Evelyn Gertrude Coleman

September 27, 1922August 24, 2014

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Evelyn Gertrude Morris Coleman, beloved wife of 66 years to Richard (Tony) F. Coleman Sr. of Arlington, Virginia died peacefully at Spring Hills Assisted Living in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 91.

Her parents, Albert Sr. and Lillian Morris, as well as her Brother Albert Jr. and sister Florence Fluke predeceased her.

A life-long resident of Arlington, Evelyn was May Queen at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in 1936. She graduated from Washington-Lee High School in 1940 where she played both basketball and field hockey. After graduation, she became a legal secretary for the law firm of Shifflet, Fitzgerald and Associates in Washington, DC until 1948. Her love of sports and athletics developed at an early age while listening to baseball games on the radio with her father. For many years she participated in a bowling league at her winter home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Mrs. Coleman was an avid, life-long fan of the Baltimore Orioles and the Miami Dolphins. Locally, she was the NVSL Swimming Team Representative for the Dominion Hills Swim Club for many years. Evelyn was a devoted stay-at-home Mom to her 9 children.

She is survived by five daughters, Diane (Allan) Roeser, Terri (Karl) Kriegel, Patricia Moore, Eileen (Thomas) Cutrona, Mary Kathleen (Brad) Olson; four sons Richard F. Coleman Jr., Michael Albert Coleman, John Andrew Coleman, and Joseph Alan Coleman; and 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are welcome for visitation and prayer services to be held on Thursday, August 28 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22205. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 on Friday, August 29 at 11 am. Interment at Fairfax Memorial Park, 9900 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages contributions to either the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave. 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001 or the Washington-Lee High School Athletics Boosters Association, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22201.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 29, 2014

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September 2, 2014

Mrs. Coleman was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.
Amy (Sissler) Adams (Pompano Beach, FL)

Nancy Merrill

September 1, 2014

Oh my....First I need to say that I just heard about this today, labor day. I will simply say,that my loving thoughts are with you all, and my prayers are with you all also.I think of you all so often and was so blessed to grow up with you all...Terri, I am going to try to find you so I can finally get together again with you.Bless you all..May your Mom's spirit shine on forever among us all..Hug your Dad for me too please.

Cathy Damato

August 31, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to Terri and her family.

Shannon & Kelly Godwin

August 31, 2014

Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. You will always have the memories of your Mom with you.

Heather Gleason

August 29, 2014

Terri, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Patricia Bird

August 29, 2014

Terri, Wishing you peace to bring comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Stan Reddick

August 29, 2014

To the Colman Family, May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. God Bless, Stan Reddick


August 29, 2014

Joe, My prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May she rest in peace....

chris henry

August 29, 2014

my heart and love goes out to terry and her family at this time


August 28, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you.