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Willie Coates

Willie Mae Coates (Lewis)

Saturday, June 29th, 1929 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Willie Mae Coates, 91, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, in Traveler’s Rest, SC. She is the daughter of the late Earl and Effie Rice Lewis and was born in Madison County, NC on June 29, 1929. Willie graduated from Marshall High School in 1947. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Nial Coates.

Willie and Nial had a son, Thomas Earl Coates, and a daughter, Wanda Coates Rice. In 1971 Willie and Nial moved to Church Street in Weaverville where they spent many happy years. Willie worked at Square D in Asheville before retiring. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Mars Hill. Willie enjoyed gardening, crafts, cooking, and spending time with her children, four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, as well as her many friends.

A private graveside service will be held at 1pm Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
    Address
    901 Aiken Road
    Asheville, NC 28804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Private Graveside Service
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
    Address
    901 Aiken Road
    Asheville, NC 28804
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Ellen Coomer

Posted at 10:04am
Tom & Wanda & families,
I was sorry to read that Aunt Willie had passed away. I will always remember her sweet smile and soft voice. I thought when she and Uncle Nial were married that she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I will always be grateful that they drove me (a scared 17 yr. old) to Berea. I'm sorry that I didn't see her in the last few years. My love and prayers are with you as you grieve her loss and remember all your wonderful memories.
Love, Ellen
Susie sends her sympathies & her love.

MR

Monte Reese

Posted at 06:52am
We are very sorry to hear about this sweet lady's passing. We are sure she is undoubtedly in a better place. Monte and Valerie Reese.
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