Willie Coats Obituary

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Willie Lee Coats

April 9, 1934 - March 27, 2014
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Ms. Willie L. Coats, 79, of Albion, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, March 27, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was born April 9, 1934 in Calhoun, Alabama to Frank & Mary (Coleman) Lafayette. At a young age, she moved to Albion where she attended Albion Public Schools. Willie met and married L. C. Coats in 1955 and out of their union ten children were born. At a young age, She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Albion, Michigan and later when she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ joined Pentecostal Church of God in Jackson, Michigan. Willie...
Ms. Willie L. Coats, 79, of Albion, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, March 27, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was born April 9, 1934 in Calhoun, Alabama to Frank & Mary (Coleman) Lafayette. At a young age, she moved to Albion where she attended Albion Public Schools.

Willie met and married L. C. Coats in 1955 and out of their union ten children were born. At a young age,
She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Albion, Michigan and later when she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ joined Pentecostal Church of God in Jackson, Michigan. Willie was a homemaker, employed at Cedar Knoll Care Center in Grass Lake, Michigan for several years, and at Albion Public School System as a food server. Willie loved cooking, bingo, and sports, particularly baseball and wrestling, and most importantly, her God promised "Big family". God purposed Willie to birth, love, and care for her family and she often became a mother to whomever she met. She was truly loved and will greatly be missed.

She is survived by nine children: one son Jowel Lee Coats of Jackson, MI; eight daughters Willy (Eric) Baldwin of Jackson, MI, Maggie Coats of Albion, MI, Crystal Coats of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Carolyn (Lonnie) Brewer, April Coats, Ruby J. Coats, all of Albion, MI, Bonny Coats of Kissimmee, FL, and Luevina (Tyree) Williams of Albion, MI; one brother Frank Lee Lafayette of Battle Creek, MI; four sisters Rosie Lee Embry of Lansing, MI, Mary Alice Davis and Janet Square of Albion, MI, and Louise Franklin of Detroit, MI, 31 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, nieces and nephews, with Special people niece Kim Coats- Ignot, nephew Tony Coats, cousin Gloria Francis, friend Rubertha Jones, sister in-law Annie Jackson, and the children of the late Bernice Wilson; two loving Goddaughters Anisha Funderburg and Clara Cook, and a host of other close friends and family

She was preceded in death by one son Leonard Charles Coats, one grandson Harold Wallace III, and granddaughter Lameka Coats. Ex-husband L.C. Coats, brothers Jowel Lafayette, Eddie Lafayette, William "Sonny" Lafayette, Johnnie Lafayette, and sisters Cherry Cleveland and Luevina Coats.

Funeral Service will be 12:00 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Grace Temple Church of God in Christ, 711 Grace Street, Albion, with Pastors Fred H. Alexander Jr and Stephen C. Williams. Pastor Alexander will be doing her Eulogy.
Family hour will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Albion.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to , 1400 W. Milham Ave., Portage,
Michigan 49024
www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com

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