Jody Marie Cotter

Jody Marie Cotter, formerly known as Mary Jo Lomax, of St. Louis, Missouri turned 83 and went to be with the Lord the next day, November 20, 2022, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She resided in DeSoto with her husband, Edward “Ned” Cotter and their little schnauzer, Snickers. She is also survived by three children, Michael (and Denise) Bell, Mark (and Ann) Cotter, and Martienne (and Joseph) Velo, as well as six grandchildren, Corrine (and Zack) Pearson, Christian Cotter, Jacob Collins, Colin Cotter, Meghan Wheeler, and Julianna Cotter. Jody had an infectious laugh and knew no stranger – these things will be remembered most by all who loved her. Her last wish was to donate to St. Jude, so donations in her honor would be greatly appreciated. A memorial will be scheduled and announced at a later date, as she has chosen to be cremated.


  1. Deb Conley on November 22, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Jody has been a cherished friend for 40 years. She would often just drop by for a laugh and girl talk. I always knew who was at my door because she would ring my doorbell in rapid succession, as if there was an emergency. Then, as I’d open the door she’d yell, “Debber!!!!!” That was the silly nickname that she gave me. I honestly think she had a nickname for just about everyone.

    I will miss this funny lady. But I do keep wondering if she’ll find some way to ring my doorbell again, as if there’s a fire in the neighborhood. 😊

    Oh, and I wonder what nickname she’s already given Jesus?

  2. Nickolyn on November 22, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    I will always remember Jody complaining about her “latest” haircut or color. I told her she looked great, but she wouldn’t agree. Then she said, there is always hope for next time. Jody made me laugh! Loved her.

  3. Becky C on November 23, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Aunt Jody was always smiling and so happy and fun to be around. I will forever cherish hanging out with her at the family retreats at Eagle Hurst Ranch. Her love of family showed in her actions and words. May she fly high forever.
    Prayers for the family and friends to find strength and comfort.

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