Vernetta B. Coleman
July 14, 1950 – October 11, 2020
On Sunday, October 11, 2020, Vernetta Brave Coleman, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away at the age of 70. Vernetta started her life on July 14, 1950 in Georgetown, South Carolina. She was born to Mary Brave & Andrew Harrison. She was raised around her 8 brothers and sisters, cousins, and many family members. After graduating from high school, Vernetta moved to Mullins, South Carolina to live with her sister, Coretha Canty. There she was exposed to kingdom truths and also met the love of her life. In December 1971, Vernetta married Earlie Coleman, better known as “Buddy”. They resided in Chester, Pennsylvania during the first few years of their marriage. Vernetta and Earlie later moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. They had two sons, Micah and Jermaine, who she loved dearly.
Vernetta was always faithful in her love for Jehovah. She shared that love of God with her husband, Earlie. He also became a baptized servant of Jehovah as well. Together they served Jehovah God until his tragic death in an automobile accident during the year of 1979. Vernetta then moved to Orlando, Florida with their sons Micah and Jermaine. While in Orlando, Vernetta worked over 20 years as a beloved teacher for Orange County Government’s Head Start Program. She was known for her creativity and love for her students, their families, and staff. Vernetta enjoyed cooking, listening to music, making arts & crafts, her dog (Honey), and being with her family and friends. If she couldn’t be with you physically, you could always depend on a phone call that was full of excitement, laughter, and could last for hours on end! She especially cherished her only grandson, little Jeremy, who she loved spending time with and caring for. Vernetta was currently a part of the Pine Hills Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and treasured many precious relationships with her spiritual brothers and sisters near and far. As a dedicated servant of Jehovah God for over 40 years, Vernetta found much joy in sharing the kingdom good news with as many people as she could. This would include her family, coworkers, caretakers, and other health care professionals. She would conduct bible studies and write many letters to teach bible truths. Vernetta remained faithful to her God Jehovah until the day of her death. Vernetta died with the tremendous hope based on Acts 24:15 which expresses, “And l have toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Vernetta believed in the promise from God that she would be resurrected on a paradise earth where sickness, death, pain or sorrow would no longer exist. There she looked forward to being reunited with her beloved husband, Earlie. What a beautiful hope Vernetta has as she remains in Jehovah God’s everlasting memory! Vernetta will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earlie “Buddy” Coleman, mother: Mary Brave, father: Andrew Harrison, sister: Coretha G. Canty, brother-in laws: Woodrow Wilson Coleman and Joseph Coleman, and sister-in-law: LuTrina Coleman Smith. She is survived by her sons: Micah (Kenya) Coleman & Jermaine (Indra) Coleman, grandson: Jeremy Coleman, and granddaughters: Rachel & Christine. She is also survived by her brothers: Andrew Brave, Dennis Brave, Richard Brave, and Al Grimmage; and sisters: Louise Williams, Loretta Ayers, and Martha Ann Brave. Brother-in-Laws: Edward L. Coleman, Wardell Coleman, and Wendell Coleman. Sister-in-Laws: Janie R. Coleman Genwright, Earlene Coleman Canty, Deloris W. Coleman Jones, Linda M. Coleman Ellerbe, Doris J. Coleman Duren, Claudette D. Coleman Carter, and Paulette L. Coleman Blake. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, spiritual brothers, sister, sons, daughters, family, friends, and many others.
Acknowledgements: The Family of Vernetta B. Coleman would like to express our sincere gratitude for all of the prayers, condolences, and acts of love during this difficult time. Your support was very much appreciated and a great comfort to all of the family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Vernetta B. Coleman
October 15, 2020
We send our sincere condolences to Micah, Jermaine and the entire family. Vernetta was a spirited and joyful lady who always shared a smile and enjoyed giving hugs.
As I reflect upon the early years of their marriage, my brother, Buddy and Vernetta brought lots of smiles and adventure to my life because they loved to travel and I often benefited as a passenger. They also took me to enroll at Morgan State University and Buddy gave me my first opportunity to drive. They shared their love and family care in many ways prior to my brother's demise. Now the two of them can enjoy eternal rest from their earthly labor. May God's peace and comfort reign over the family.
Horace & Doris Coleman Duren & Family