Cleaster “Sonny” Coates, 79, of Little Rock, departed this life July 5, 2023.
Cleaster started his life of service at Watkins and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He retired from Prudential Insurance after a celebrated 23+ year career.
He leaves to cherish and honor his memory: his wife of 36 years Anna L. Coates; his children, Bonita Eagles, Darryl (Stephanie) Coates, Kim (Mark) Cravens, Regina Coates, Victor (Charrisse) Coates, Alvin (Karla) Coates, Robert Honeycutt, Rochorn (Mystic) Thompson; Siblings, Charles (Mary Louise) Coats, Louise White, Gladys McKay, Erma (William) Loughridge, J.D. Coats, Earl (Raye) Coats, Vernon (Juanita) Coats; 21 Grandchildren; three Great-Grandchildren, a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and colleagues.
Homegoing services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023, 11 a.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2501 S. Main Street. The family will receive friends Friday, July 14, 2023, 6-8 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Services officiated by Pastor Roy V. Elliott, Jr. of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.