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November 14, 2013
He loved his children! Sorry for my emotional response. I may not have seen him much, but he text me often with prayers and sermons.
June 08, 2013
Jesse, Ty for allowing me to take you to different churches so could minister. Thank You for elbowing me in the side so I could get over that shyness I had so I could read the scriptures out loud during church. I also still remember you said you was going to say Come tie my bow tie really fast so people thought you was speaking in tongues to teach them about being carnal. You was right they jumped up and was dancing around. Belinda and I were laughing. We tried not to but we just couldnt help it.
I loved Jesse as my big brother. I love all of his family members that I know and met.
This is to all of his friends and family. I died on Oct. 24, 2012. I was aware I died. I felt God's Pureness when I died. God's pure love, joy, peace, hope, happiness, expectation, excitment, plus more feelings. Yes you experience them on earth but when you die they are all Pure. I had so much excitment, love, expectation of going to go see my Jesus and My God. I couldnt wait the more I was dead the more I felt. Then I woke up in the back of a Cleveland Clinic Ambulance. The first thing I said was I told you not to bring me back.
My Pastor Ofelia told me last Wednesday Night that Jesse died last month. I started to cry heavy but God said to me why are you crying? You experienced some of heaven. Be joyfull be happy. Jesse was saved and now in heaven. The joy of the Lord hit me so hard my crying turned instantly to laughing not because he died. Because I know what I felt when I died.
I pray that this blessed and helped someone. To all the family I love you and I am praying for you.
February 27, 2013
To the Coleman family, may God forever find a resting place for your hearts. My family also went to high school with the Coleman's . Always was cool people. May God continue to bless and keep you in your time of sorrow and know that He wlll always be there when you need Him. The Reese family.
February 24, 2013
You will be missed. God sent you to touch so many lives,those of us who had the pleasure of working with you know and understood how much you enjoyed entertaining! God has taken you home, no more sickness, no more pain....we love and miss you Jesse..."DeZire" East River Drive Band"
February 21, 2013
Prayers to the Coleman Family from Mine.
February 20, 2013
To the family of Jesse Coleman and his fiancee Julie Barnes, May GOD comfort you in your time of sorrow.
February 19, 2013

A wonderful teacher has gone on. I was blessed each time I sat under his teaching. His teaching caused me not to want class to end. This with the Word is how he impacted my spiritual life.
I pray for the comfort and the blesssing of our Lord God on his family
in this time of sorrow.

I remain,
Carolyn M. Johnson
February 17, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Coleman family... Johnnie Baccus Libbey High...
February 17, 2013
To the Coleman Family. I was sadden to hear the news about Jesse. Please know that you are in my prayers.
February 16, 2013
Jason and family-our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. Tami, Kurt and family
February 16, 2013
Julie-i am sorry about jessie. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Deborah born, beach house family shelter board
February 15, 2013
Happy is where Jesse resides in the presence with the Lord. His mark on earth will leave a lasting impression forever in Toledo-Michigan-Canadian history and hearts that love his legacy and memory. Walk with God. Be blessed! Love you, Wanda
February 15, 2013
My Condolence's go out to the Coleman Family..We will miss our brother in Christ..I ask the lord to hold your family in comfort, during this sadden time. Rest In Heavenly Peace Jesse....Rest In Heavenly Peace.
February 15, 2013
LOVE YOU JESSE. ILL MISS YOU
February 15, 2013
May GOD be with your family this day and forever. I always enjoyed Jesse's playing especially the times I got to accompany him.
February 15, 2013
We miss U Jesse.
February 15, 2013
My condolences and prayers to the family.
February 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Coleman
Family Pastor David and Vivian King The living word church. Detroit. Michigan
February 14, 2013
I will truly miss my "Friend in Jazz" who through my love for jazz also became my "good" friend. When Jesse played, I was there to support him and the entire Jazz circuit. Jesse played at my 55th birthday party last January 2012. I am so glad I have pictures to remind me of joy I felt when he played and celebrated with me. Whenever in his presence we always connected to say hello or talk about the next jazz event we wanted to attend. Thanks for sharing your father, brother and loved one with the rest of us. Stay strong and always remember "We loved Jesse" He is playing his sax in heaven now rockin the house!!! God Bless you always
February 14, 2013

I thank God for giving me the opportunity to perform with Jesse; especially at the Dearborn Outdoor Festival. I will always remember how he "shined" at the Collingwood Art Center's 25th Anniversary with Claude Black. He taught me a few things on the alto saxophone which I am very grateful. Some of my greatest fond memories is when we jammed at the Maumee Theater with Calvin Hughes and others; 151 On The Water; Our Brother's Place; Infinity Lounge; Kent Library and Warren AME Church.

I was fortunate to play with his brother, James and his son, Jesse, Jr. My prayers go out to both of their families. He will be greatly missed.
February 14, 2013
I thank God for having the privilege to perform with Jesse; especially at the Dearborn Outdoor Festival. I truly appreciated him teaching me a few things on the alto saxophone. I will never forget how he lit up the stage when we peformed at the Collingwood Arts Center's 25th Anniverary. I'll also remember when we jammed at the Maumee Theater with Calvin Hughes' Trio; Warren AME Concert; My Brother's Place; Kent Library; the Infinity Lounge and 151 On The Water. I'm glad I had a chance to meet and perform with your brother, James and son, Jesse, Jr. My heart goes out to them and their families. He will be greatly missed.
February 14, 2013
May God put his arms around you all, as you will miss your loved one that God has called home to rest. May all be well in knowing, to be absent from the body, means to be present with the Lord. God Bless and Keep you. Golwin and Kaye Williams
February 14, 2013
To the ENTIRE family of Jesse Coleman,

My prayers and thoughts are with you. I find myself truly fortunate to have known Jesse and experience his musical abilities, gifts and talents. God most certainly used him for HIS Glory!

May He give you the comfort that you desire and need during this difficult time.

To the children of Jesse- your father IS a LEGACY in his own right. I see that he has placed tremendous gifts with you. Continue to find joy in all that he has left with you, and know that there are angels (all musically inclined) that are encamped around you each day. For every musical note you hear is a message from your dad saying, "I am still here and I love you"

God bless you all!
February 14, 2013

TO THE COLEMAN FAMILY: MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. AMEN

Friend and Classmate of Jesse Coleman,
February 14, 2013
I only met Jesse a few times, but I heard so much about him. We have only begun to miss him and his music. I am sure I will think of him everytime I listen to Jazz as great artists are always missed. I live on the west end too and there is no denying his famous reputation.
February 13, 2013
To the family of Jesse R. Coleman, I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Jesse while singing with The Voices of Joy Unliminted, headed up by Glenna Wilson-Barnes and Deacon Leroy Bates. His melodious tones blessed us to praise God in a very special way. Cherish his memory and hold to God's unchanging hand. Prayerfuly yours.
February 13, 2013
On behalf of the staff and board of Beach House, I extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. His joyful, melodic presence will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
February 13, 2013
Well my brother dear friend is gone him and my brother played the foot ball games way back in the day. Church is where I rember him most the message he preach reach to each. Family keep praying oh my brother Andy Holmes. Elder Terri w.
February 13, 2013
Time Of Funeral Changed from 1p.m. to 10a.m.
February 13, 2013
I will miss Jesse greatly I always enjoyed his music.My prayers are with the family. He can now play his music in Heaven.
February 13, 2013
Jesse, Classmate of 1974 Libbey Cowboys. The last time I saw you was at the Libbey Celebration of all Classes. I would like to say to your family and friends, May the LORD give you the strength to carry on. GOD bless..............
February 13, 2013
To my fellow Libbey Cowboy, Cowboys forever. We had so much fun in school you were always the same. I will miss you and your music which was always will soothe anyone that listen to you play you play out of your spirit you and GOD no matter where you were. SO I say to you my bud GOOD JOURNEY not GOOD BYE you have earned your WINGS.
February 13, 2013
For the family God is with you. Elder Jesse is in the greatest place he could ever play his saxophone; for the greatest king, and group ever. Amen
February 13, 2013
To The Coleman Family,

Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Jesse was truly a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing Jesse with us.

Stay in HIS grip,
February 12, 2013
Jesse was an awesome musician! Just last week, we were discussing bringing him back to the Columbus area to share in music ministry. Our sincerest condolences and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.
February 12, 2013
Jesse always seemed to be in such good spirits every time I saw him, even right after he got out of the hospital back in November. He was a special kind of man that could touch your heart with just a few small words. He was also an amazing musician that I was lucky enough to have heard him play a few times. I know God has him at his side now to look down on his loved ones until they meet again. He will be deeply missed. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to his family in their time of loss.
February 12, 2013
What a talented and gifted man, he will be missed. He touched lives everywhere with his music. Thoughts and prayers are with this family in their time of need.
February 12, 2013
To the Coleman Family -
We are so going to miss him! See you Jesse on the other side. Such a great talent. Your playing on the sax will always be remembered.
February 12, 2013
May God and the memories help the family through the the loss of this special person.
February 12, 2013
To the Coleman family. May the Grace of Gog give you peace in your time of sorrow.Know that God is just a prayer away. Jesse will be missed.Our love and sympathy. VICKI BRENDA & JACQUI GREEN
February 12, 2013
Jesse will be missed. My prayers are with your family. God bless.
February 12, 2013
I meet Jesse a few months back,what I remember most was his smile.He had a beauiful smile.He was a very nice man.
I'm sure he had a great impact on many
with his music ministrie.My God keep you in his hands, BE BLESSED.
Shirley Foster
February 12, 2013
My prayers are with you during this time of your lost. Heaven is rejoicing at the arrival of the saxophone player to their congregation. We'll miss my brother and fellow musician and I was honored to have worked with such a true man of God. My God give you peace and comfort. We'll miss you Jesse!
February 12, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. I was his next door neighbor for the last 2 1/2 years. He was very kind. A great neighbor.
February 12, 2013
To the Coleman family and friends, we send condolences. Know that our prayers are with you all. God give you the strength to walk through this season. may you find grace and comfort in the Word of God, peace in the arms of God, mercy at the feet of God, and comfort in the presence of God. My brother and friend will be greatly missed. I count it an honor to have heard his sound in the earth. Peace.
February 12, 2013
Prays go out to the family he will be missed
February 12, 2013
I pray it will comfort you that Jesse is with the Lord. He will be missed in the gospel & jazz music community.
February 12, 2013
Jesse was one of the most talented Brothers i have ever met,anything he put his mind to he could accomplish, He was a Giant that left way too soon! He will be dearly missed, he was a great fiend and Brother to me, one that i never had a cross word with, always friendly and full of knowledge, i was a shock that i never imagined that Jesse would leave us this soon, My Love Goes to My other family, I am here anything i can do for you would be a pleasure!Love: Brother And just plain ole Family..i love you All, with the Love of God and The Love of Dennis! we go way back and we will always be family!
February 12, 2013
God needed another Christian musician for the heavenly orchestra. Jesse is in good company.
My condolences to the family and friends for this great loss. I am very moved by the outpouring of love and support I have seen all around the Toledo area. Jesse was a fine man and a fine musician. After we met 2 yrs ago he never forgot my name and greeted me with love and true affection.
If there is anything I can do to help please feel free to contact me.
February 12, 2013
Jessie will be miss by many. He was a great friend and a wonderful person in general. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. My heart goes out to you all.
February 12, 2013
To the family and friends of Jesse Coleman, sincere condolences. Jesse would always greet you with a smile, that will never be forgotten, always remembered. Jazz sax on my friend, and Pickett grade school buddy. We loved you, and God loved you best, take your rest.
February 12, 2013
To the family of Jesse Coleman,

May the Lord keep your hearts in His hands and comfort your souls.
February 12, 2013
To The Family Of Jesse Coleman,

Prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. Jesse will be missed by many that knew him. He was a great sax player with and without the band. God has another angel looking over his loved ones.
February 12, 2013
uncle LEROY AND Aunt TERRY U GUYS HAVE ALL MY PRAYERS IN UR TIME OF SORROW. BE BLESSED..TARIMONA BILLS and Family.
February 12, 2013
Words can't describe the sympathy I feel for the Coleman family. May the presence of the Lord keep you at this time. I hadn't seen Jesse since high school, he was an awesome person then, high on my friend list. May he rest in heaven and family forever be surrounded in his love. My sincere condolences...Class of 1974 forever more~~
February 12, 2013
To the Coleman family. My heart was deeply sadden by the loss of Jesse. Jesse and I go way back, we grew up together. I was so blessed to have known him. He was an extraordinary man, father, and friend. He will truly be missed. I pray the Lord will continue to bless you all during this time.
February 12, 2013
TIME CHANGE!! TIME CHANGE!! TIME CHANGE!!
my brother Jesse Coleman's arrangements are as follows:

The viewing is Friday February 15th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the House of Day funeral home.

The wake and funeral will be SATURDAY FEB 16th, Wake at 10 A.M., Funeral at 11 A.M. at Friendship Baptist Church 5301 Nebraska Avenue 43615.

Please send flowers to the House of Day funeral home, 2550 Nebraska Avenue 43607
February 12, 2013
There are no words to express the loss of Elder Coleman. He was a friend,a true Minister. Whatever venue you saw him he let you know Christ was the head of his life. May the family be comforted by God.
James and Marie Ham
Walk The Word Church
February 12, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
February 12, 2013
Jessie you will be missed but you are at this moment you are rejoicing and basking in the glory of the Lord our God. To the family of Jessie I offer you my sincere sympathy. You are in my prayers.
February 12, 2013
Brother Coleman blessed our hearts with his ministry of music...he will be missed by all who knew him. May wonderful memories of joyful times bring you comfor as you celebrate your Dad, your Brother, your Grandfather
February 12, 2013
To the family of Jesse Coleman;

Jesse and I go way back to the early days of Pinewood Tabernacle. We had a lot of good times together playing music. His mother and my foster mother were good friends. Jesse will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
February 12, 2013
To the entire Coleman family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Elder Coleman's ministry blessed many souls in our region and therefore we will forever remember his love for God, His family, His ministry and His music. We pray that God will bring you comfort and peace during this time.

Prayerfully submitted,

Ms. Anita Franklin and Family
Tallahassee, Florida
February 12, 2013
I wish to express my sincere condolences to The Coleman Family, and may God help you through this time of loss. Jesse Coleman is no longer here with us in body, but his soul, and spirit has transitioned, to be with his heavenly Father, where there is no more pain and suffering, nor sorrow. Jesse Coleman is not deceased! He'll be celebrating in Paradise eternally.
February 12, 2013
To the family,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Minister Coleman was a gift to the body of Christ. He was an excellent teacher and preacher.
May God comfort you all and grant you His Peace.
Pam Frazier
Friendship Baptist Church
February 12, 2013
Coleman Family:

May God grant you all peace for "The Music Will Play On".
February 12, 2013
Jesse i'm going go miss you big bro i cant imagine not spending the summers with you at the jszz concerts in the park me and my wife loved you and will truely miss you GOD BLESS you and your family man.......Darryl & Modena
February 12, 2013
To the family:
So saddened by your loss. Jessie played at our family reunion and he was marvelous. He will truly be missed by his smile and especially his music. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
February 12, 2013
I will surely miss you brother.
February 12, 2013
To the family,

Jessie was an awesome person as well as a great musician his legacy will live on, never forgotten. He has finally made it to the the biggest band ever. "Glory to God" may you all find comfort in knowing he is well with the lord.
February 12, 2013
May you rest in heaven man You was a great person and inspiration you will be sorely missed God Bless the family thoughts and prayers your way
February 12, 2013
There are no words to express the loss of this great man.You will forever be missed. Praying for family and community
February 12, 2013
R.I.P Mr Jessie Coleman you and your great talent will be miss by many....Sharon McAlister Collier
February 12, 2013
May Jehovah grant yoi comfort in the ressurection hope. He has promised that we will see our loved ones again.
February 12, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. It's going to be really hard not seeing Jesse at work every day and talking to him. He is already missed. Peace be with you Jesse. Love,Mary.

Mary Cole/Zeigler Homes
February 12, 2013
Jesse will be greatly missed by anyone who ever personally knew him. He touched many, many lives throughout the years.
February 12, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
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