Rachel  Coates

Rachel Coates

Rachel Stallings Coates

December 3, 1922 – September 3, 2015

MIDDLESEX – Rachel Stallings Coates, 92, a faithful servant of the Lord went home on Thursday.  A native of Nash County she was daughter to the late James Noah & Eva Driver Stallings.  Rachel was kind to so many people.  She loved her family and cared for her mother & father all their lives.  Rachel was a faithful member of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church, sang in the choir, and taught Sunday school for many years.  Rachel worked with Dr.’s L. M. Massey in Zebulon and Dr. Mark Turik in Bailey.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ruby McKenzie, Cora Stallings, Oris & Ed Stallings.

Graveside funeral service 1:00 pm Sunday, Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, Middlesex.

She is survived by her son, Jim Coates (Kathy) of Charlotte, siblings, Penny Heyward of Asheville, & Jo Maxon of Chocowinity, granddaughter, Jessica Graham (Michael), and great grandchildren, Hannah Kathrine & Henry, lots of nieces, nephews, & special friends Jay & Nora Jordan

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Golden Girls Ministry, 13547 Old Raleigh Wilson Rd. Middlesex, or to Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Visitation Saturday, 3 -4:30 pm, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with funeral service to follow at 4:30.  

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