V. JEANETTE COLEMAN
Cambridge: Virginia Jeannette Coleman, 73, of passed away December 10, 2007, at Dorchester General Hospital.
Jeannette was born December 16, 1934 in Cambridge, Maryland, to the late Elsie Mae Phillips and the late Guy Dean. She attained her schooling in Cambridge, and was very athletic in those years, playing in women’s softball leagues. She was very involved in sports in Dorchester County, along with her late husband, Willis Leonard Coleman, Sr., who coached in different baseball leagues. She was retired from Air Liquide.
She was famous for her scrumptious cooking and her story telling. Jeannette, or “Me Mom” as she was affectionately known, lived a pretty simple life – she never wanted much, just the love of her family was enough for her. She was extremely knowledgeable, especially of anything pertaining to history. The family called her “the walking history channel.” Ones were astonished by the breadth of her knowledge. All who have walked across her path have had their hearts touched by that jovial spirit of hers.
She leaves behind four children: Linda Elliott (Robert) of Trappe, Garry Coleman (Barbara), Willis Leonard Coleman, Jr. (Cindy), Charles Coleman (Mary), all from Cambridge; a sister, Sharon Shores (Jimmy) also of Cambridge; 8 grandchildren (Derek, Jordan, Jake, Cory, and Justin Coleman, Linda Elliott, Julie Elliott-Holland, and Stacia Coleman-Banks (Nathan); as well as the loves of her life, 11 precious great-grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, from 4-6pm at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home. Services will be held privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Mrs. Coleman’s memory to the CSDHS Athletic Department, 2475 Cambridge Bypass, Cambridge, MD 21613.