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Lois Coates McLellan

December 17, 1926 ~ June 26, 2018 (age 91)
Lois Coates McLellan, age 91, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in a local hospital. A visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. with funeral services following at 3:00 on Thursday, June 28 in the chapel at Belk Funeral Home. A private burial will follow at Florence Memorial Gardens.
Born in Aynor, December 17, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Ezra Gana Coates and Lorene Allen Coates. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She graduated from McLeod Nursing School in 1948. Lois served as an RN for over 50 years, working in surgery, children's floor, and Bruce Hospital. She worked for Dr. L.D. Lide as his surgical nurse for over 20 years and finished her nursing career at the Palmetto Center. She was lovingly known as Mrs. Mac.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra McLellan Chace (George); sons, Milton Hubert McLellan Jr (Imogene), and Jerry Wayne McLellan (Dannie). She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Tammy Covington (Julius), Stephanie Weaver (Jack), Kim McLellan, Angie Campbell (William), Scott McLellan, Brian Chace (Hope), Jay McLellan (Claudia), and Destiny McLellan, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great-grandchildren. She has four surviving siblings, Mildred Gore, John Walker Coates, Thelma Thompson, and Annie Laurie Newman (Pete), and many loving nieces and nephews. Lois had wonderful neighbors who lovingly took care of her after our father died, Jimmy and Susie Brown and Matt and Tiffany Brown. Her hairdresser, Juanita was not only her hairdresser, but a good friend. When she no longer drove, her good friend, Norma Rowe, made sure was in church each Sunday. She was blessed with many friends and family.
Mrs. McLellan was predeceased by her husband of over 59 years, Milton Hubert McLellan; and her brother, Robert Coates of Georgetown.
Only two days before her illness, she had moved to Bethea Retirement Home. She had many friends there who will miss her.
My brothers and I would like to thank the fine nursing staff of McLeod who took great care of her during her short illness. We also thank Dr. Rao and his staff for the kindness they offered her.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, stjude.org; or to Sight for Mozambique, 379 W. Broad St. Darlington, SC 29532.

Visitation

JUN 28. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Belk Funeral Home - Darlington
229 West Broad Street
Darlington, SC, 29532

Service

JUN 28. 3:00 PM

Belk Funeral Home - Darlington
229 West Broad Street
Darlington, SC, 29532
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