Juanita B. Coleman
February 22, 1920 – June 21, 2020
Juanita Coleman passed away peacefully surrounded by family. She had recently celebrated her 100th birthday with many friends and family. She will be laid to rest after a private service.
Mrs. Coleman is survived by her daughter Brenda Weaver, son-in-law Jimmy Weaver, daughter-in-law Pam Coleman; her grandchildren Dawn Sandoval, Shawn Calhoun, Chris Foster (Lara), Cordell Coleman, Blayne Weaver, Jody Nolte (Frank); and great grandchildren Joe, Jack, Cole, Will, Laney and Ethan.
Preceded in death by her son William Dale Coleman; her husband William Cullen Coleman; and brothers Nuel, Willie, Thurman, and Herman Bardwell; Parents Alma and Ulys Bardwell.
Juanita Coleman died June 21, 2020 surrounded by loved ones in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was born in Pleasant Hill, LA and raised in a one room farm house with four brothers during the Great Depression. Mrs. Coleman would toil in the cotton fields with her brothers, then head to the kitchen to assist her mother. The work ethic she learned during these tough times would stick with her the rest of her life.
She married W.C. (Cullen) Coleman on September 4, 1936 and raised a family in Dixie Gardens. From the beginning, they were a rodeo family. Mrs. Coleman was proud to be a founding member of the Dixie Gardens Riding Club where she made many lifelong friends. She and Cullen spent the early years of their marriage encouraging and supporting their two children by traveling the country for horse shows and showdeos. She was known to many in the cowboy community as Memaw (as her grandchildren and great grandchildren call her) or simply Mrs. C.
As her children got older, Mrs. Coleman began a second chapter of her life. She and Cullen bought a cattle farm in Rocky Mount and Mrs. Coleman went back to work. She became a beloved fixture at Ranchland Western Wear, then moving to Topps Western World and back to Ranchland Uniforms where she would eventually retire at the age of 91.
She was a devout woman who loved attending Church services, bible studies and treasured the friendships made there. Mrs. Coleman was a dedicated member of Cypress Baptist Church and her beloved Sunday School class. On moving to Bloom in Bossier, Mrs. Coleman was sad to leave her church but was delighted to find a new spiritual home and fellowship with Buster Page Ministries. Mrs. Coleman was a devoted wife, loving and caring mother, generous and thoughtful grandmother (and great grandmother), and a trusted friend. Throughout her life from Pleasant Hill, Dixie Gardens, the showdeo circuit, Topps, Ranchland, to her time at Bloom in Bossier… Mrs. Coleman has been dearly loved. Her kindness, empathy and loving heart have touched so many. Our “Memaw” will be terribly missed but never forgotten.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Leflett, Mike Leflett, John Woodson, Cecil Gates, Jackie Nelson, Troy James.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Watley, Mel Harju, Julian Whittington, Bobby Leflett.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the caregivers from Bloom at Bossier and St. Joseph’s Hospice.
- William Cullen Coleman, Husband (deceased)
- William Dale Coleman, Son (deceased)
- Nuel, Willie, Thurman, and Herman Bardwell, Brothers (deceased)
- Ulys and Alma Bardwell, Parents (deceased)
- Brenda Weaver, Daughter
- Jimmy Weaver, Son-in-law
- Pam Coleman, Daughter-in-law
- Mrs. Coleman is also survived by her grandchildren, Dawn Sandoval, Shawn Calhoun, Chris Foster (Lara), Cordell Coleman, Blayne Weaver, Jody Nolte (Frank); and great grandchildren Joe, Jack, Cole, Will, Laney and Ethan.
- Donnie Leflett
- Mike Leflett
- John Woodson
- Cecil Gates
- Jackie Nelson
- Troy James
- Wayne Watley, Honorary
- Mel Harju, Honorary
- Julian Whittington, Honorary
- Bobby Leflett, Honorary
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Juanita B. Coleman
SARA CROWSON HARVILLE
July 2, 2020
Memaw was part of my life from a very early age when I'd go shopping with my Mom at Ranchland on Jewella. In later years I got to work with her at Ranchland Bossier and loved everyday of it.
Memaw as always in good spirits and knew everyone that came to shop. I'm very sad to loose such a special lady. My prayers go out to her family for such a great lose. May God be with each of you.
June 27, 2020
I have known Mrs Coleman all my life, she is like family to me. I am so sad to learn of her passing. Love and prayers to the family. Susan Minter
June 24, 2020
From the first time Troy and I met Memaw and Papaw Coleman (as we came to call them), we felt an immediate and lasting connection. Over time, we came to love them dearly and will always consider them family. Memaw was one of the sweetest and most precious souls that we have ever had the privilege of knowing. Our lives were Blessed beyond measure for having been able to share a small portion of our lives with this incredible lady. Heaven has truly gained a special angel and we will cherish our memories until we’re together again.
June 24, 2020
I worked with Juanita at Topps for many years and I loved her dearly. She was a kind and loving friend and I will miss her.