Luretha Coleman


First Posted: 3/25/2011

LimaLuretha Coleman, 93, died at 12:25 a.m. March 24, 2011, at Shawnee Manor Nursing Home.She was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Yazoo City, Miss., to Gus and Jane Knights Nevels, who preceded her in death. She married Albert Coleman, who died July 5, 1969.Mrs. Coleman retired as a nurses aide from St. Rita's Medical Center and had worked in private homes. She was a founding member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mothers Board, Missionary Board and had been a Sunday school teacher. She had been the first secretary for the church.Survivors include five sons, David (Ann) Minnifield, of Warren, Ark., W.G. Coleman, of Zion, Ill., Samuel (Melody) Coleman, of Columbus, Henry (Rhonda) Coleman, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Terry Coleman, of Cordoba, Tenn.; three daughters, Catherine Coleman, Annie R. (Willie) Johnson and Mary Y. Coleman, all of Lima; 33 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-great-grandchild; a sister, Hattie Weeks, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and a sister-in-law, Velma Nevels, of Jackson, Mich.She was preceded in death by two sons, Willie and Albert Coleman; a daughter, Irma Lee Coleman; a grandson, Gary Coleman; three brothers, James, O.B. and Homer Nevels; and two sisters, Ola McDuffie and Virgil Sutton.Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. David Kelly will officiate, with the Rev. Robert Toney delivering the eulogy. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones-Clark Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.Condolences may be sent to JonesClarkFH@aol.com.

Luretha Coleman

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