Wilbert L. Coats Jr.

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A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Monday, April 5, 2010, at age 54. Visiting with family present Friday, April 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grant's Westside Funeral Services, Port Allen, (225) 383-2001. Visiting at Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St., Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by Henry Brown, pastor. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. He is survived by four daughters, Dana Morgan and husband Christopher, Danielle Anderson and husband Marcus, DeKeeta Sims and DeVeeta Sims, all of Baton Rouge; six sisters, Georgia Mae Dunbar, Mildred Burgess, Lulla Coats, Wilmer Barrett and husband the Rev. James, Olivet O'Connor and Edna Coats; nine grandchildren, Kennedy, Madison, Grant and River Morgan, Diamond Barton, Marcus Anderson, Michael and A'Mya Robinson, and O'Neal Davis; first cousin, Wilfred Kendrick, Baton Rouge; 19 nieces and nephews, David and wife Beverly Dunbar, Rita and husband Joseph Payne, Brenda Johnson, Cheryl Jenkins, Marva and husband Hank Hastings, Reginald Harris, Michael and wife Tammy Harris, Leonard R. Coats, Howard and wife Iris Burgess, Lorri Burgess, Aimee and Harold Ingram, Jason O'Connor, and Elayna O'Connor, all of Baton Rouge, Joy and husband Vernon Dixon, Karla Burgess, pastor, Celestine R. and husband Demetrius Ruffin, and Darrel Coats, of Atlanta, Dr. Johnny O'Connor Jr. and wife Kandra, and Jermaine and wife Latricia O'Connor, all of Houston; two godchildren, Devin Parker and Jermaine O'Connor; and a host of other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert L. Coats Sr. and Celestine Bassett Coats; and sister, Gloria Harris. He was a graduate of McKinley Senior High School, class of 1974, and dedicated member at Star of Bethlehem B. C. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Stuart, Dr. Bill Cassidy, and the staff of The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice.
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Grants Westside Funeral Services - PORT ALLEN
(225) 383-2001
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