ERIC LAMONT COATES, 49, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Fort Wayne. He was born in Baltimore, Md. on Oct. 27, 1971. Eric served as the Minister of Music for Come As You Are Community Church and was also the founder of The Gospel Caf‚ Experience. He is survived by his mother, Doris E. Coates, recently of Fort Wayne, originally from Newport News, Va.; and sister, Monica Coates of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Eric was preceded in death by his father, Paul Anthony Coates; and sister, Camille Coates. Service is noon Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Abundant Life Church, 3301 E. Coliseum Blvd., with a walk-through viewing beginning two hours prior at 10 a.m. Burial at Concordia Cemetery Gardens of Fort Wayne, Ind. Memorials may be made to the family. To sign the online guestbook visit www.fairhavenfortwayne.com
Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 12, 2021.