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Woodie Coats

Born: Sat., Oct. 6, 1956
Died: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018


Interment following funeral service

Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 14, 2018
Location: Grove Hill Baptist Church


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Woodie Earl Coates, 62, a resident of Grove Hill, AL, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at his residence with his wife by his side.

He was born October 6, 1956 to Paul, Sr. and Minnie Mae Law Coates in the Ebenezer Community. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, Coffeeville, AL where he served on the Trustee Board.

Woodie was employed with the Grove Hill Police Department for thirty-two years, retiring in August of this year as “Chief Woodie Coates.”

In his spare time he loved fishing, spending time with other law enforcement officers and was a lover of people. Woodie was a loving husband, father, brother and a great family man who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul, Sr. and Minnie Mae Coates; and brother, Bonnie V. Coates.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving and devoted wife, Jean Thomas Coates of Grove Hill, AL; three sons, Shelton (Andrea) Coates of Gainesville, VA, Kendrick (Talana) Davis and Michael (Pamela) Davis, both of Manassas, VA; four brothers, Paul (Lillie) Coates and Leroy (Patricia) Coates, both of Jackson, AL, Ezell Coates of Coffeeville, AL and Richard (Tommie Carol) Coates of St. Stephens, AL; three sisters, Lucille Coates and Dorothy Wright, both of Coffeeville, AL and Bobbie Howze of Detroit, MI; four grandchildren; a mother-in-law, Hannon Thomas of Whatley, AL; two brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

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Martha Harris-Jones
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
Wishing you peace in God Promise: I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. (Jeremiah 31:13). May you be comforted by faith that the Lord has brought that special person you have lost to a beautiful place of everlasting light and love.

Martha, George, Eddie, Jerry, Marshall Harris and Estelle Hendrix

Willie Hardrick
   Posted Sat November 10, 2018

TABLE BASKET was sent by Nephew Billy from Detroit.

With our deepest sympathy and heart felt love From your nephew billy and family


Judy Payne
   Posted Sun November 11, 2018
So sorry for you loss Jean. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days and months ahead. My God's peace and comfort surround you. Love in Christ.

Sharon Kidd Pettway
   Posted Mon November 12, 2018
Praying the peace of God will give you comfort during your time of loss.

Love and Blessings,

Sharon K. Pettway ( daughter of Late Lula M. Malone)
Mobile Al

Pamela Davis
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018

EXPRESSION OF LOVE EASEL was sent by Tysheera and Alisha Davis.


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