A homegoing celebration for George Coleman, of Prichard, Ala., and formerly Normangee, were held Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Zion Baptist Church in Normangee, Texas. Interment followed in Culton Cemetery in Leona, Texas.
Active pallbearers were Joe Brooks, Chuck Mayes, Anthony Coleman, Eddie Jones Sr., Darrell Robinson, Gene Clay, Don Duffy, Robert Manhan, Bobby Neely, Red Folley, John Earl Reed, Charlie Conish.
Honorary pallbearers were Cedrick Brice, Eddie Jones Jr., Michael Coleman, Michael Hicks, Jason Gattway, Spence Mays, Braidon Campbell, Desmond Mayes, Najiwan Reyes, Quinn Mayes, Elton Harrell, Marvin Harrell, Jerry Harrell, Leroger Harrell, Finner Mitchell, J.W. Mitchell, Mario Conish, Sammy Jones, Damion Anderson and Mark Jones.
On May 9, 1955, in Normangee, David Lee Dixon and Inez Coleman became proud parents to a baby boy. They named him George Earl Coleman. He was the oldest of two children. George attended and received his education at Normangee ISD.
George accepted Christ at an early age and united with Zion Baptist Church in Normangee. He moved to Dallas and attended church but remained a member of Zion Baptist. Later, he moved to California to live and fellowship with Holy Deliverance Pentecostal Church in Pasadena, Calif. George was a moderate person and a wonderful father. He worked many jobs throughout his life including Buddy Key Moving and Storage, Bridgeford Food and Joe Good Pastor Trucking, all while living in Dallas. When he was a youth and living in Normangee, George had worked for Westmoreland Grocery Store after school. He also hauled hay and pulled cotton. When George moved back to Normangee as an adult, he did odd jobs and worked for Cattleman Ranch. While living in California, George worked for California Sun Animal Park. George finally settled in Alabama where he was united in holy matrimony to Idella Partee of Prichard and worked as a custodian at Mount Calvert Baptist Church and at Moffee Road Storage.
George departed his earthly home to enter his heavenly one on June 25, 2018, in Prichard. He was preceded in death by his father; his grandparents; five uncles; one niece; and five cousins.
Those left to cherish his memories are mother, Inez Coleman, of Normangee; his wife, Idella Coleman of Prichard; his daughter, Crystal Hick (Mike); his sons, Michael Coleman and Jason Gallway; four grandchildren; his brother, Elmer Dixon of Madisonville; four sisters, Alice Dewberry of Normangee, Carolyn Jones of Normangee, Venise Megowan (Jessie) of Huntsville and Mary Sanders (R.J.) of Houston; four aunts; five uncles; and special nephews, Cedrick Brice and Eddie Jones Jr. George is also survived by nine nieces and nephews; 11 great nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends, as well as special friends Joe Brooks of Normangee, Gene Clay of Dallas and John Earl Reed of Prichard.
Arrangements were entrusted to Madisonville Funeral Home.