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Roe Ellen Coleman

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Roe Ellen Coleman Obituary
Roe Ellen Coleman

Nashville, TN

Pioneering prosecuting attorney, Roe Ellen Coleman, passed away Monday, July 9th. She was an

advocate for women and children, particularly those with special needs. She was an inspiration to a host of professional women and fiercely challenged gender roles in the workplace. After retirement, she was an artist and an advocate for women's rights and children's wellbeing.

Born in Knoxville, TN, she attended Sequoya Elementary School, Fairfax Hall in Virginia, and the University of Tennessee. Earned a BA in Special Education from Peabody College then a Doctorate of Law from Nashville School of School in 1981 while working for Victim Witness. She was one of the first female Sr. Assistant District Attorneys in Nashville.

Preceded in death by her parents, A. Roe Coleman and Adelaide Marks Coleman and brothers, Johnny Coleman and Clayton (Barbara Havey) Coleman. She is survived by her

children, Tiffany Leek and Spencer Leek; granddaughter, Isabella Roe Ellen Leek; and a host of close friends.

In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Thistle Farms or Harpers Playground.

Visitation Saturday, 1-3pm with celebration of life to follow at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton on Thompson Ln., Nashville.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 14, 2018
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