October 20, 1925 – May 3, 2020
Sarah Wallace Coleman
Sarah Wallace Coleman, 94, passed away Sunday May 3, 2020 peacefully in her sleep at home. She was born to Lillian Grace and Joseph Trainor Wallace of Germantown, TN. She was married almost 70 years to George Coleman, Sr., who passed away in 2013. The Colemans were owners and operators of Coleman Funeral Home in Corinth for almost 40 years. She was a past member of the Corinth Junior Auxiliary, Corinth Music Club, Corinth Garden Club and the oldest member of Church of the Crossroads (formerly First Pentecostal Church) of Corinth where she was the organist for over 30 years.
She is survived by daughter, Judge Rebecca Coleman Phipps of Corinth; sons, George Edward Coleman, Jr. (Harriette) of Memphis, TN; Dr. Michael Wallace Coleman (Ginny) of Greenwood, MS and Hon. J. Price Coleman (Meridith) of Asheville, NC; eight grandchildren, Courtney Elizabeth Coleman of New Orleans, LA; Hon. George Edward Coleman III (Jennifer) of Wilmington, NC; Sarah Lyle Dampoux (Emanuel) of Versailles, France; Hon. Michael Wallace Coleman, Jr. (Crystal) of Lawrenceburg, TN; Dr. Lee Walker Coleman (Amy) of Greenwood, MS; John Robert Coleman (Jennefer) of Greenwood, MS; Dr. Sarah Grace Phipps Hajjar (David) of Kennesaw, GA; and Dr. Caroline Coleman Massey (Matt) of Asheville, NC; 24 great-grandchildren; other relatives and special friends, including Leslie West; niece, Patricia Pierce of Corinth; niece, Beth Coleman Brock (Ben) of Memphis; nephew David Lee Coleman, Jr (Katy) of Lakeland, TN; niece, Prissy Alexander Yates (Cy) of Flowermound, TX; Jimmy Alexander (Pam) of Whitesboro, TX; and Beverly Alexander Arnold (Skip) of Boulder, CO.
She was preceded in death by husband George Edward Coleman, Sr. and nephew Calvin Pierce of Corinth, MS.
She will be laid to rest in a private family graveside service at Henry Cemetery. Church of the Crossroads Pastor Nelson Hight will officiate.
A special thanks to her caregivers Lisa and Jean. And a special thanks to Lynn Edgeston who held a special place in Sarah’s heart. Thanks to Legacy Hospice, especially Dr. Hayes Baker, Frances Wood and Brother Dixon.
Private Family Service
May 5, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Coleman family. Sarah was a very special lady with so much Southern charm. My Daddy, Ray Smith, worked for George & Sarah at the funeral home for many years. They’ve always been very special to me and my family and we will truly miss her.
May 5, 2020
Becky and Leslie - Thinking of you during this incredibly difficult time. So very sorry for your loss. What an amazing life your mom led. Sending you hugs from Georgia.