Curtis Alean Thompson Coleman, 82, Pleasant Ridge Manor-East, formerly of 1401 E. 19th St., passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012 at UPMC-Hamot. She was born in Kosciusko, Miss., on December 7, 1929, daughter of the late Louis and Annie Mae Ellington Thompson. She came to Erie in 1953, moved to New Castle, Pa., and returned to Erie in 1968. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Curtis was a dedicated homemaker who loved to play cards, cook, go to bingo, bowl, garden and travel. She also enjoyed bowling while at Pleasant Ridge Manor. She especially loved spending time socializing with her family. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Coleman; three sons, Edward, Clifton and Clarence Coleman; two brothers, Sanders and Cleotha Thompson; and three sisters, Virginia Riley, Thelma Beemon and Edna Rosetta "Mother Rose" Steward. Curtis leaves to cherish her memory four sons, Emmett L. Coleman and wife, Betty Lue of Erie, Robert Earl Coleman of Los Angeles, Calif., Samuel Coleman of Erie and Milford A. Coleman of Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Lula C. Smith and husband, James of Erie, Linda Jo Caldwell and husband, Lewis of Long Beach, Calif. and Lonna Alean Gilmer of Erie; a brother, Ernest Thompson and wife, Roberta of Indianapolis, Indiana; 64 grandchildren; over 80 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Law Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Avenue. A service will be held on Thursday, 11 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 901 E. 5th Street. Interment in Erie Cemetery.
Published in the Erie Times-News on August 21, 2012