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Mr. William Coe

December 15, 1940 — December 25, 2022


Deacon William R. (Billy) Coe, son of the late Mr. Roosevelt Coe

and the late Mrs. Malissa Roberts Coe, was born December 15,1940 in

Albany, Dougherty County Georgia. At a very early age, he dedicated

his life to Christ and joined First Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. In

Deacon Coe’s early years, he assisted with the family farm. In his early

adult life, he enjoyed livestock farming. Deacon Coe received his early

education in the public schools of Albany and Atlanta Georgia. He

furthered his education at Albany Vocational -Technical College. In

1961, he enlisted in the United States Army. After serving one tour of

duty overseas, he returned to Albany to reunite with family and begin

working at McGregor Golf Company. After working with McGregor for

approximately 10 years, he began his career with the Albany Marine

Corps Logistics Base, from which he retired in 1999. After retiring, he

enjoyed short periods of employment with Circuit City Electronics and

the U.S. Census Bureau. He was active with the American Legion, Post

512 of Albany and American Legion Post 232 in Snellville, Georgia.


In 1971, he met the love of his life, Joann Gray. They were joined

in holy matrimony 1974. To this union, one son was born, D’Andre Coe.


Deacon Coe leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife

of 48 years, JoAnn G. Coe, a dedicated and devoted son, D’Andre Coe of

Atlanta, GA, one sister, Hester Johnson of Atlanta, GA., and one brother

Robert “Bobby” Coe (Gloria) of New York, NY, five sisters in laws:

Geneva Stokes of Philadelphia, Doris Gray of Tifton, Linda Gray of

Tifton, Brenda Faye Gray of Tifton. Two brothers in laws: Horace Gray

and Glenn Gray, Sr., of Tifton, and a host of sorrowing nieces, nephews,

cousins, and friends. Uncle Billy, as he was affectionately known, was

loved by many.


At 1:02pm on Sunday, December 25, 2022, Deacon Coe made his

transition from physical life to eternal.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Bethesda Baptist Church

Newton Rd, Albany, GA 31707

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

Crown Hill Cemetery And Mausoleum

1907 Dawson Rd, Albany, GA 31707

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