Leeola Davis Avery Coleman

July 13, 1918January 25, 2013

Leeola Davis Avery Coleman “MeMaw,” age 94, of Pensacola, FL, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 25, 2013. She was born July 13, 1918 in Alford, Jackson County, FL.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie W. Davis and Bessie Lee Morris; her husband, Joe Coleman, and the father of her children, James Moses Avery. She retired from the Department of Juvenile Justice, where she was the Chef for the Youth Harbor Detention Center. She was also a charter member of Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL.

Survivors include her four children, Zoia Ann (David) Holland, James Myron (Janis) Avery, Leeola “Lee” (Otto) Knowles, and Dolly (Howard) Strickland; seven grandchildren, David Earl (Donna) Holland, Donna (Rusty) Dunn, Wendy R. Bassham, Christal (Adam) Feldman, Howard J. Strickland, Michael and Steven Krause; seven great grandchildren, Denver (Rachel Griffin) Holland, Tonya Holland (Andrew) Trommellen, Elizabeth Dunn (Stephen) Wright, Catherine Dunn, Paige Holland, Eli, Levi and SaraGrace Feldman; five great great grandchildren, Jocelynn, Makalynn, Ethan, Isabella and baby Denver.

The family would like to thank the administration and staff of The Lady of Our Haven of Peace, especially those of Trinity Court for their special love and care.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1 PM at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Passmore officiating. Interment will follow in Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be David Earl Holland, David Denver Holland, Howard Justus Strickland, Andrew Trommellen, Michael Krause and Otto Knowles. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, from 12 Noon until the service hour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Haven of Our Lady of Peace


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Ruth Barron

January 31, 2013

Lee, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.


January 30, 2013


January 29, 2013

Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing,
Dora Kinsley Thomley

January 29, 2013

Lee and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Midge & Paula Thomas

Sandra Mcneal

January 29, 2013

I just want the family of Ms. Coleman to know that you are all in my prayers. May God bless you all. Ms. Coleman was and is very special to me and I will miss her. Everytime I go into that room I expect to see her. God bless you all

Joyce Knowles Witham

January 29, 2013

Lee, You know how sorry I am to hear of your dear Mother's passing. The entire family is in my prayers. Our Lord Jesus, time and friends will be of great comfort.

January 29, 2013

My family and I want to offer you all the love possible, I will miss going in to see "MeMaw" just to say hello as often as I could. It is a true blessing to be part of your lives. - Jim, Tricia, Jameson and family.