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Paula Hollis Coats

October 17, 1960 ~ May 19, 2019 (age 58)
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Mrs. Paula Hollis Coats, age 58, of Yulee, Florida passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Community Hospice Morris Center after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Paula was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of the late Willie R. and Joan [Murphy] Hollis and has lived here in the area all of her life. She received her diploma from FCCJ in 1977, was a member and secretary of the Northeast Florida Sportsman’s Club, and a member of the Yulee Moose Lodge Chapter #2352. She was preceded in death by her brother, Buddy Hollis and her sister, Laura Coats.

Survivors include her Caring husband of 33 years Thomas Coats; daughters, Sarah Helms (Michael); step daughter, Lisa Parrish (Brian); sisters, Carol Craycraft, Katherine Williams, Karen Rhoden (Donnie); grandchildren, Taylor Helms, Tristen Helms, Dillon Burden, Paige Pendelton, and Zachary Parrish. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, at 11:00 am, on Friday, May 24, 2019 with Pastor Buddy Wimberly officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday evening from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

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