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Camilla Wilbourne Coates

Camilla (Millie) Wilbourne Coates, a beloved aunt, great aunt, friend and loved one, passed away Aug. 24, 2012. She was born in her beloved city of South Boston in Halifax County on Aug. 25, 1929.

Mrs. Coates was preceded in death by her husband, Clem O. Coates; her son, Gerald Wayne Coates; her parents, Archer Atkins Wilbourne and Evelyn Talley Wilbourne; her sisters, Ann Wilbourne Wade and Shirley Wilbourne Shotwell. 

She is survived by her niece, Patricia (Pat) Wade, of Burlington, N.C.; her nephew, the Rev. David C. Wade (Cindy), of Beaufort, N.C.; her nephew, Calvin Wade, (Madeline) of Burlington, N.C.; her niece, Pam Whitlow, (Kurk) of Roxboro, N.C.; and her niece, Cindy Gornto, (Andy) of Roxboro, N.C. She also is survived by numerous loving great-nieces and great-nephews and loving cousins.

Mrs. Coates retired from the dietary department at Halifax Regional Hospital in 1990. She moved to Elizabethtown, N.C. and later Fayetteville, N.C. where she resided with her nephew, the Rev. David C. Wade, and wife Cynthia and their three children, Zeb, Malachi and Rebekah. 

She later moved to Burlington, N.C. and resided in Springview Assisted Living, Graham, N.C. There she was surrounded by many loving friends and staff. She continued her love of gardening at Springview. 

Mrs. Coates was also a wonderful cook and loved making her Millie Bread for her family and friends. She was an avid reader and loved all her family and friends. Mrs. Coates was a member of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church.

Many thanks for the prayers and concerns. A special thank you to the staff and residents of Springview Assisted Living for the love and friendship.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 12 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David C. Wade officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 2153 Cherry Hill Church Rd., South Boston, VA 24592 or to Hospice Care Center of Alamance/Caswell County, 915 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

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