Debra Ann Coleman, a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2023, in the comfort of her daughter’s home while under hospice care. Services to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00AM in the James Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, October 12, 2023. Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery in Matthews.
Debra was born in Augusta to Rose Mary Prickett Burke and John Morgan Coleman. A lifelong resident of the Matthews/Keysville area, she attended school in Jefferson County and started working at Stapleton Garment Company before venturing into various other jobs. Eventually, she found her calling as a meat processor at Knight's Meat Outlet, where she dedicated two decades of hard work and commitment, before her health decline.
Debra lived her life to the fullest with a fun-loving and feisty spirit that touched the hearts of all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She had an infectious sense of humor that could light up any room and brighten even the gloomiest of days. Debra cherished every moment she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she adored. Her caring nature and unwavering love will forever be remembered by those fortunate enough to have been a part of her life.
In remembrance of Debra's vibrant spirit and zest for life, let us celebrate the joy she brought into the world. May her memory live on in our hearts as a reminder of the importance of love, laughter, and living life on our own terms. May she rest in eternal peace.
Debra is preceded in death by her two siblings, Tracie Coleman and Jenny Gonsalves. Other left to mourn her passing include her children--Amy M. Coleman (Reina), April N. Coleman, Tyler J. Coleman (Haley) and her grandson who she raised as her own, Jacob E. Coleman; grandchildren—Skyler Brown, Enzo Rubio, Pataricia Rubio, Zoey Coleman, Piper Coleman, Willow Coleman and Keira Roton; siblings—John N. Coleman Jr., Donna Johnson, Michael Burke (Melonie) and Jeffrey Burke; nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Nicholas Atkinson, Clyde Carlyn, Luis Garcia, Keith Strowbridge, Walter Thomas and Steve Watts.