Mary Louise Coleman Obituary

Mary Louise Coleman, 85, of Grand Prairie, Texas went to be with the Lord surrounded in love on June 4, 2017. She was born on January 23, 1932 to Louis and Roxie Coffman of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Elbert Jake Coleman, her daughter, Cynthia Leeann Lynch, her parents, and her two older brothers Billy Louis Coffman and Bobby Joe Coffman.

She is survived by her double cousin Virginia Smith (Don) and family; niece Caroline Coffman Miller (Alan) and family of Hot Springs, Arkansas; niece Holly Coffman Hale (Steve) of Dallas, Texas; grandnieces Devorah Jeannette Hale of Auburn, Alabama and Lilly Ziporah Hale of San Marcos, Texas; nephew Russell Bryan Coleman (Marla) and family of Caddo Mills, Texas; nephew Richard Wayne Coleman of Littleton, Colorado; nephew Robin Lee Coleman of Fort Worth, Texas; in-laws Tommy Sue Coleman and Silas Wayne Coleman of Littleton, Colorado; and many other cousins of Arkansas and Texas.

Mary Louise was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas and was a graduate of Hot Springs High School. She became a Christian at a revival service also attended by her parents. At this revival, they all accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. From that time on, they attended church at Central Baptist in Hot Springs. At the age of 25, she moved to Dallas with her cousin Virginia. They lived with their aunt Pearl Allen and she got a job at the Dallas Power & Light Company. There she met her husband Jake Coleman. They married in 1961 and had their daughter, Leeann, in 1966. They took much pride and joy in raising Leeann in Grand Prairie. Mary has been a longtime active member of Indian Hills Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her family, and her church. She showed Christ’s love to others by sending yearly birthday cards to all her family and friends. There was never a year that went by that she didn’t send a card, it was a special dedication to those she loved.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday June 8th at 1:00 pm. The service will be held at 2:00 pm with Pastor Doug Simon officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas. The Coffman and Coleman families hope to say hello and thank you for remembering their beloved Aunt. Memorials may be dedicated to Indian Hills Baptist Church.