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JAMES A. COATES

September 29, 1934 October 1, 2018
JAMES A. COATES
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James Allen Coates was born on September 29, 1934, to
the late Leonard and Blanche Coates. He was educated in
the Calvert County School System and later drafted in the
United States Army in March 1957. He served his country
until being honorably discharged in 1959. He returned to
reside in Southern Maryland where he worked various jobs
in carpentry, masonry and sharecropping.

James enjoyed attending baseball games and gatherings
with family and friends. You would always find him
laughing, cracking jokes, and just wanting everyone
around him to be happy and have a good time. The
younger grandkids would always get a kick out of him
trying to remember all their unique names. At times he
may not have remembered all their names, but he could
always tell them whose child they were and loved them all
just the same. They loved their "Grandpop" or "Pops".
James was a father figure to oldest grandson Chris, who
grew up in the home with his grandfather. He had an
especially close relationship with him.

He leaves to cherish the memories: daughter, Sylvia
(Carlton) Griffin of Lothian, Md; sons, Nathan (Aliease)
Coates of Huntingtown, Md; John Coates of Lothian, Md;
and Marvin (Anissa) Coates of Ft. Washington, Md; and
their sister Mary "Jackie" Coates of Sunderland, Md;
stepdaughter, Canessa (Anthony) Hall and stepson,
Joseph (Theresa) Marshall of Bowie, Md; sister, Mary
Helen Hatchett of Annapolis, Md; and a host of
grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death: wife, Vanessa Coates; sons,
James Jr. and Leonard "Timmy" Coates; sisters, Rebecca
Jones, Alice Wills, and Blanche Coates; brothers, William,
Leonard, Thomas, and Leroy Coates; two grandchildren,
Shelton "Pooh Bear" and TeCola "Kitten"; and Alverta
Sharps.

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Visitation

Tuesday

16

Oct

10:00 AM 10/16/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

16

Oct

11:00 AM 10/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

16

Oct

1:45 PM 10/16/2018 1:45:00 PM
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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