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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
James Coaston

James Coaston

Sunday, January 31st, 1932 - Thursday, November 5th, 2020
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James “Jimmie” Coaston, son of the late Henry Coaston and Ella (Jones) Coaston was born January 30, 1932 in Camden (Wilcox County), Alabama.

He departed this life at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 5, 2020 after a lengthy illness.
At an early age James accepted Christ at the First Methodist Church in Camden (Wilcox County), Alabama. In 1956 he was united in holy matrimony to Millie M. Hubbard on, May 19, 1956. This union was blessed with eight children. In the later part of 1956, he and his wife moved to Boston, MA locating to Boston’s (South End). In 1962 James and his family moved to Bromley Heath where he resided until his untimely death.

James attended Camden Academy High. His career began in the south as a long-distance truck driver. When he arrived in Boston, he switched his career and became a skilled auto mechanic. James was employed by the following: Pontiac Village, Cambridge Tires, A.L Wells, Oakdale Motors and Hyde Park Trucking and Repair. He received several certificates from General Motors. James retired from Hyde Park Trucking and Repair. .James worked at Kasonof’s Bakery and Stop & Shop. He was also a “jack of all trades,'' he could fix anything. He was an avid reader and would read a 900-page book in no time. He also loved fishing, watching wrestling, playing cards and the lottery. He really enjoyed bowling and playing pool, he was great in both activities. In addition, he loved to sing and play the harmonica with Uncle Silas Jr. He was also a great Country Western and Blues singer. James was a great family man, he loved planning family events with his children and grandchildren as they were growing up. And as everyone was growing into adulthood, he continued to love spending time with them. James had a generous spirit and pleasant personality. Throughout the community he was loved by many, was affectionately known as “Mr. C ''.

He lived his life just as he died with strength and grace. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmie Coaston Jr., grandson, Carlton James Coaston, sister, Annie Mae Benson, brother, Henry Coaston, sister, Carrie Lee, brother, Earl Coaston, brother, Louis Coaston and sister, Fannie Scott.


His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his wife, Millie M. Coaston, his children: Debra Coaston of, Jamaica Plain, MA, Brenda Coaston-Lewis of Roslindale ,MA, Kelvin Coaston (Patricia) of Jamaica Plain, MA, Sharon Coaston of Jamaica Plain, MA, Keathea Coaston-Gilmore (Vincent) of Jamaica Plain, MA, Jennifer Coaston of Roxbury, MA, Jeffrey Coaston ( Myra) of Roxbury , MA; ten grandchildren: Porsha, Calvin Jr., James, Dominique, Robert Jr., Kaiseem, Khalik, Ava and Angus; great grandchildren: Joziah, Jermiah, Calvin III, and Amir Boston, MA, siblings; sisters- Laura Marks and Martha Coaston of Los Angeles, California, brother-Charles Coaston (Carolyn) of Ft. Washington, Maryland, sisters-in-law, ;Laura Taylor of Montgomery, Alabama, Geri Coaston of Seattle, Washington, special cousin, Inez (Callie) Long of Dorchester, a special granddaughter, Kanisha that he raised as his own since birth and a special sister in-law- Mamie Cotton of Jamaica Plain, MA ( Bobby) that he also raised as his daughter from a young age and host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    United Baptist Church
    Address
    322 Centre Street
    JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130
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  • Service

    Monday, November 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, November 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    United Baptist Church
    Address
    322 Centre Street
    JAMAICA PLAIN, MA 02130
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    ZOOM PASSCODE 341260
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    427 Cummins Highway
    ROSLINDALE, MA 02131
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    ZOOM PASSCODE 341260

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Marion Amis

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My sincere condolences to the Coaston Family!
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To my dear friend Brenda Coaston-Lweis and the family of James Coaston, love & grace at the home-going of your beloved father. Warmly, Deb Ward,
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Karen Brigham

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My sincere condolences to the Coaston family on the loss of their beloved father. Continue to trust in God to help bring you through this most difficult time. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Brigham and family.
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Cheryl L Ward

Posted at 04:11pm
With deepest sympathies to the Coaston Family.
Cheryl Ward and Family
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