Olivia Coleman

October 2, 1953January 18, 2021

Olivia Coleman, 67, passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2021. She was born in Mississippi on October 2, 1953, a daughter of the late Jack Kelly and Corine B. Doyle.

Olivia worked as a medical billing and coding specialist for a number of years. She attended True Love Baptist church.

She wanted to be remembered as "a strong black woman from the time I was born and that I am a stickler for education and a God fearing woman."

Funny movies and her great grandchildren always made her laugh and brought a smile to her face.

Olivia's proudest family moments include watching her grandchildren graduate and any family birthday.

She hopes others have learned to be loving and understanding, patient, and to live by their own truths.

Olivia's favorite color was brown. Her hobbies included working puzzles and word games as well as watching classic movies such as White Christmas.

The thing she loved most were her children and finally she would like to be remembered as a good person.

Surviving are her daughter, Olivia D. Coleman; grandchildren, Olivia Briyanna Coleman, Ernie Goodman III, Darnell Goodman, Thomas Coleman, John Edward Coleman Jr.; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Myla, Mytrell, and Nyzir; and sister, Patricia Mateo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 7 siblings; and son, John Edward Coleman Sr.

Visitation will be held on from 9 am to 11 am Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home.

Burial will take place in Riverview Cemetery, Churubusco, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to her great-grandchildren, in care of Thomas Coleman.


  • Great Grand Children in Care of Thomas Coleman


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021


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Lavonnia Murley

January 26, 2021

I love you Auntie Mary. You was always kind and loving Kelly and I will miss you dearly.

Tasha Washington

January 24, 2021

Auntie Mary there's so much I wanna say but just know I'm going to miss u so much n I love you so much it hurts so much that your no longer here. I remember when I used to come to your house all the time when I was a little girl all the things we used to do. You are like my 2nd mom. I really can't believe I'm sitting here writing this😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 love your baby girl tasha

Ruthie Washington

January 24, 2021

I remember when we used to hang out all the time. We was something in these streets. Mary I will always love you I'm gonna miss you calling my name nobody can say my name like you sis. Even though were not blood related you could never tell cause to me you are my sister love you so much.

Diana Bickle

January 22, 2021

There is no one memory that I could share of Olivia and I. Any time Oliva and I were together it was a good time. I will always remember that beautiful smile, her kindness and thoughtfulness, and her love for her family and friends. I am glad our lives have crossed paths. My prayers and thoughts are with all of Olivia's family. Love, Diana Bickle (Olivia's Princess Di)

Olivia Coleman

January 22, 2021

Momma i love you so much i remember how you took me and john to Washington d.c as little kids and you held our hands as we stood by the white house i remember all those easter egg hunts with the golden egg that you always help me find most of all i remember how much love you gave us unconditionally. Your with my brother now and i know your always with me .i miss you momma everyday will never be the same . i know one day i will see your beautiful face again until then thank you for all you have done and all the ways you have touched everyone's hearts .i miss you momma more than you will ever know