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Mary Draper Coty

July 31, 1957 ~ May 4, 2020 (age 62)


We celebrate your birth…..

Mrs. Mary Draper Coty was born July 31, 1957 to Norman and Mattie Bell Draper.  She grew up in Howell Cove Community of Talladega, Alabama.


We celebrate your love for family...

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Mattie Bell Draper, brothers, William Draper, Aaron Draper, Norman Wayne Draper, and Dion Draper, sister, Roslyn Draper. 


Survivors to mourn and celebrate the joy of her life...

Her loving son, Tonta (Tajunia) Draper of Atlanta, Georgia; loving grandson, Coty Draper of Douglasville, Georgia; a special nephew, Antione Draper; loving brothers, Marvin (Barbara) Draper of Talladega, Alabama; and Harold Draper of Talladega, Alabama; loving sisters, Sherneverlyne (Alonzo) Hill of Lincoln, Alabama; Lillie (Michael) McNeil of Tampa, Florida; and Jaukia (Paul) Coleman of Columbus, Ohio; loving special friend, Standard Woods of Childersburg, Alabama; and a host of other relatives and friends.


We celebrate your accomplishments...

Mary united in Holy Matrimony to the late Leon Coty.

She graduated from Talladega Central High School, Talladega College, Jacksonville State University, and post graduate studies from the University of Montevallo. 

She was a faithful giver and supporter of St. Jude Hospital and The Optimist Club of Talladega, Alabama. Mary received the Helen Keller School of Alabama 2017 Teacher of the Year while she was employed at Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind until her retirement.  She had a passion for helping individuals with disabilities which is a joyful practice of Matthew 25:40, freely giving and supporting “the least of these.”

We will miss your grace, your smile, your humor, your fashion, your dedication and commitment, your unwavering friendship, your dependability, and your positive can-do, will do attitude.


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Graveside Service
May 7, 2020

1:00 PM
Pine Hill Memorial Park
35036 AL-21
Talladega, AL 35160

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