Noel E. U. Coates, also known as “Ev” and “Eveba,” of Sunny Acres died on Nov. 26. He was 63 years old.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Una George Jacobs; father, Dennis Coates; brothers: Fitzmore and Rowan Coates.
He is survived by his wife, Mignonette Coates; daughter, Shenique Coates; sons: Kevin Matthew and Anderson V. Ramsey; grandchildren: Kiana, Kevin, Kayla, Devonte, Imari and Niajari Matthew, and Ethan Ramsey; sisters: Ethney Thomas, Robertine Daniel, Urlene Alling (Va.), Lordes DeBellotte (N.Y.), Lerlene Arrindell and Sandra Cornelius; brothers: Bernard Thomas, Tyrone, Horace, Willette and Goldwyn Coates and Austin Jacobs; and nieces: Linneth Edwards, Charmaine Carr, Carla Benjamin, Vidette Cornelius, Renee Coates, Nicole Wilbers, Sherika Coates-Richards, Kristen Coates, Nia Coates, Keisha Coates and Dana Coates.
He is also survived by nephews: Rowan and Steven Coates, Horace Coates Jr., Wayne Philo, Otis and Ernest Benjamin, Terrence, Aliston, Keith and Michael Thomas, Charles Cornelius, Sean Alling, Oneal and Jason Doward, Glenn Arrindell Jr., Jovon Jacobs, Malik Coates, Justin and Jordan DeBellotte; great nieces: Kaylah Galloway, Nellisa and Aziesha Benjamin, Sydney and Lindsey Carr, Jah’Kyrah Martinez, Zaniya and Ayanna Richards, A’Shayla Coates, Leilani Curtis, Olivia Thomas, Anyssa McFarlande, Arianna, Nae’Jah and Zequoia Coates and Alexa Wilbers; and great nephews: Ernest Benjamin Jr., Evin and Hakeem Benjamin, Wayne Philo Jr., Jahmoy and Jibri Martinez, Nicolai, Reid, J’Aidon and Jacob Doward, Malachi Coates, Martin and Malachi Reynolds.
Other survivors include daughter-in-law, Sharon Ramsey; brothers-in-law: Selvin Weatherill, Dale Alling, Secky Weatherill, Glenn Arrindell Sr., Lorriston Daniel and Charles Cornelius Sr.; sisters-in-law: Sarah Thomas, Cheryl Coates, Blondell Weatherill, Jenita Kelly, Denise Coates, Evelyn Joseph, Edris McFarlande, Janice Coates and Mavis Charles; godchildren: Monique Meade, Prya Simmonds and Kelcii Francis; and special friends: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anthony, Rev. Gibson, Primrose King, Mr. and Mrs. Jane Meade, Patricia Canegata, Debbie Chinnery, Lemmy, Jelana Bølling and family, Paulette Mason, Catherine Cornelius, Editha Baptiste, Ann Wilkins, Muriel Liburd, Employees and Staff of the X Spot and YRC, Janice, Foxy, Mrs. Quasie Joseph, the Johnson family (Calif.).
Other special friends include Keith Hector, Connell Daniel, Mariel Thompson, Hulette Warner, Carroll “Tojo” David, Earl Daniel, Janet Julien and Lennox “Govna” Galloway; cousins and other relatives: Genevieve David, the Williams family, Keith Coates, Edith Coates, Terence Benjamin and family, Roy Coates and siblings, the George family, Ashton Benjamin and family, Grethlyn Edgecombe, Veronica Perry, Goldine Williams, Joseph, Margaret, James, Maria James, Jomo Meade and Hazel Soto; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Christiansted. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.