Clarissa Ann (Hope) Coats

Born: Fri., Aug. 26, 1960
Died: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service ~ Etowah Chapel


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Location: New Liberty Tabernacle of Praise Assembley of God


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Prophetess Clarissa Ann Hope Coats, a warrior of faith, was born August 26, 1960, in Gadsden, AL to Otis D. and Ethel Lou Carlisle Hope, Jr.

At an early age, Clarissa accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost at Attalla #1 AOH Church of God under the leadership of her grandmother, Elder Mary E. Washington. She then followed under the leadership of her father at Mary Etta Temple AOH Church of God, in Guntersville, Alabama. Later on in life she was lead to unite with New Liberty Tabernacle of Praise Assembly of God under the leadership of Pastor Willie J. Simmons. Here she served in many capacities and remained a faithful member until she was unable to attend.

She received her formal education in the Gadsden City School System, graduating from Gadsden High School, Class of 1978.

Clarissa was a very vibrant, lively, athletic and outgoing person. She was the life of the party and loved to dance. She was well known for singing with her siblings known as The Hope Family, also The Miracle Mass Choir under the leadership of Jane Estelle Hope, East Alabama Gospel Music Workshop of America and Gadsden Regional Gospel Music Workshop of America.

Throughout her life she accomplished a lot and was very involved in her community. Clarissa was the president of the PTSO at Cory Middle School with her dear friend, the assistant president, Carla Cole. They petitioned and had the uniform policy changed back to regular clothing. She was the director of the summer camp CDP 2000, a volley ball coach, and was the best stand football coach that Gadsden ever had.  Although all these things gave her great joy, there was nothing that could top ministering to people. That was truly the joy of her life. Clarissa was known as the “Gospel Gangsta”. She conducted a prison ministry and was also the founder of The Gospel Revolution.

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Clarissa gracefully answered the Master’s call and entered into eternal rest. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Lou Hope; son, Justin M. Pope Sr.; two brothers, Norman Hope, Jerry Hope; and one sister, Patience Belinda Hope.

 

She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy her loving and devoted children, Celeste Hope- Stoute, Danielle (Clyde) Taylor, David I. Coats; loving grandchildren, Danilya “Cookie” Stoute, Justin “PJ” Pope Jr., Demauriah “Juicy” Coats, Ezra Aiden Simmons, Arrionna Moore, Roderick Moore, Jr., Andres Moore; loving parents, Otis (Pearlie) Hope Jr.; loving and caring siblings, Jane Estelle Hope, Jeffery (Gloria) Hope, Lawrence (Phyllis) Mathews, Beverly (Leroy) Buckner, Alan Christopher Hope, Sonya Nechelle Hope, Sonya McCarter, Loretta (Masa) Gumiro, Sierra McKinney, Rodney (Geisla) Bolton; god-son, Corian Santiago; special cousins, Teresa Miller, Onelia Hope Smitherman; special friends and sisters whom she loved dearly, Brenda Parker, Debra Perry, Jennifer Crowley, Theresa Crowder, Valerie Borden, Lisa Frazier, Renita Harrell Davis, Benita Harrell Jemison, Alvita Cane, Rose Waddell, Kimmie Martin, Renesse Swain, Quanita Hughley, Mary McCants, Sylvia Woods, Lillie Tryon, Carla Cole, Ruby Nell Wyatt; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life for Prophetess Clarissa Ann Hope will be 1:00p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at New Liberty Tabernacle of Praise Assembly of God, Gadsden. Pastor Willie J. Simmons will officiate. Interment will follow at Lincoln Hill Cemetery, Gadsden.

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LaSandra Guyton
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Sorry for you b family loss. She was God angel. God need her to come n sit on the throne. Sing n spread joy

Glenda Bates
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CLARISSA,THE 1ST PERSON I MET WHEN I MOVED TO GADSDEN IN 1991 A PRAYER WARRIORIN ACTION AND FAITH ,MAY YOU ALL HAVE EVERLASTING COMFORT AND PEACE AS THE MIGHTY WOMAN OF VALOR,**RIP** IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD WAITING ON THAT GREAT GETTING UP DAY,CLARISSA KNEW THE LORD WOULD DO IT AGAIN, AS SHE LIFTED UP HER EYES IN GLORY!!!! ,TO SEE THE KING SHE PREACHED,SONG AND LIVED FOR,WITH HEART FELT SYMPATHY,IM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND,SENDING,PRAYERS,AS THE LORD GIVE BEAUTY FOR ASHES,THE OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING,SHE HAS BEEN PLANTED AS A TREE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BY CHRIST THAT YOU MAY BE GLORIFED,HUMBLY SUBMITTED in the service of the LORD GLENDA BATES IN Prattville,Al

Frances Allen
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Alan, Sonya, and the entire family you have my deepest sympathy. Praying for you all during this time

Marche' Scott
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength in the days ahead. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, be comforted by these words and continue to stand on the promises of God. He is standing by. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Much love to you all.
Marche' Scott

Edwin Thomas
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
I love you all so much... You are in my prayers.... She has her wings....

Julie Payne
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
David, Danielle, and family,
I was shocked and saddened at the loss of your mother. She was such a hard worker for the schools. I know she is working in Heaven!
I would have come to the funeral but I had out of town company that weekend. I hope you take comfort in her strength and moral character. Let her be the example in how you live.
May God richly bless you all at this hard time.
Much Love,
Julie Payne

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