Mrs. Marcella Frances Coates


Mrs. Marcella Frances Coates, 74, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Mrs. Coates was a loving and supportive wife of George for 50 years; the mother of George Jr. (wife Ana); grandmother of Isabella and Georgana; sister of Rose Marie, Patie, and the late Tom; aunt to Paulie, Pam, and Joanna; and great-aunt to Malia.

She was a full-time resident of the Eastern Shore for 37 years, an active and supportive member of St. Charles Catholic Church, and a volunteer at Broadwater Academy and Hospice of the Eastern Shore. Mrs. Coates was a good and generous friend and supporter of charities. All were blessed to have had her in their lives, and she will be incredibly missed.

A Christian Wake service was held Aug. 8, 2018, at St. Charles Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Breslin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church, 545 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, VA. 23310.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.

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