Marcia “Marcy” Coefer Sparks, 62, of Longbranch died unexpectedly May 22 in Lakebay.
She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, Feb. 4, 1960, to parents Margaret Coefer and U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. George Coefer, who was stationed there. Marcy attended Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama, and Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt.
In 1979, she married Joseph Sparks in Madison and they welcomed their son Daniel in 1981, daughter Ashley in 1987 and daughter Kelsey in 1989.
In 1997, Marcy moved with her children to Federal Way. She worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1981 until her retirement in 2015. She moved to Longbranch in 2016 where she raised her granddaughter Isabella. She was proud to have beaten breast cancer, twice.
First and foremost, Marcy was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family. She enjoyed outdoor activities, including gardening, kayaking, hiking and skiing. She was a big fan of Alabama football. She was involved in her church and enjoyed spending time with her Longbranch community.
She loved to decorate for holidays and was known for her elaborate Halloween displays. She loved with her whole heart and was an advocate for others who needed help. Marcy will be deeply missed by her family, friends, community and all who loved her.
Marcy is survived by her three children, Daniel, Ashley and Kelsey Sparks; her three grandchildren, Collier, Coen and Isabella Sparks; and sisters Patricia Tatum, Barbara Biles and Sandra Smith.
A funeral service was held at WayPoint Church June 11. Please honor Marcy by making a charitable donation in her name to the Longbranch Foundation at www.longbranchfoundation.org.
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