Loreta (Deatherage) Coats, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Oklahoma City.
Loreta Coats, age 75, passed into the precious and loving arms of her Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 16, 2018, at Grace Living Center-Brookwood Oklahoma City.
She was born Feb. 14, 1943, at home outside of Tecumseh to Robert and Dora Deatherage.
She was a Godly, devoted, loving and nurturing wife of almost 63 years and mother of four children.
She was preceded in death by both her father and mother; four brothers and one sister; two sons, Bobby Gene Coats and Brian Lee Coats; and many other loved nieces and nephews.
She was survived by her loving husband, Robert “Bobby” Coats Jr. of the home; son, Billy Ray Coats of Taft and his four children; daughter, Belinda and Kevin Cearley and their two children of Midwest City; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother, all of Tecumseh.
At the age of 15 she married Robert Coats Jr. in Shawnee. They started their family in Shawnee.
She had a love for music and enjoyed singing for the homeless ministry “Our Father’s Helpers Outreach” in Shawnee. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and going on “road trips or camping” with her sweetheart. She had such a genuine and loving spirit and will be missed by all.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, and continue through service time.
Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sharon Baptist Church with Reverend Clint Dawkins, Sharon Baptist Church, and Brother Leonard Sisson, Victory Baptist Chapel in Midwest City, officiating.
Graveside service will follow at Dale Cemetery, 33500 45th Street, McLoud, under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.