Sylvia Mae (Baird) Provence Coggins

July 22, 1929 ~ February 2, 2020 (age 90)


Sylvia M. Coggins (Provence)

Sylvia Mae Coggins went to be with the Lord at the age of 90 on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Sylvia was born July 22, 1929 in Bogata, Texas to Rosalie and Ruther Baird.

She is survived by her son Bobby G. Provence and wife Kathleen of Jones Creek, TX, her grandchildren Michael A. Provence and wife Jenny of Waco, TX, Clayton D. Provence and wife Sarah of Corpus Christi, TX;  one sister Linda Shinnick of Bossier City, LA and brother Roger Baird of Arcadia, LA.  She also has 6 great grandchildren, Kenna Provence, Dacey Provence, Cord Provence, Gage Provence, Claire Provence, & Gwyneth Provence.  She was also survived by many nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by husbands Auston Provence and Seabron Coggins, and a sister, Ludie Vaughan of Baytown, TX.

Sylvia was a long-time businesswoman, part-owner and bookkeeper with husband Auston at Provence Exxon in Freeport, TX.  They also owned and operated a resort business in Buchanan Dam, TX.  They retired to Bogata where they owned and operated a laundry.

Sylvia was an avid league bowler for many years in Freeport and traveled to state tournaments and has many trophies and awards.  She loved to crochet and quilt.  She sold many crocheted purses while at the laundry.  She loved to play 42 dominoes and bingo, word search puzzles, and was an avid reader, especially Amish romance books.  And don’t you dare interrupt her during her Dallas Cowboys games.  Her favorites were coach Tom Landry and quarterback Roger Staubach.  Sylvia loved her friends, her church, her grand and great grandchildren, and life.

We would like to thank Sylvia’s caregiver family who provided safe and loving care allowing her to remain home the last years of her life.

Services for Sylvia will be held 10AM Saturday, February 15, at First United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St, Bogata, TX with Pastor Dr.Ed Lee leading the service.  Viewing will be Friday, February 14 from 6PM to 9PM at Wood Funeral Homes, 414 N. Main St, Bogata, TX.  Interment will be at Cuthand Cemetery.  There will be no graveside services due to probable weather and cemetery conditions.

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February 14, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wood-Haggard Funeral Homes
414 N Main St,
Bogata, TX 75417

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

10:00 AM
Bogata First Methodist Church (Bogata, Texas)

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