OBITUARY

Nola Faye Coates

January 4, 1937October 7, 2020

Nola Faye Coates, 83, with clear and joyous vision was welcomed into her heavenly home on October 7, 2020.

She has been reunited with family and friends that have gone on before her; most especially, her beloved husband and soulmate Fred who passed away in 2016.

Nola is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Suddreth (Jay) and Debbie McPherson (Steve). She also leaves behind three grandchildren for whom she was so very proud and loved, "Jeremy" Carsen Young, Patrick "Craig" Murphrey (Katie) and Mindy Frailing (Aaron). Her four great-grandchildren Sela, Benjamin, Anne-Marie & Josiah brought a smile to her heart.

She and Fred lived at Commonwealth Senior Living in Williamsburg for the last years of their life. Nola held many staff and residents as very special friends.

Nola will be missed, but she is truly "home" now. Her family thanks so many for their caring and prayers during her transition into a blessed eternity.

Graveside Services will be private.

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Steven McPherson

October 16, 2020

I was so fortunate to have such a sweetheart mother -in-law and will miss her very much. Her passing has left a great void in Debbie's and my life that will take a very long time to heal. Our only consonance is that she is truly happy now . Nola, love you and miss you very much.

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

One proud Great Grandma she was! Pictured here with great-grandson, Benjamin Robert in August 2015.

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

There was never no mistaken which walker was Mom's walker since she had Virginia tags on it! 😂

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

A favorite picture of Mom with her great grandaughter, Anne-Marie Rose.

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

Even though she was vision impaired, one of Mom's favorite activities was playing BINGO with her friends at Commonwealth Senior Living. She had a very dear friend, Norma Paes who faithfully assisted her to make sure she didn't miss any numbers called.
-February 2020

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

Two blessed little girls my sister, Kathy & I were to grow up with such a wonderful Mama!

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

"Nola & Fred" wedding day memories!
November 26, 1954

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

Mama enjoyed many activities, events & entertainment available to the residents at Commonwealth Senior Living. I remember buying her this new top and necklace to attend a Ladies Tea Party held there. She had so much fun!

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

Mama just loved having a baby to hold on her lap! Pictured here ÃŽs with her youngest great-grandson, Josiah Aaron.
-December 2019

Debbie McPherson

October 12, 2020

Mama with her oldest great granddaughter, Sela Grace! - December 2019

FROM THE FAMILY

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