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Jerry Wayne Coleman, Sr.

January 17, 1950 - April 13, 2020

Mr. Jerry Wayne Coleman Sr. departed this life on April 13, 2020 at 6:00 am, in his home. He was born on January 17, 1950 to the late Jo Ann Goodwin and John Henry Reed in Bessemer, Alabama.

Jerry was educated in the Bessemer City schools, where he graduated from Carver High School. He confessed his life to Christ at an early age at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Bessemer, AL under the leadership of Reverend Leon Glover, he also retired from the United States Postal Service. Jerry was a free spirit who loved the outdoors and meeting good people. He served his country as a Private in the Army with strength and dignity, retired from the United States Postal Service, and would later apply those same principles to his family life. His strength would again be challenged as he battled illness and became a multiple amputee.

Once again, Jerry would prevail. He not only handled his disability with a smile, he proved that it would never slow him down as he continued to perform chores and provide greatly for his family. With all that Jerry experienced in arms and in illness, he still found the strength to go out of his way to keep everyone laughing and smiling. He became a pillar in our community, riding his scooters making his rounds of happiness. Watching him lead by example, Jerry would prove to not only be Hero in arms, but most importantly, a Hero at home. His presence will truly be missed, but his fighting yet kind spirit will always live on.

He was preceded in death by his mother Jo Ann Goodwin, Father John Henry Reed, one brother, Isom Goodwin, four sisters Jessie Mae Goodwin, Geradine Slaton, Margaret Coleman Hendricks, Bertha Reese.

He lives not to mourn but to cherish his loving memories: His loving companion of 45 years: Wife; Marlene Coleman. Sons; Michael S. Quinn (Amanda) and Jerry Coleman Jr.(Katrina). Daughters; Yolanda Coleman, Erika Quinn, Cassandra Quinn, and Chenin Coleman. One sister Beverly Allen. Three Brothers; Michael Goodwin, Jessie Goodwin (Charise), James Goodwin, (Cassandra). Grandchildren, Michael, Kar’Nesha, Shakiyla, Deandre, Shaquille, Sade, Ashanti, Phoenix, Kayla, Jerkobe, Princess, Victoria, and Ryan. One Great grandchild; Auri Washington, additional love ones Felisa Hendricks, and a host of Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Cousins, and dear friends.

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