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Edith Margaret Coates

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Edith Margaret Coates Obituary
Edith Margaret Coates, of Hayes, age 92 died peacefully with her family by her side January 12, 2019. Mrs. Coates was a lifelong resident of Gloucester, a member of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church and member of the choir. Known as Big Momma, to her family she was a master baker of cakes. A wide range of pound, jelly and walnut cakes. When not baking gardening and growing roses were at the top of her daily list. Husband, Charlie Coates, Sr. children, Barbara Jean Coates, Charlie Coates, Jr., brothers, Clarence West, Joseph West, Jimmy West, James Tyler West, sisters, Ruby Emerson, Isabelle Hall, and Mamie Coates, preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Calvin Coates, daughter's Elaine Shackelford, Betty Hogge, 8 Grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren. A funeral service conducted by the Reverend David McKnight will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Hogg Funeral Home, Monday, January 14, 2019, from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. In our loved one's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1263, Hayes, VA 23072. We would like to express a special thank you to Christy West and Riverside Hospice for the care provided to Big Momma. Please share memories and condolences to our guest book www.hoggfh.com. Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Jan. 14, 2019
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