Mrs. Doris F. Coats was born August 2, 1929 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Famous Fornis, Sr. in Thomaston, AL.
She confessed a love for Christ at an early age and joined Glover's Primitive Baptist Church. On December 27, 1950, Doris united in holy matrimony with John B. Coats, Sr. The couple later moved to Birmingham, AL and joined Crumbey Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Fairfield, AL.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband, John B. Coats, Sr., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Famous Fornis, Sr., her siblings, Henry Fornis, Julia Voltz, and Jessie Abrams, and her great-granddaughter, Lauryn Moses.
She leaves to cherish her memory: six loving children, John B. Coats, Jr. (Rosa), Carolyn C. Amison (John), Curtis L. Coates, Sr., Alvin Coates, Sr., Sheryl C. Reed, and Tywanda Coates, a dedicated brother, Famous Fornis, Jr. (Sarah) of Tuscaloosa, AL, a caring sister, Mary M. Brown of Milwaukee, WI, an affectionate sister-in- law, Mary Coats of Pensacola, FL, eighteen devoted grandchildren, twenty-five adventurous great-grandchildren, three admiring great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and close friends.
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