Kelsey Coleman

PEORIA - Kelsey D. Coleman, 32, of Peoria passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 29, 1981, in Memphis, Tenn., to Brian Irby and Angela Coleman.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his father, Brian (LaShawnda) Irby of Peoria; his mother, Angela (Sammie) Harrell of Peoria; his fiance, Melodie Richardson; three sons, Kelviunta, D'Berry and Kamarion Coleman, all of Peoria; one daughter, Kmyia Richardson of Peoria; three brothers, Jermaine Jones, Brian Jr. and Trent Irby, all of Peoria; seven sisters, Arnisha (Tony) Porter, Shannon Wash, Brittany and Donnika Jackson, all of Peoria, Ashley Irby of Rock Island, Ill., and Ryann Hanson and Johnesa Irby, both of Peoria; his grandparents, Shirley and Jessie Crump; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends whom loved and adored him.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bessie May Mclain Irby and John Irby Sr., and an infant sister, LaBry Irby.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, with visitation commencing one hour prior at 12 noon at The Greater City of Refuge. The Rev. Alvin Riley will officiate. Kelsey will be laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery. The family has entrusted T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel to handle the final arrangements of their loved one.

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Funeral Home

T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel
201 N. Macarthur Hwy Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 674-6323

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 10, 2013