COATS, Versa Jean; age 74, passed away, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Sunrise Assisted Living of Bloomfield Hills. Family hour 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. Vincent De Paul of St. Damien of Molokai Parish, 46408 Woodward Avenue, with funeral service commencing immediately at 10 a.m. Father Noel Cornelio, officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, 216 University Drive. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Mrs. Coats will lie in state in the Chapel of the Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St., and may be viewed from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday. There will be a Omega Omega Service held under the auspice of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the United Negro College Fund. Mrs. Versa Coats was born to Clarence and Early Patsy Montgomery in Carbondale, IL on July 31, 1940. She was raised in Pontiac, Michigan where she graduated from Pontiac High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. She completed her education at Oakland University, where she obtained her Master’s Degree, and a Specialist Degree from Wayne State University. Versa worked in the Pontiac and Detroit School Districts as an educator, Language Arts Specialist, an Assistant Principal and a Principal. Versa was also a dedicated member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and served as the President of the Pontiac Alumni Chapter for many years. Mrs. Coats leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Monte Porter, Dion (Tarra) Johnson and Sean Johnson; step-children, Julia, Charmin, Mark, and Helen Coats; grandchildren, Rachel (Joshua), Stephanie, Ashley, Whitney, Myles, Deon, Sharmin, Damon, Danielle, Derek, DeMarcus and Marshall; mother, Early Patsy Montgomery; sister, Patsy Welch; and a host of great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins. Mrs. Coats was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Coats; father, Clarence Montgomery, Sr.; brother, Clarence “Butch” Montgomery Jr.; step- son, Sean Coats. www.lawrenceemoonfuneralhomepontiac.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Mar. 20, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 9 "Monte, I'm so sorry about your Mom I felt so bad when I saw..." "To Versa's mother,sister, sons and family my prayers for..."- Vivian Reed Terry"To Sean K. Johnson and family. Our sincere love and prayers..." "My condolences to the family and my prayers to all of you...." "My condolences to the family.May God give you the strength..."- Olekeesseney Collins Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Versa Coats Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Versa Coats Add a photo +