Rachel Brooks Coates

Radford, Virginia

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I know how hard it is to lose a parent that you have loved all your life. I remember your mother & father, from spending the night with you and eating oranges out of the Coates Grocery. My condolence and best wishes for you and all the family while going through such a tough time. Love, Shirley Tolley Cornish.

You all are in our thoughts and prayers

What a sweet woman your Mother was. My love and prayers go out to all of you and your families. As a child, then a teenager, I was a daily visitor (living on the corner of 4th & Carter) to Coates Grocery. Your Mom always made time to chat. Sincerely, Wanda Taylor Humphrey

John we hated to hear the news of your mother passing but I know you know the bible better than me but just as a reminder, I think Paul teaches about death best in 1st Thess. C-4 Vs-13-18. Where it says:13. I would not have you to be ignorant brethern,concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14.For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep will God bring with him. 15.For this we say unto by the word of the...

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will be saying a prayer for your family. Jeannie Fowler Bain

Ed, Kay, Sandy and Kit:
How wonderful to have such a beautiful mother for so long. I was blessed by all of her children at RHS and my father sat on the Radford School Board with Mack.
Love and prayers to you all
Nancy Saunders Kidd

May the Blessing of God be with you at this sorrowful time. I have prayed for you and your family.

My Mom and Dad shopped at Coates Grocery for many years.

So sorry to hear about your Mom. You know our moms were great friends and mom spoke of her often.Sincere sympathy to you all.


Rachel's Obituaries

Rachel Brooks Coates, 93, of Radford, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lawson and Annie Marshall Brooks, husband, Edward Malcolm Coates, and four brothers and one sister. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and...

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