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Thelma Coates, 91, passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2016, surrounded by family.

Mrs. Coates was preceded in death by her husband, Frank L. Coates.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Church; a sister, Nellie Bryan; a son-in-law, Frank L. Coates Jr.; three granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, Va.

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