Joseph Coleman

Joseph Elmer Coleman, Sr.

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held at a 3:00 pm Mass of Christian Burial in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers on Thursday, February 21, 2013, for Joseph "Joe" Coleman, Sr., 82, who passed away on Monday, February 18, 2013 at his residence.

Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman was the son of the late John Pharr Coleman, Sr., and the former Edia Desormeaux Coleman Theriot.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Mount McKinley and was honorably discharged in 1950. Mr. Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Order of the Carmelites, Acolyte, and Eucharistic Minister. He was an amateur radio operator,"KA5RML," and a member of the local Ham Radio Club. He was the owner and operator of Coleman Sheet Metal Works.

He is survived by his wife of sixty one years, Dolores Theriot Coleman; his daughters, Adrienne C. Seal and her husband Rick and Mary E. Coleman; his sons, Marc D. Coleman and his wife Gloria, Randal S. Coleman and his wife Briana, and Joseph E. Coleman, Jr. and his wife Terri; eleven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Brooks, Joy Touchet, and Cecile Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Roberta Coleman, Rita Rose Coleman, Mildred Dore, Winnie Salazar, Dorothy Avant, and Carita Hooper; his brothers, Frank Coleman, John P Coleman, Jr., Paul Coleman, and Patrick "Buddy" Theriot.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette on Thursday from 10:00 am until time of service. A Rosary will be recited at 12:00 pm on Thursday in the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be his six grandsons, Brent Coleman, Jacob Seal, Daniel Seal, Josh Greeson, Evan Greeson, and Hayden Coleman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lauren Coleman, Leslie Godeaux, Stephanie Coleman, Michelle Seal, and Delaine Coleman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to: Carmelite Monastery, 1250 Carmel Drive Lafayette, LA, 70501.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Coleman family at

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Funeral Home

Delhomme Funeral Home - Lafayette
1011 Bertrand Drive Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 235-9449

Published in the The Advertiser on Feb. 20, 2013