COLTRANE Rev. Melvin Wesley Sr. Rev. Melvin Wesley Coltrane, Sr., was born on April 16, 1939 to Mr. Harold Melvin and Miss Cora Mae Coltrane who preceded him in death. Melvin graduated from Libbey High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps where he served honorably for 8 years. He retired from Payne College Security in 2007. Melvin united in marriage to Ora McCoy. Years later he met and married Adrienne L. Singletary. These two ladies formed a beautiful Christian bond, raising their children together in harmony. In 1979, Melvin married Ona L. Barnes and remained married to her until his death. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 32 years, Ona Lucille Coltrane; his siblings, Shirley Durham, Boyd Burton, Edith Coltrane, and Joseph W. Coltrane. He also leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Zetta Coltrane Ferguson (George), Rev. Melvin Coltrane Jr., Jerome Coltrane, Debra Coltrane Brown (Tony), Terri Ann Coltrane, Melanie Coltrane Barringer (Richard), Robyn Coltrane Harris (Tony), Aarona Coltrane Braziel (Rodney), Veronica Coleman (Mark), James Barnes, Alyshia Barnes, Shelon Nicole Barnes. He has a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Memorial Service to be held July 2, 2011, 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Center of Hope Community Baptist Church, 1656 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607.
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Published in Toledo Blade on June 26, 2011