October 18, 2000
PATRICIA GLORIA COATS
Mrs. Patricia Gloria Coats, 62, of 229 W. Kelly Ave., Hampton, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, in Sentara Hampton General Hospital.
She was a housewife. She was born and lived in Hampton all of her life. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board, the Missionary Society and Mass Choir. She retired from NASA after 18 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Beckett, and brother, Charles Beckett.
She leaves to cherish in her many memories her husband, Jimmie Coats, of Hampton; three sons, Darryl Brown and wife, Josette, Gary Brown and Eric Brown, all of Hampton; five daughters, Karen Brown, Paula Wright and husband, Tony, Stephanie Jarrett and husband, Michael, Wanda Brown and Lisa Brown, all of Hampton; her mother, Charlotte Scipio Beckett of Hampton; 22 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; five brothers, Robert Beckett and wife, Mable, of Virginia Beach, Va., Earl Beckett Jr.of Miami, Fla., Donald Beckett and wife, Evangeline, of Chesapeake, Va., Lawrence Beckett of Hampton and Ronald Beckett of Newport News; four sisters, Brenda Whittingham of Washington, D.C., Diane Beckett, Toni Alston and husband, Eugene, and JoAnn King, all of Hampton; a special uncle and aunt, Warren and Mary Scipio of Wydance, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A homegoing service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 360 Ivy Home Road, Hampton, with the Rev. Donnell Charity officiating. Burial will be in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton. The body will be placed in the church by 10 a.m. Thursday. Family and friends are asked to assemble by noon at 229 W. Kelly Ave., Hampton. Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Brothers Funeral Home, 545 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, Va., telephone 723-4117.