Pakema T. Cokley Medical Assistant, 20

December 23, 1990

Memorial services for Pakema Theophilia Cokley, a 20-year-old medical assistant with the Columbia Freestate Health System, were held at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Witzke Funeral Home of Columbia.

Cokley was buried at St. John's Cemetery in Ellicott City following the services.

The Rev. Wes Yamaka was the officiating clergy.

Cokley and her boyfriend Mark Eberhardinger, also of Columbia, were sitting in her car in a Baltimore parking lot in the 2300 block of Pentland Drive Dec. 15, when a gunman fired at the couple, killing Cokley and wounding her boyfriend.

Police said the motive for the shooting remains unknown.

She lived locally for 18 years, most recently in the village of Dorsey's Search in Columbia.

A graduate of Wilde Lake High School, Cokley was a part-time nursing student at Howard Community College.

Born in Washington, D.C., she is the daughter of Frances and C.

Sebastian Cokley of Columbia.

Other surviving family members include three sisters, Phaedra, Tamiko and Asa Cokley, all of Columbia; a grandmother, Luvenia Seymour from Los Angeles; three aunts, Marlene Bowman from Forestville, Prince George's County, Vivian Williams and Gwendolyn Seymour, both from Los Angeles; and cousins Tavin and Tria Thompson, both from Los Angeles.

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