Apex Funeral Home


Joyce Marie Prince Coats

November 24, 1938December 31, 2017

Joyce Marie Prince Coats, 79, of New Hill, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at WakeMed Cary Hospital.

Joyce was born November 24, 1938 to the late Howard and Inez Ross Prince. She was employed with SAS, retiring with over 20 years of service. Joyce was a faithful member of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Bobby Coats, Sr.

Joyce is survived by cousins, Joyce McAlister, Judy Dunkley, Johnny Edwards all of Mebane, and Darnell Edwards of Pueblo, CO; step-sons, Greg Coats, Brian Coats, Bobby Coats, Jr. and Gilbert Coats; and two step-grandchildren, Bobby and Mia Coats.

A funeral service will be held 2:00pm Friday, January 5, 2017 at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, 1802 Old US Hwy 1, Apex, NC 27502 with Rev. Jonathan Utley officiating. Burial will follow the service at Apex Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:30 - 2:00pm in the church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Plains Baptist Church or the Wake County SPCA.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 5, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 5, 2018


Joyce Marie Prince Coats

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candace Lynn

January 4, 2018

Joyce was a coworker at SAS with me for 20 years. Dedicated employee with a spunky personality to go along with it. RIP Joyce. Candace Lynn Judy Partin

January 2, 2018

Joyce was my 2nd cousin, when I think of her I always remember her all dressed up and wearing 4" red hi heals. I thought as a little girl she was always the coolest of my cousins and I dreamed of wearing hi heals like she did but never could. She was a fighter when it come to getting what she wanted in life and she truly loved Bobby. He was the love of her life. She will be missed by her church family, friends and the family.

Kathryn Kerr

January 2, 2018

RIP Ms Joyce I had only known you a short time threw my mom. We sure will miss you