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Mary Coates

January 27, 1947 — October 2, 2021

There will be a Visitation for Mrs. Mary K. Coates, Friday, October 8, 2021, at Stephens Funeral Home, 2800 Old North Hills Street in Meridian, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm with a 2:00 Graveside Service to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7774-A Highway 39 North in Meridian. Dr. Marcus Finch will be officiating. Mrs. Coates, 74, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at her home.

Mrs. Coates enjoyed playing the piano and organ and singing in her church choir at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. She was a devout Christian and she loved listening to and singing Gospel music.

She is survived by her three daughters Karen Anderson, Cynthia Anderson, and Angela Deen; grandchildren Tavia Harbison, Jessica Manis, Melissa Edmondson, and Jennifer Moyer; great grandchildren Bryson Manis, Kinslee Manis, Anniston Manis and Matthias Moyer along with her sister Eloise Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her parents Doris Dubose Hurst and John Hurst; two husbands’ James Earl Anderson and Earl Coates; a brother Richard Hurst and a sister Lanell Jones.

Friends and family may view the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com

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Visitation

Friday, October 8, 2021

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 8, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

7774a MS-39, Meridian, MS 39305

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