Mildred Catherine (Flannigan) Coats

June 10, 1919 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 104) 104 Years Old


In Loving Memory of Mildred Catherine Coats

 1919 - 2023


Mildred Catherine Coats, affectionately known as "Nana", touched the lives of many with her warmth and boundless love for all she met. Born on June 10, 1919, in Chester, Illinois, she was the cherished daughter of William Wallace Flannigan and Vada Shelton-Flannigan.


Nana's journey through life was about her love for the Lord, family, and friends.  She enjoyed writing, especially keeping journals since the age of 16.  She was a housewife for many years, selling Avon and working as a milliner associate at Spartan Atlantic department store. Her love for the Bible was evident, as she often found solace in the scriptures. Through her captivating stories and kind spirit, she spread love and inspiration to everyone she encountered.


Nana's Sunday get-togethers were a cherished tradition for her entire family. Her delicious meals and delectable baked goods were lovingly prepared to create cherished memories with loved ones. She embraced creativity in all its forms and spent her free time sewing, indulging in handicrafts, and showcasing her impressive artistic talent through the drawings she shared with many. 


Nana's strong will and independence were admirable, even in her 100th year.  She moved from Reno, Texas in her 80's to North Richland Hills. She lived her life serving the Lord and taking care of others.


On November 14, 1936, at the young age of 17, Mildred married the love of her life, Harry Glenn Coats. They were happily married for 65 years. 


Though her heart endured profound loss, including her husband Harry Glenn Coats, her parents, William, and Vada, as well as her brother Lyman Flannigan, sister Beulah Lindner and brother Tommy Flannigan, Nana found strength in her family and friends. Her beloved son Harry "Buddy" Coats and daughter Colleen Coats may have left this world, but their memories remained etched in her heart forever.


Nana's legacy lives on through her surviving family, who were the center of her world. She leaves behind her granddaughter Kim Sullivan and husband Ricky, grandson Rich Byars and wife Amy, granddaughter Michelle Schadler and husband Jeremy, granddaughter Kristin Wall and husband Trey, as well as her great-grandchildren Shawn Jackson and wife Shawna, Nicholas Byars and wife Michelle, Gage Molenburg, Logan Schadler, Reagan Wall, and great-great-grandchildren Gavin Jackson, Athena Byars and Nicholas Byars Jr. The joy and love she brought into their lives will forever be cherished.


In addition to her family, Nana held a special place in her heart for the Makutuya family, Shamie Rose who was her caregiver, and numerous other extended family members and friends who were touched by her presence.


Mildred Catherine Coats, "Nana", was the matriarch of her family and she will be fondly remembered as a beacon of love, for her great faithfulness and love for the Lord.  Her legacy of kindness, warmth, and talent will continue to inspire those whose lives she enriched. May her soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory be a blessing to all of those who were fortunate enough to know her.--

The family would like to also thank Leila Roberts for taking care of our Nana for the last three years. We greatly appreciate her. 

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July 24, 2023

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020

Funeral Service
July 24, 2023

10:00 AM
Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home Chapel
850 N. Cardinal Road
Azle, TX 76020


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