McCarty - Evergreen Funeral Home

7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN


Kristen Hart Coleman

July 16, 1975August 30, 2019

On Friday, August 30, 2019, we lost someone very precious to us. The woman who had never met a stranger. The woman who loved everyone regardless of station. The woman who had a thousand stories. The woman whose laughter was contagious. The woman who will live in our hearts forevermore. She loved being with her family and friends. The outdoors provided a venue to explore and discover; her adventures were full of kayaking, hiking the back hills of Tennessee and Georgia, and splashing on the river and in the lake. She was proud of her time as a firefighter. Born in the heart of Knoxville on July 16, 1975, Kristen’s devotion to the Tennessee Vols was tried-and-true. Hilarious and warm and fearless and resilient, Kristen could and would talk to anyone. When in her company, you wanted to stay. The people she befriended and delighted are innumerable: daughter, granddaughter, grandmother, sister, niece, cousin, friend, and mother, Kristen loved her family and the world, but more than anyone else, she loved her children: Alex, Caleb, and Jocelyn. Angelia Kristen Coleman was honored to be the mother of Alex Brock of Pooler, GA, Caleb Brock of Murfreesboro, TN, Jocelyn Custer of Hannacroix, NY; Gigi to Ryan Phibbs and Everleigh Custer; daughter of Victor and Jeannie Hart; granddaughter to Julia Hart; sister to Amy (Jared) Wright, Daniel Hart, Lauren Hart, Aaron Hart, Hillary Hart, and Eli Hart; and many, many, many nieces and nephews. We take comfort in knowing that Kristen is surrounded by light, family, and friends. Our grief over losing her is infinite. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:30pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Eastview Memorial Gardens, 1320 Andrew Johnson Hwy Strawberry Plains, TN. Condolences may be made at www.mccartyevergreen.com


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019


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Connie Chandler

September 6, 2019

Kristen was my best friend in Krannert Elementary School and years later we reconnected via Facebook. She was always smiling, loving, and very compassionate towards everyone. Sweet girl you will be missed!!
To the family, I’m so very saddened and sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers!🙏

Tabatha Stubbs Tuck

September 6, 2019

It truly grieves my heart to hear of such a precious woman leaving this Earth. When I heard of the news this morning, I was completely in shock and so saddened. I knew Kristen in school, but we became better friends over the years through Facebook. I loved seeing her smiling face in all of the photos she shared and to see the love she had for her family and friends. She had a servant heart and gave to others with the purest of intentions. The world is definitely a little dimmer now without her in it, but our loss is heaven's gain. Praying for her family and every life she touched with her sweet spirit. We are all better for it, for knowing her.

Craig Burnes

September 6, 2019

Patricia Mink Brown

September 6, 2019

Literally in shock ! My cousins daughter and I wasnt there for them ! I talked to Kristen some on facebook ! Precious girl ! Our love prayers are with everyone ! My precious family ❤️🙏

Miranda Morrison

September 4, 2019

You will always be my best friend ! Love u to the moon and back ! I am praying for your family . I will miss you dearly! You are my sunshine forever ! You truly have always been a blessing in my life ! Thank you for always being there for me

Terri England

September 4, 2019

I am sorry to hear of my sweet friend passing, Kristen was a very caring woman and always wore that beautiful smile,I am really proud to had her as a sweet friend. 🌹

Emily Dowdall

September 4, 2019

I never met Kristen but the one and only time I spoke to her over FaceTime with her daughter (my good friend) Jocelyn, I knew she loved Jocelyn and her grand babies with all her heart. May her family find peace and healing in this difficult time.

sharon lemon

September 4, 2019

i remember the friendship our two families shared...the time we went tubing on the hiawassee river...we r beyond sorry for the heartbreak of ur loss & stand ready to do what ever u need....much love asheley,josh,abby,cait,emily & sharon lemon

Samantha Morrison

September 4, 2019

Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear of her passing. I will miss her infectious laugh and caring demeanor. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family for this void in their life as well as mine. May God give you a sweet feeling of peace knowing she is in His comforting arms.

Melody Norton

September 3, 2019

Condolences to her family, she was the sweet lady! Praying for you all!