Appie Tilitha “Tillie” Wheeler Coats, age 83, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Wake Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, June 14, 2013 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Reverend Ray Carr officiating.
She was a native of Johnston County and the daughter of the late Willie W. Wheeler and the late Joyce O’Neal Wheeler and retired from nursing with Johnston Memorial Hospital.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James B. Coats and her brother Willie A. Wheeler.
She is survived by three sons, Mike Coats, Tony Coats and wife Donna, and Ken Coats and wife Debbie; four grandchildren, Trace, Tyler, Kendra and Kaitlyn; and one sister, Faye Simmons.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Friday, June 14, 2013 prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Center Baptist Church Building Fund, 2163 Ranch Road, Clayton, NC 27520.
On line condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.
Arrangements are with McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations.