Southeast DC House Fire Victim Remembered as Queen of the Block

A fire in Southeast D.C. Tuesday morning killed a beloved 65-year-old grandmother known as the queen of the block. “She was the queen of the whole area,†Charles Cromwell said. “Everybody knew her and liked her.†Lilly Hearn Coates grew up on Darrington Street and was known for her kindness and warmth. Friends say she never met a stranger. “She…