Jimmie Lynn Coomer “Jim-a-lou”, 66, of Science Hill, formerly of Newport, passed away peacefully in her daughter’s home, on August 30, 2016.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Bradley Coomer and Velma Janet Claxton Coomer; her sister, Lenora Sue Coomer Turner; and her brother, Robert Joseph Coomer, “Bob-a-lou”.

Survivors include her three children, daughter, Lisa Coomer Hardwick and son-in-law, Matthew Hardwick, of Science Hill, son, Michael Coomer, of London, and her daughter, Angela Coomer Howell and son-in-law, Roscoe Howell, Sr., of Richmond; her brother, Michael “Spook” Coomer and sister-in-law, Kelly Meyer Coomer, of Covington, her brother, Elmer “Gary” Coomer, of Richmond; nine grandkids, Dakota “Cody” Hyden, Madison Hardwick, Trinity Hardwick, Elijah Hardwick, Roscoe “Bubba” Howell, Jr., Savanna Howell, Shianne Coomer, Brandon Coomer and Caleb Coomer; four nieces and seven nephews.

Jimmie was born on October 9, 1949, in Harlan.  Jimmie attended Lloyd High School, in Erlanger.  She loved to work in the restaurants with her father.  She also managed a restaurant and then went on to become a homemaker and raised her children.   Over the years, Jimmie was known as a loving, caring person, who would give you the shirt off her back and the last nickel in her pocket.  She was a strong, courageous woman who never gave up and always put others before herself.  One of Jimmie’s best qualities included being a humorous “cut-up”.  She loved to make people smile.  Most importantly, she was the most self-less mother and mamaw that her children and grandchildren could have ever asked for.  This was her greatest accomplishment.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of Lake Cumberland for their support in her final days.

Visitation will be Friday, September 2, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will follow the visitation, on Friday, at 7:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Matthew Hardwick officiating.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., in Southern Oaks Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.


Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.