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Mary Kathleen Anderson Coates

January 27, 1947 ~ October 2, 2021 (age 74)

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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.

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October 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Stephens Funeral Home
2800 Old North Hills Street
Meridian, MS 39305

Graveside Service
October 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
7774A Highway 39 N.
Meridian, MS 39305

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