Emily Lee Coleman
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A celebration of Mrs. Emily L. Coleman's life will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Hill Family Church, 312 Hunter Street, Pineville, LA 71360; with Pastor Joshua Joy Dara officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery under the Direction of Good Shepherd Funeral Home.
Mrs. Emily Lee Coleman, 69, of Alexandria, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 after a short illness. She was born September 7, 1943, in Alexandria, to the late James McNeal and Elouise Sewell. Mrs. Emily worked virtually her entire life for the Rapides Parish School Board. After retiring in 1999, she continued a life of serving others as an active member of the Zion Hill Family Church. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family and friends. She had a generous spirit and was a gracious hostess, always putting the needs of others before her own. She enjoyed reading, viewing old television programs, watching sunsets, playing bingo, and other activities.
Mrs. Emily was preceded in death by her parents James McNeal and Elouise Sewell, 5 brothers: Clifton Sanders, Freddie Sanders, James Zachery, John Zachery and Lewis Zachery; 2 sisters: Roxanne Zachery and Georgeanna Zachery. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 17 years, Charlie J. Coleman; son, Harry Hill Jr.; daughter, Emily E. Beavers (David Beavers); grandsons, Kendric Hill, Victor Carstarphen II, and Harry L. Hill; and great-grandsons, Harry L. Hill II, Victor Carstarphen III, and Kendric Hill Jr.; brothers, Henry Zachery and George Zachery; sisters, Tauheedah El-Amin, Louisia Caston, Isabelle Williams and Elizabeth Matthews-King.
Mrs. Emily maintained very close relationships with her family members, as this was of utmost importance in her life. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to known her.
Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Good Shepherd Funeral Home - Alexandria
614 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Published in The Town Talk on Sept. 21, 2012