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Kermitt Coates
  • 55 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 25, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 3, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Desoto, Texas, United States
Let the memory of Kermitt Coates be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kermitt Coates, 55, born on November 25, 1955 and passed away on November 3, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Patricia Swain on 3rd November 2012

"It's been a year since Kermitt when home.  Today I know it's hard for Wanza, Kermesha and all of us that loved him so much.  But, I know he wants us to celebrate his life today, not be sad.  So here's to the life of Kermitt James Coates!!!! Always loved...we'll meet on the other side dear brother.  Love to all"

This tribute was added by Wanza Coates on 3rd November 2012

"This has been a hard week for me knowing that today is the 1st anniversary of Kermitt's passing. Time has passed by fast and it has been the most difficult time in my life. As the time passes, I miss Kermitt more and more."

This tribute was added by Patricia Swain on 7th October 2012

"My heart is so sad for both you Wanza and you Kermesha.  If I could I would take away the sadness in your hearts.  But, we  all know that is not my job, but HIS.  So stay faithful, keep Kermit in your hearts and know that one day, you'll lie down at the days end and realize that the day was a little easier.  At that point it will continue to get better. Love y'all!!!"

This tribute was added by Wanza Coates on 6th October 2012

"Today is October 6, the first really cold day this fall. The first of everything  without you is so hard . Every first holiday, the first birthday and anniversary, the first day of winter, spring and summer and the first day of school were all hard for me to face, knowing that the last time each occured you were here. I miss you Kermitt."

This tribute was added by Bridgette Finch on 15th September 2012

"Kermit was a tall, nice, strong, quiet, gentleman. He said a lot without a lot of words.  I miss him and  we miss him at Dallas West COC also.  I care about you Wanza...and therefore, will continue to bug you.  :)"

This tribute was added by Patricia Swain on 9th August 2012

"Well here I am still thinking about Kermit and how he was loved!!!  I pray Wanza has the strength of the Lord, it's the only way to make it thru to "tomorrow".  One Love y'all"

This tribute was added by Wanza Coates on 13th March 2012

"As time passes Kermitt, I miss you more and more. It is almost spring.The yard was looking a mess.I know that you have always told me to "Stay out of my yard!" Well, I've had to get out there and do some things. I have kept you in mind every step of the way. I ask myself, "What would Kermitt do? Through signs, I always get the answers. Thanks for helping me out. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Kermeisha Davenport on 19th January 2012

"Continued from below: in these later years.  Rest in peace!!"

This tribute was added by Kermeisha Davenport on 19th January 2012

"I finally made it here Kermitt.  I still feel cheated because you left right when our relationship was beginning to make sense for us both.  Although I was never made to feel  special in your life, I  always felt that it was special  that I was your only daughter, shared a birthday with you, resembled you,  and  I was named after you.  I want you to know that I love you and appreciated your effort"

This tribute was added by Diane Smith on 19th December 2011

"Kermitt, it's almost Christmas.  It's still hard to believe you're gone. I often think about the bbq's and cook-outs with you and Wanza.  Thanks for helping me choose that sage bush years ago. I planted it in my back yard and it's has grown a lot; produces beautiful blooms every year.  As you sit at the feet of Jesus, please say Happy Birthday to Him for me. I missed you! Diane"

This tribute was added by Michael Coates on 7th December 2011

"Hey Bro, Just wanted to said, Hi....miss you and will always, LOVE YOU. your little brother Mike."

This tribute was added by Wanza Coates on 26th November 2011

"Kermitt I still can't believe that you that you are gone. Everything that I look at or touch reminds me of you. I love you so much and miss you terribly. I pray that God will help me through this because it is so hard especially at night when everything is quite and I have nothing to do. I will always love you and cherish the life that we had together.  REST IN PEACE!"

This tribute was added by sharon jackson on 20th November 2011

"I will always remember Kermitt and his sense of humor. He could always make me laugh. He was so full of life. He left here the way he lived. No drama, no long drawn out sickness with people in the hospital crying over his sick body. That's not his style.Just here one minute and moving on to the next stage in life the next. God shared him with us. Thank you, I hope heaven is ready."

This tribute was added by Sharon Townsend Roberts on 20th November 2011

"I am at a loss for words.  I met the Coates family when I was 12 yrs old.  There were good times and sad times.  Kermitt was always a happy go lucky guy, always cool and a real good guy.  He will be missed.  R.I.P. Kermitt and may God bless your soul."

This tribute was added by Varsai Evans on 16th November 2011

"I am at a loss for words to explain the way I feel. I always thought you were so cool growing up. I wished I could play ball like you but it wasn’t in the cards for me. I’m going to miss you cuz I just wish we could have spend more time together. Love you man."

This tribute was added by Patricia Swain on 14th November 2011

"I remember one of Kermitt's favorite songs, "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday", and indeed it is hard!!!  You know, some times Kermitt was hard to take, but he was ALWAYS real and I loved him for that.  He is so missed by so many, and that's what made his life so righteous.  Rest now brother dear.  Pat Coates Swain"

This tribute was added by OSCAR GRANT on 14th November 2011

"Know that GOD gives us all an appointed time. Know that GOD is sill loving and keeping family and friends at this time. Know that GOD loves us more and this time we walk on this earth plane is just the beginining of our journey with CHRIST. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by bobby parker on 13th November 2011

"even though u weren't my brother u treated as one because i was friends with ur lil brother. u will be truly missed"

This tribute was added by charles coates on 13th November 2011

""My heart is deeply saddened by you leaving us. I cannot put into words all of the different emotions I'm feeling right now. It was always special when the four of us could get together on those rare occasions and reminisce about old times and just enjoy each other's company. Things won't be the same without you. I will always love you and keep your memory alive forever.""

This tribute was added by Carolyn Townsend on 13th November 2011

"There are no words. I grew with the Coates bros.  Elvira took care of us girls too. Kermit was a sweetheart and had a good soul.  I will miss him dearly. God Bless.


This tribute was added by Nicole Reid on 11th November 2011

"My heart is sad to know that you are no longer in this world.


This tribute was added by Nicole Reid on 11th November 2011

"Uncle Kermitt, I was DEVASTATED to hear you we're gone but I contiune to trust that the Lord makes no mistakes. Thank you for knowing me, thank  you for scaring away boyfriends  and THANK YOU for being the uncompromising YOU! Their will never be another Kermitt Coates. I love you and miss you FOREVER!

This tribute was added by chrystal smith on 11th November 2011

"I am so blessed to have had a Uncle like you, to have been loved by you. I love you..."

This tribute was added by chrystal smith on 11th November 2011

"Uncle Kermitt Nothing about this feels right. I can't believe you're gone... Naturally I wish I could tell you that I love you one more time. I wish I could hug you one more time or hear your voice. You always made me feel so special. Everything you did was with great passion, your belief, you're love for your family, you're work, you never bit your tongue (even when u should've) Lol..."

This tribute was added by Leon Brown on 10th November 2011

"Kermitt you walk with the angels. May God bless you and your family. From one Might Man to another."

This tribute was added by kevin roper on 8th November 2011

"I remember you taking up tayloring in Dunbar and wood shop. some of the clothes you made I eventually wore. One outfit was navy blue pants and vest, the other was a pair of green and white large checked pants. Mannnnnnn! I was sharp thanks to you. One thing for sure, We'll meet again. It hurts right now but it will soon mellow out to a fond memory."

This tribute was added by Michael Coates on 8th November 2011

"Kermitt A.K.A “Comb” my brother that I love so much and who will always be in my heart & soul. It is hard for me to think that I just can’t call you on the phone anymore. You just don’t know that I look at my cell phone and want to hold down the (K) key and speed dial you"

This tribute was added by Michael Coates on 8th November 2011

"I remember the times when mama would make you take me with you to play ball at Dulles. I remember the times when you were in college and you would give me your basketball shoes.  I thought I was cool! I learned a lot from all of my brothers but you, Kermitt, what I lean from you is that COATES will always take care of there own (FAMILY)."

This tribute was added by Michael Coates on 8th November 2011

"Kermitt, I have not accepted your leaving me. I know when I say ‘me’ that it sounds selfish…ok, it is! Britt and Lisa and others are telling me that you are still here but it is not the same if I can’t touch you or see you."

This tribute was added by Michael Coates on 8th November 2011

"When I look at your picture, I think that this is a dream and that I am going to wake up and that you are still coming to Thanksgiving dinner at the house. I think Lisa and or Britt ask me were we still having dinner, I said that I am not sure— what would you do? Kermitt I always though that I would leave you guys first. One day we will be together ………. LOVE your little brother Michael. I miss you"

This tribute was added by Britt Alexandria on 8th November 2011

"Uncle Kermitt you always kept it real so I'll be straight with you. Your timing was terrible. You were supposed to be here for Thanksgiving. How you just gone leave us like this? We didnt even get to say our goodbye's. Your little brother is a mess and it's hard to see him like this. But I'm going to miss you alot. I just hate the fact that your gone. I love you. Rest In Peace."

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