grew up with close ties to Coats Funeral Home. The business has been in
her family since 1982 when her father purchased the funeral home and the
crematory. The family business had one of the first crematories in the State of
North Carolina. At that time, cremation was not a popular option.
Times have certainly changed and the establishment is continually adjusting to
the changes to best serve each and every family.
crematory has always been next door to Coats Funeral Home however is operating under a new name, Coats
Crematory, LLC. Unlike many businesses in the funeral industry, Coats Funeral Home has not been bought out by a large
corporation. The business will remain family-owned and operated.
April's goal is to continue to help each family not only deal with the loss of
a loved one in a streamlined way, but save money as well! She plans to
continue to implement what her father instilled in her which is finding
creative ways to help others in addition to reducing unnecessary costs.
graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2004 with a
Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She received her Funeral Director's License after completing her Funeral
Director's courses at the top of her class, NC State Board Exams, and
April lived in the Northern VA/DC area for over 20 years. She worked as a Government Investigator for over five years in the DC area and has moved back to her hometown to take over the family business. April has a teenage daughter, Isabella Sophia.