Bernice Stephenson Coats, 86, died Thursday morning. A native of Johnston County, she was the daughter of the late Clingman E. and Bettie Johnson Stephenson.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Willow Spring. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Surviving are daughters, Linda C. Clark of Southern Pines; Betty Sue Ballinger of Hope Mills; son, James Michael Coats of Knightdale; sisters, Martha Faison, Rachel Parrish, both of Angier, Clevene Walker of Coats, six grand-children and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Milton Coats in 2013, eight sisters and one brother.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier.
Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com