cindy Mahaffey (Steve); brothers, Ted Prestridge and Edsel Prestridge; sister, Phyllis Henderson; grandchildren, Misty Ruttledge, T.J. Coker, Melody Cole, Marlena Tipton, Brittany Williams and Drew Mahaffey; great-grandchildren, Andrew Grooms, Atticus Grooms, Molli Cole, Noah Ruttledge and Jaxon Ruttledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was a member of East Gardendale Baptist Church. The family gives thanks to Pro Health Homecare and Hospice for their wonderful care. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens beginning at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sav-a-Life.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 21, 2020


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Tina Gilbert

May 22, 2020

Love my Aunt Barbara. I always wanted to be a woman like her. I will miss her so much.

Annette Strickland

May 20, 2020

Dear Ones, It has been so long since I have seen you but want you to know I have wonderful memories of my sweet cousin Barbara. I especially remember my visit to your home in Birmingham near the airport many many years ago. I also remember Barbara and Phyllis saying how us girl cousin had to stick together as we were the only ones with all the boy cousins. Sending love and may God comfort you! Annette Prestridge Strickland


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