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December 15, 1975 May 7, 2014
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Geneva Victoria Coates was born in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 1975 to Cynthia and the late Joseph R. Coates Jr.

In her early years she lived in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area before she settled in Calvert, MD where she was surrounded by loving Coates relatives.

Geneva graduated from Northern High school in 1995, shortly after, Don Hall (Pop) opened his heart and home to Geneva, becoming her foster father until she grew out of the foster care system at 21. Mr. Hall remained a father figure the rest of Geneva's life.

In 2000 Geneva entered the healthcare profession, completing the nursing assistant program at the Solomons Nursing Center, and worked at the SNC facility caring for her patients.

Geneva may not have seen all her dreams come true in her life, but one dream that did was giving birth to her daughter, Jaunisia Coates on December 28, 1997. Geneva dedicated her life to loving, caring, educating, and providing for her daughter, Nay Nay, who brought so much pride and joy to her life.

Geneva was a woman who could shop, she liked to go on trips, her destinations were amusement parks with her daughter, beaches, and cookouts. She loved family and friends, music, fashion, cooking, keeping a clean home, and rooting for her favorite football team, the Cowboys. Geneva loved the church and found solace in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Twelve years ago Geneva's health declined, and after brain surgery loss her ability to walk and have use of her hands, she received nourishment through feeding tubes.

In time, her closed hands opened, and she could eat on her own, use a remote control, and dial phone numbers to talk to family.

The last nine years Geneva was a patient at the Magnolia Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Lanham, MD. Geneva bonded with the staff at Magnolia, they would always relate their affection for Geneva when family visited. Her aunts, uncles, and late grandmother, Sylvia Shears, would bring snacks and read her the Bible to keep her faith in God. Her daughter would show her arts and crafts, and model her new school clothes, her brother Joe would bring her fast food and on her birthday bring cake. Grandma Shears would bring her an Easter Lilly for Easter, and Poinsettia for Christmas, and her mother would talk and care for her, these visitations and the many others from the family brought light to Geneva's enduring spirit.

In addition to her father, and maternal grandmother, she was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Gennive and Joseph R. Coates; her uncles, Henry Coates, and Anthony Ray (Brother Ray); and the father of her daughter, Fred Tuck Jr.

She is survived by a daughter, Jaunisia Coates; mother, Cynthia Coates; two brothers, Joseph R. Coates III, and Trakton Coates; her foster father, Don Hall (Pop); two great aunts, Carlene Eaton, and Virginia Creek; five aunts, Saunders Freeland, Cindy Shears (Molly), Beverly Shears (Bell), Sylvia Shears (Fat), and Glorious Hawkins (Murry); one great uncle, Robert Bowie; five uncles, Randolph Hurley, James Shears Jr, Daniel Coates, Ernest Coates, and William Coates; one niece, Nya Coates; and a host of cousins and so many others blessed by her friendship.
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Holland Cemetery

Stinnett Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Holland Cemetery
Stinnett Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

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