Mary Edna Coin
Mary Edna Coin, beloved sister, aunt and friend, passed from this life into life everlasting on August 11, 2019, at Hospice Ministries at the age of 63. Mary was the daughter of Herman F. “Jake” Coin and Nancy McGuffee Coin and a resident of Monticello.
Mary’s circle of friends was deep and wide. She was a cherished member of the Class of 1973 at Monticello High School where Mary was voted a perennial class favorite, Wittiest and Most Artistic. She earned a degree from Hinds Community College. Mary’s artistic abilities, including drawing and painting, were evident from her youth. Her pursuit of painting through adulthood was made increasingly difficult by the challenges of advanced rheumatoid arthritis, yet she persevered for decades. Mary’s deep appreciation of nature enriched her life as it inspired her work. Painting landscapes for the glory of God, Mary shared each painting as a vivid expression of her faith and gratitude for the saving grace of Jesus. Mary did not miss an opportunity to joyfully share her faith with friends and strangers alike, even in the last days of her life. She would want no less from this written final tribute.
Preceding Mary in death were her parents; her husband, Pat Hill; and her sister, Lisa. She is survived by her brother, Herman Coin; niece, Isabella; and sister, Jenny, as well as her close circle of friends.
Those wishing to honor Mary’s life may choose to contribute to The Monticello United Methodist Church or to the Lawrence Civic Center and History Museum. Mary attended seventh grade in the building and often entertained with stories of her school memories. Donations of any amount may be made in Mary’s name to The Lawrence County Civic Center at P. O. Box 521, Monticello, MS 39654 toward the commemorative bricks which will be etched with her name and the Class of 1973.