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Lemon "Billy" Coleman Jr.

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Lemon "Billy" Coleman Jr.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lemon Coleman Jr. will be held Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Hill Family Church, 312 Hunter St., Pineville with Dr. Joshua Joy Dara Sr. officiating. Interment will be a Garden of Memories, Alexandria, under the direction of Boyce Community Funeral Home, Boyce.

Mr. Coleman, 80, of Pineville departed this life unto life everlasting on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Rapides Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Coleman was born January 14, 1935 to the parents of Lemon Coleman Sr. and Bessie Hilt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 47 years Dorothy Wilson Coleman, brother Jimmie Lee Coleman.

Mr. Coleman was an educator in Rapides Parish School System for 31 years and in 1974 became the first black member of Pineville's City Council and served for 24 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his loving daughter, Valerie Coleman Batiste (Kenneth), 3 sister-in-laws, 3 brother-in-laws and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until time of service at Zion Hill Family Church.

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Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 20, 2015
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