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Elder Isaac William Coaxum

Elder Isaac William Coaxum entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:30AM, in Riverside Hospital Newport News.

He was born on June 4th, 1938 as a twin and one of 16 children to the late Edward Sr. and Mazie Coaxum in Phillip County of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Elder Coaxum moved to Norfolk, VA in 1965, whereas he finished his education and began working in an Electronic Repair Shop on the Norfolk Naval Base. His repair skills were self-taught, and he became so successful he was able to obtain his own shop and maintained that shop for 20 years until his retirement.
 
Elder Coaxum was a member of New Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA for many years, whereas he served as a Trustee and a Deacon. He received a calling by God to preach and was licensed by Rev. Vernon S. Lee of New Mt Vernon in 1994. He had a deep passion for the sick and shut in and began his own outreach ministry; whereas every Sunday he visited various nursing homes, and personal homes to provide Sunday morning service, Bible Study,  and communion to the Sick and Shut-In. Elder Coaxum later joined Solid Rock Church of Christ. He was later ordained as an Elder under the Washington-Norfolk District Assembly by Bishop Robert D Ross, and later installed as the Pastor of Solid Rock Church of Christ, where he served for about six years as Pastor. Elder Coaxum was later asked to minister at Mt Hermon Church of Christ. He was later installed as the Pastor of Mt Hermon Church and served as Pastor for approximately seven years before retiring from the ministry. After retirement, Elder Coaxum joined Zion Light Church of Christ under Elder Percy Barnes and remained a standing member at Zion Light Church of Christ under the present Elder Dr. Da’Von Smith.

Elder Isaac Coaxum attended church and all of the functions until his illness took over. He was known for his genuine love of people, his big and caring heart, his beautiful smile, his love for the Lord, and his favorite message about the Potter and the Clay from Jeremiah 18. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, minister, friend, and hero.  To know him was to love him.

Elder Isaac Coaxum is survived by his wife of 54 years, Geneva Coaxum, two daughters, Amy Coaxum of Dallas, TX and Taschell Coaxum of Norfolk, VA; three grandsons, Isaiah Coaxum of Norfolk, VA, Tyler Coaxum and Warren Miles of Dallas, TX; one granddaughter, Tayler Coaxum of Dallas, TX, and 2 great-grandchildren, Tamia and Tyler Jr of Dallas, TX. Six sisters, Adelle Coaxum, Katie Rivers, Rebecca Scott, Eleanora Coaxum-Ellington (Wilburn), and Mazie Lee Brown all of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Yvonne Coaxum-Forbes of St. Petersburg, FL; four brothers, James Coaxum (Anita) and John Coaxum of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Joseph Coaxum (Mary) of Jacksonville, FL, and Edward Coaxum (Edith) of Virginia Beach, VA, and four predeceased siblings, two extremely special friends Welton Hyman, and Evelyn Cousins, a large host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones, and friends.
 

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A candle was lit in memory of Elder Isaac Coaxum

Rev. Joyce Foster Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Ike back in the early 70's and he was one of the most pleasant and dedicated employees that I ever had the pleasure of working with. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Glenn Fleming Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elder Isaac Coaxum

Angela Young Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elder Isaac Coaxum

Dorothy Dozier McDuffie Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Spathiphyllum was ordered on August 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

Elder Coaxum was a very nice person and will be deeply missed. My sympathies to Mrs. Coaxum and the family.

Terry Hyman Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathies in your time of loss to Geneva, Amy, Taschell and the Coaxum family. I'm praying God will give you strength and peace in the coming days.

Alice Hyman Bazemore Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family as you mourn the loss of your husband. I know that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Anita W. Booker Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

A Balance Easel Spray was ordered on August 15, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Coaxum family. May God provide solace during this time of bereavement.

Candace L. Washington Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

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