Essie Voncile “Bunny” Coats was born on Nov. 28, 1934, in Raleigh. She handed away peacefully in her sleep early in the morning on July 14, 2022.
The funeral support will be Monday at Memory Chapel Funeral Household in Laurel, with visitation commencing at 9 a.m. and the funeral company at 10 a.m. Brother Robbie White (Aged Antioch Baptist Church, Soso) will officiate. Burial will observe in the Coats Cemetery in the Gitano group.
Although even now in superior college, Voncile worked at Whitfield Condition Hospital, serving as section of the kitchen area personnel, as a file clerk and as a dental assistant. Just after her 1952 graduation from Raleigh Substantial School, she worked at the GE plant in Jackson. Even though she was there, 1 of her cousins introduced her to Thomas Coats, the gentleman she married.
Her military spouse was deployed to lots of locations, and prior to his retirement, Voncile lived in Ogden, Utah Greenville Albany, Ga. La Junta, Colo. and Ankara, Turkey. For the duration of these years, she was a stay-at-property mother for her three sons. After her husband’s retirement, she worked at both the Smith County Reformer newspaper in Raleigh and for numerous yrs at the Northern Electric Company (NECO) in Laurel.
Beginning in the 1980s, Voncile and Thomas enormously enjoyed the opportunity to journey often to Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Wyoming, Louisiana and California to check out their grandchildren. She was an superb cook dinner, and her grandchildren particularly liked her fried chicken.
Voncile was preceded in death by her mother and father Henry and Irene Crain of Raleigh her sisters Sarah Sullivan and Brenda Crain and her brother Bob Henry Crain, all of Raleigh her spouse Thomas Coats of Gitano and her great-grandson Davis Michael Dunavent of Shreveport, La.
She is survived by her brother James David Crain and his wife Hilda of Forest and her sons and their wives Daryl and Victoria Coats of Gitano, Danny and Sharon Coats of Hattiesburg, and Dwayne and Michele Coats of Pascagoula.
She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren 13 fantastic-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and other household.
Voncile’s grandchildren will provide as her pallbearers.
Voncile’s family many thanks the staff of LynnWood Senior Treatment in Laurel for their kindness and drastically appreciates the help they presented her.
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