Earnestine Coleman

EARNESTINE COLEMAN ROCKFORD - Earnestine Coleman, of Rockford departed this earthly life Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Neighbors Rehabilitation Center in Byron, IL, after a long illness. She was born August 13, 1933, in Camden, Arkansas; the daughter of Elbert and Rachel Primm. Earnestine lived 58 years in Rockford, coming from Camden. She married Rev. John Coleman, he preceded her in death. She was employed as a Certified Nurses Assistant by Alma Nelson Manor 14 years before retiring. She was a member of United Faith Missionary Baptist Church, serving on the Mothers Board and former Sunday School teacher; she also joined New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Earnestine was a member of the Ministers Wives Fellowship. She graduated from School in Camden. She was a loving mother and grandmother, known by some as Granny, Tina, or Grandma Earnie. Ernestine leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Janet Spencer; son, Elbert Ricky (Retha) Turner; four grandchildren, Frankie, Perris, Antwanisha and Chakwan; 7 great- grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Alberta Primm; 5 godchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband; parents; five sisters; and four brothers. Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2919 - 19th Street. Burial in Willwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State Street.

Funeral Home

Ponds Funeral Home
2429 W STATE ST  Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 963-6981

Published in Rockford Register Star from July 19 to July 20, 2014