Dorothy Lee Brooks Coates, 87, of Cunningham Road affectively known as the Flower Lady, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Person Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Coates is the daughter of the late Raleigh and Mary Jane Clark Brooks.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Coates of 63 years, and her brother Howard Brooks. She was a active member of Lebanon Christian Church.
Surviving Mrs. Coates are two daughters: Ann Owens and husband Ben, of Raleigh, Tommie Evans and husband Steve, of Semora; three grandchildren, Brooks Owens, Elizabeth Owens, and Dee Evans; one nephew, Dean Brooks; two nieces, Sherry Brooks and Robin Brooks.
Visitation will be held 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Brooks & White Funeral Home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Tommie Evans (4305 Cunningham Road).
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Lebanon Christian Church by the Rev. Herbert Brown. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dean Brooks, Mike Oliver, David Oliver, Tom Blackard, Leigh Henderson, Blake McSherry, Brent McSherry, Richard Rackley, and John Rudder. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacon's of Lebanon, Raymond Love Clayton, Tucker Clark, Thomas Zimmerman, Bobby Clark, and Bill Clark.
Memorials may be made to Lebanon Cemetery Fund, c/o Nancy Henderson, 15106 Philpott Road, Alton, VA 24520.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.