OBITUARY

Patricia "Pat" Rae Coleman

June 26, 1935February 10, 2020
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Patricia Rae Coleman "Pat", was born June 26, 1935 and passed away February 10, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents Louis Clements and Myrtle Clements; husband Bernard M. Coleman, Jr.; son, Wesley G. Woods, and grandson, Don Orcutt; She is survived by her sister, Laurie Wischmeyer; loving children, Calvin Woods (Melanie), Lawrence Woods, Lauri Jean Swett (Brian), David Coleman (Kathy), and Rebecca Harris; grandchildren, Derrick Woods (Kalisha), Damon Woods, Matthew Woods (financee', Subana Paramuthevar), Meagan Woods Meyer (James), Jackie Coleman, Stephen Swett, Christopher Swett, Danny Coleman, Drexler Harris, and Victor Harris; great-grandchildren, Jessie Orcutt, Gabe Davis, Hannah Davis, Lola Orcutt, Ryan Meyer, Trent Meyer, Sammy Woods, and Evie Meyer.

Pat loved her family, most especially the children. She was an avid reader of historical novels, and a master genealogist. She loved researching family history and serving others. Pat loved to sew and cook. She was also very dedicated to serving as a Temple worker and going to the Temple. She retired from Altec Industries. Pat was deeply involved with the Boy Scouts of America for 50 years; receiving the highest award that a woman can get from the council, the Silver Beaver Award. She also volunteered for many years with the Camp Fire Girls and the Girl Scouts of America. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends at a visitation on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 4pm until 6 pm at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel. A funeral service celebrating Pat's life will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2pm at Ridout's Elmwood Chapel, with burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, February 16, 2020

Memories

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Wanda Looney

February 15, 2020

Pat was always there for the Birmingham African American Genealogy Group, since the beginning. She was not only our LDS Representative, she was a BAAGG member and Board Member also. A Master Genealogist with a gift of sharing her knowledge of research with everyone she met. This beautiful soul will remain in our hearts always.


Co-Founders Josephine Martin and Mary Jones Fitts

Photo by Wanda Looney

Derrick Woods

February 14, 2020

Derrick Woods

February 14, 2020

We were fortunate Grandmother visited a couple times a year. This was a wonderful Mothers Day.

Rebecca Harris

February 13, 2020

This is a picture of mom with me and the boys. They brought me along on one of their summer trips to an amusement park.

Janet Adwell

February 12, 2020

I remember that she always had a book with her. She would read in the car while waiting for the light to turn green. (I may or may not do this, too! :-) )

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