Violet Blackwell Coats
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 26, 1931
  • Date of passing: Apr 26, 2012
Let the memory of Violet be with us forever

Violet Blackwell Coats, 81, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away at her home on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

A native of Granville County, the daughter of the late Robert Sam Blackwell, the widow of Amos Pou Coats, a member of Mt. Creek Baptist Church and a librarian at Richard Thornton Library for 43 years. 

Funeral Services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Mt. Creek Baptist Church by Rev. Johnny Richards.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Jayne Coats of Carrboro, her mother, Sadie Blackwell, a sister, Rose Wilson, both of Oxford.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Eakes Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford assisting the Coats family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dennis Hight on 1st June 2012

"Violet was a long time friend of my mom ,Martha Crowell Hight. She helped us many a time at the library when I was a child. She was alwayss very kind and patient with us when I was looking for a good book. I will always remember her. I hope she and my mom are once again enjoying a good visit.i"

This tribute was added by Audrey Eakes on 28th April 2012

"Violet was a wonderful person, friend and high school classmate of Bob's(Junior). Our sincere condolences to her daughter, mother Sadie and sister Rose. Audrey and Bob (Jr) Eakes"

This tribute was added by Teresa Browning on 28th April 2012

"Mrs. Coats was a fine lady and a good Christian example as she assisted folks at the Library she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone . I considered her a friend and a prayer warrior as I recovered from Breast Cancer surgery. Mrs. Coats is shining in Heaven as she shined on earth, may God be with you all during this sad time."


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