MANSFIELD: Mark Anthony Coffee was born on Friday, May 17, 1968 in Mansfield, Ohio to Lillie (Weadon) Coffee and the late Grady Coffee.
Mark Departed this life on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mark was a 1986 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School
He continued his education at Ashland University. Later moving to Cincinnati, Ohio and finally making his home in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois. He was employed at Aetna where he was Senior Administrative Assistant in the claims department until he returned home.
MARK LOVED LIFE!
Mark was a jet setter and he loved to travel near, far and abroad. He loved people, never meeting a stranger. Everyone was greeted with a smile. If you knew Mark, you knew a wonderful, strong individual. He loved playing cards, and loved to dance & only needed to hear a beat. He was a fantastic cook & his spaghetti was so phenomenal that you would think he was Italian. Mark loved to dress, having a style of his own and his taste was impeccable.
Mark is survived by a son, Marquis A. Carter-Coffee of Mansfield, Ohio; daughter, Shakara Black, Columbus, Ohio; special nephew, Freddie (Bo-Bo) Coffee, Mansfield; 2 grandaughters, Taniyah & Ciarrah Carter Coffee, Mansfield; his mother, Lillie Coffee, Mansfield; 2 brothers, Michael Lee Coffee, Sr., Mansfield and Jamel Coffee, Cleveland, OH; 4 sisters, Nicole (Antwan) Horston and Terica Brown, both of Columbus, Priscilla (Isha) and Monique (Pappy) Coffee, both of Mansfield; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friend, Sherman Esper.
He was preceded in death by his father, Grady Coffee; maternal grandparents, Leroy & Pearl Weadon; paternal grandparents, Robert & Estelle Coffee; and one nephew, Christian Majors Coffee.
Mark's life will be celebrated Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Oasis of Love, 190 Chester Avenue at 11:00 a.m. with viewing one hour prior. Bishop William Morris, Jr., will be officiating.
Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of Lillie Coffee, 318 Sheridan Ave.
Services entrusted to Tate Funeral Services.
Published in the News Journal on May 24, 2012 .