David Calvin Coles

Hollywood Baptist Church Cemetery


        DAVID CALVIN COLES, 69, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, December 1, 2008.

        He was born January 8, 1939 in New York City to the late David Luther Coles and Sena Harris Coles. He was preceded in death by a brother, D'Elmon.

        David attended Pocahontas High School in Powhatan and graduated in the class of 1957.

        He was baptized at an early age and joined the Hollywood Baptist Church.

        After graduation, he moved to New Jersey and was employed for over 20 years by Stovola Construction Company in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

        Thanking God for His love, he is survived by three sons, David IV (Heidi), William Eric (Kim), and Michael (Dorene); one daughter, Robin (Charles); 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Harry Coles (Bertha); one sister, Alice Dickerson; four aunts, Mary Edwards (NYC), Gladys Morris (Richmond), Alberta Harris and Margaret Manning, both of Powhatan, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, devoted, Evelyn Sturdivant, and the mother of his children, Betty Coles.


Dear Family and Friends,

        I want you to know that I have moved. I received a call from God, and Chief Architect, who informed me that my new house was ready and I could move immediately.
        Well, my new home is finished, and it's such a beautiful sight to behold. It is located in an exclusive estate area, and it sits behind a beautiful pearly gate.
        There is peace, joy, and happiness here with no more pain to bear, no strife or discontent. I could go on exploring around my new home, but I have to get fitted for my wings. Let me give you my new address because I highly recommend you make plans to live here, too.

David C. Coles
                      12 Gates to the City Avenue
                   Godstown, Heaven 77777

        Oh Yeah! Let me tell you this! I don't have a telephone yet, but first call God. If you don't have His number, He is listed in the Good Book on every page.

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