OBITUARY

Lillian Coleman

March 15, 1924May 30, 2021

On May 30, 2021, Lillian Coleman, 97, beloved Mother, Nana, Sister, Aunt, and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Coleman, brothers and sisters, son-in-law, Dewayne Looney, and great great grandson, Logan.

Lillian is survived by her daughters, Susan Young (David), and Jan Looney, son Jimmy Coleman (Lynda), grandchildren Whitney Ferguson (Cameron), Hillary Young, Jacob Coleman (Sole), Adam Coleman (Tiffany), Donnell Gardner (Patrick), and Carrie Manning (Terry); four great grandchildren Jimmie Lemmon (Abbey), Joshua Garces (Amanda), Kalieb Walden (Sarah), and Nycole Walden; and by nine great great grandchildren. Our family has been truly blessed with the love we have shared.

Lillian delighted in caring for, cooking with, and teaching all the girls in her family to make her special “pound cake.” The kitchen was always filled with laughter and good times. There have been many special celebrations of her birthdays creating lifelong memories of the importance of family.

She loved the lord and her church, First Coast Baptist Church. She served for many years in the nursery, gently and patiently caring for those precious babies like they were her own family. She took equal joy in preparing meals for the church family as she worked alongside others. Lillian loved to help those in need and care for those in search of a warm smile and hug. She has left so many to remember that genuine love and care last a lifetime.

The celebration of life service will be on June 5, 202, 11:00 AM at First Coast Baptist Church 7587 B landing Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244. The viewing is available at 10:00. Donations would be appreciated at First Coast Baptist Church or VITAS hospice.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

Memories

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Dianne Briggs

June 6, 2021

Sweet Jan, Susan and Jimmy…
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to attend your precious Mom’s Memorial Service. I do remember your Mom always welcoming me to spend the night quite often in spite of Susan and I giggling into the late hours. I remember her loving on all the babies and toddlers in old Beaver Street Baptist Church while donning the crisp white uniforms the workers always wore. She was one of my Aunt Alma’s favorite volunteers. She was a special lady. ♥️🌹♥️

Carol Briggs

June 4, 2021

I and Dianne came home from school, with Susan; there we met her mama...Ms Coleman. She was baking cookies. That was my first introduction to Ms Coleman. Found out later, as we attended church together, at Beaver Street Baptist; she worked in the nursery with my sister, Alma Wollitz. . Later in life, I met her other daughter, Jan. Always cherish Mrs. Coleman. Admired her strength in the Lord. Thank you Ms Coleman for your example to us, as we grew up. Carol Briggs

Sue Schorner Braswell Braswell

June 3, 2021

Lillian ...oh how can it be ❤ we love you so much 💎💎💎 you were a Diamond for our life 💎 enjoy the Arms of Jesus and Our Father's Big Big House ..🏡..I can only Imagine to see it all ..I love you so much ..the perfect patient..always smiling n the joy of all those Kiddos n Babies 🌷🌷 Much Love to all of them ..the pictures at the Beach are so wonderful memories ..Hugs to all and special Love to Jan. 💜..your life So Worthy ..thank you ..you touched us all ❤❤❤❤

Pinchie Labello

June 2, 2021

She cared for my precious nephew in his last days she was much loves lady they had a special bond they both loved Jan very much she is also precious

Lee Smith

June 2, 2021

What a wonderful LADY. We shared many happy times together cooking for our church visitation suppers. She, along with Vera Sanders prepared many deserts during those times. With a soft voice and a ready smile, she brightened our time together. Wonderful memories I still cherish. Our loss is heavens gain. I'll see her once again when I reach heaven.

Praying for comfort for Jan and the family.

Deborah Dougherty

June 1, 2021

Miss Lillian's obituary pretty much says it all. She was the epitome of what a Christian lady is truly supposed to be. My late mother, Ola Mae, admired, respected & considered her a close friend. Miss Lillian was sure to have a happy reunion in Heaven, with all who have gone before her. My thoughts & prayers are with her entire Family during this difficult time.
Lovingly,
Deborah A. Dougherty

Lisa Chancey Chacon

June 1, 2021

Susan, Jan and Jimmy,

How much I loved Aunt Lillian. She always had the warmest and sweetest hugs, and the best pound cake! Just like Granny Davis! Thank you for always loving me. I will be praying for comfort in the days again, but praise God we will have such a beauty reunion in Heaven! All my love, Lisa

Amanda Roberts

June 1, 2021

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

On behalf of myself and the staff at Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to your family at this time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY