Thelma Lee ColemanJune 20, 1948 ~ September 19, 2018 (age 70)
Today, we are gathered in this hour to honor and celebrate the life and memories of Sister Thelma Lee Coleman, oldest daughter of the late Jesse Coleman and Hazel Kepney-Glass. She was born June 20, 1948 in Houston, TX. She had six sisters and brothers who were born through the union of her mother, Hazel, and step-father Zeke Glass: Dorothy Johnson, Selma King, Kenneth Wayne Glass, Billy Ray Glass, Victor Glass and Warren Glass who preceded her in death. Thelma had one daughter, Yvonne Coleman. Also, Thelma had a grand-daughter, Abriana Jones, who preceded her in death.
Sis. Coleman was raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. Thelma graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. and later earned her Associate’s degree in Business from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, class of 1966. Later she moved to Oakland, CA. Her first job was with Bank of America where she was employed for 30 years. She went on to work for Nextel/Sprint. Later, she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Management. After moving to Macon, Georgia, she retired as a full-time great grandmother.
Sis. Thelma received salvation at an early age. She served faithfully as a member of Prayer Garden COGIC under the auspices of the Late Bishop Milton Mathis, and as a member and one of the vice-presidents of the Singspiration Choir. Later, Sister Coleman moved to Bay Point, CA and placed her membership at the Bay Point COGIC under the leadership of Pastor J.C. Manning. She worked faithfully as church secretary and was responsible for designing and distributing church bulletins for her local church and the district. She was loved by the church community as well as the public. To know her was to love her. Her beautiful smile would light up your heart. Sis. Coleman’s signature song that she sang so beautifully with Singspiration Choir was “Bread of Heaven” and was enjoyed by many. She was fondly referred to as “Bread” by members of the choir. She was a good person with a great heart.
Sister Thelma Lee Coleman departed her earthly life on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She will be sorely missed.
Sister Thelma Lee Coleman leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Yvonne Coleman; four grandchildren, Dominique, La’Shennae, A’Shantie and Tra’vell; three great-grandchildren, Jayden, A’Mari, and Wa’nique; five sisters and brothers, Dorothy Johnson, Kenneth Glass (Alberta), Billy Glass (Gloria), Victor Glass and Selma King; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other beloved relatives and friends. To God be the Glory!
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