Coates, Shirley Castille
A devoted Mom, MawMaw and MaMom, she died September 18, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer, peacefully and surrounded by family at her residence in Walker, LA. She was 72 years old, a native of Rosa, LA.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, Baker, LA on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Rev. Roger Dunlap. The interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker, LA.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Barbara Coates Gallo (husband, Steven Gallo); her son, Jim Coates (wife, Wendy Coates); grandchildren, Deanna Dickinson, Heather Nester (husband, Michael Nester), and Jacob Coates; great-grandchildren, Abby Wild, Connor Rowe, and Jonah Nester, all from Walker, LA; brothers, Curris and Albert Castille; sister, Eula Castille Lewis; and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley is preceded in death by the love of her life, Bill "Shorty" Coates; her parents, Adelous and Donathile (Fontenot) Castille; and her brothers, Horace, Vorice, Joseph Charles "Jake", Lambert, and Lawrence Castille.
Though she was little, she was fierce. She will be missed dearly and never forgotten.