Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY


Mary A. Coaxum

March 31, 1942September 9, 2020

Mary Alice Coaxum, age 78 of Yonkers New York, left her earthly home on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Coaxum, parents Aaron and Sarah Alice Salley Land, her sister Mildred Land Whittle, her brother Spot Land and grandson Courtney Hollinsworth. Her surviving sister is Ann Green of Yonkers N.Y. She is survived by her son Antonio Victor Coaxum (and Hope), granddaughter Nicole Chandler (and Calvin) and one great grandson, Malakhi C. Chandler. A devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary was born in Mecklenburg County VA on March 31st 1942 to Aaron and Sarah Land. As a young woman she met and later married Henry Coaxum on September 21st 1963 and raised their son, Antonio, in Yonkers N.Y. Mary worked for the Yonkers Public School system for 40+ years. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Messiah Baptist Church of Yonkers N.Y. Mary was a beloved member of her community and adored by many. Her desire for life and love for those around her was evident whenever in her presence. She was giving, caring and exuded a heart of goal. Her passion was gardening, and she loved to cook and bake for family and friends alike. Mary Alice Coaxum affectionately referred to as “Bird”, will be missed immensely by her family, a host of nephews and nieces and those who truly knew her best. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday 9-11am with a funeral service to follow at 11am. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


Mary A. Coaxum

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Emily Knox

September 16, 2020

Iam so saddened to hear of Mrs. Coaxum's passing. She worked in school 9 when I was a student there. I loved her so much. Im so glad i saw her last year in PA when i was there. Please say hi to my mom and give her a big hug for me. I know she is happy to see you.
You will be greatly missed by all who have had the pleasure of knowing you.
Rest in Paradise

Love you always,

Pamela Snelling (Salley)

September 15, 2020

To Victor and family.
Sending love and prayers with you and the family. Your mother will truly be missed.

Love always Cousins
Ann & Pamela

Lydia Maggio

September 14, 2020

Knowing Mary Coaxum from School 9 in Yonkers was a blessing to my children Perer and Barbara. She was a very caring and wonderful addition to the Yonkers' Public School system. Her personality and ready smile were a welcome to all. May she find true happiness in being with her Lord and loved ones that have gone before her. And may those she left behind be comforted in this time of sorrow.

A comfort for me was in hearing a priest at a funeral say: " If you love the one you lose, you will never lose the one you love". I hope it will also give you some solace.
Sincerely, Lydia

Audrey Hollinsworth

September 14, 2020

To my son-in-law and family. I am sad and heartbroken to hear about Alice she was loved by so many, I will be often reminder of the times we spent together on special occasions, I just wish I could spend once again. Your tears will diminish as days passes but memories last forever so keep them close to your heart. Stay close with loving thoughts about Alice. GOD BLESS YOU ALL ALWAYS AND FOREVER. Much Love Mom\\ A H


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