Lorrie Jean Coleman
November 14, 1961 – September 22, 2020
Lorrie Jean Coleman was born in Seattle on November 14, 1961 and passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2020, in Woodinville WA, at the age of 58. She was preceded in death by her husband Gil Coleman.
Lorrie grew up in the Kirkland area where she attended Juanita High School, graduating in 1980. In her youth, she had an active social and athletic life excelling in competitive figure skating and cheerleading. After high school, her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and she opened and operated a successful nail salon until she took over the family pins and patches business, Lannoye Emblems. It is during this time she met her husband Gil and moved to Ellensburg and had their son, Riley. Unfortunately, Gil left us too soon and she was tasked with raising their son as a single parent with much support from her family and friends. Riley would prove to be one of her proudest achievements. Along the way, she cultivated countless long-lasting meaningful friendships. She was a kind soul and had endless compassion and empathy for those around her, even as she was faced with her own challenges. She should be remembered for her acceptance of others and belief in forgiveness, as lasting ideals for all of us to live up to. Lorrie was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by her family, many friends, and the entire Woodinville community.
She is survived by her son Riley, her parents Larry and Susan, her brother Troy, and nephew Maximilian.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to Housing Solutions for Hope (HS4H) supporting the needs of patient families at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Housingsolutionsforhope.org
The family encourages you to share your fond memories and expressions of sympathy at www.CedarLawns-Washington.com.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the cul de sac of Lorrie’s neighborhood on Sunday, October 4th at 2 pm. If you are able to come, please bring a chair, beverages if you need them, and a mask as we will be following CDC guidelines and practicing social distancing.
- Housing Solutions for Hope
Celebration of Life
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Lorrie Jean Coleman
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October 5, 2020
Lorrie was a dear friend whom I grew up with in the skating world. In high school, my parents didn't trust me...there were a couple times Lorrie would come to sit for them while they were out of town. I think those were harrowing experiences for Lorrie, but she used to tell the stories and laugh as they became more like cherished memories of growing up. We grew up and became great friends over the years and have many favorite memories of fun events with her and her family. I love her and will forever miss her friendship, humor and laugh. I share tears and grief with her family and all who will miss her friendship.
October 4, 2020
I am saddened to hear about Lorrie. She was a wonderful, caring funny and beautiful friend.
We were close in our youth and I have many memories of her having us laugh for hours. She was the kind of friend who I could call at any time of my life and we picked it up like it was yesterday.
She had tremendous grace. I will always miss her.
My deepest sympathies,
Janet Seager (Lannoye)
October 3, 2020
My niece Lorrie was a beautiful, kind, generous, and caring person. She was also very funny and fun to be with. I'll always be grateful for the wonderful memories I have of Lorrie and her exuberant love of life and all its possibilities. One memory that comes to mind is Lorrie hosting several "crafting" days where we would meet to do various art projects, but mostly to eat, drink, talk, and laugh while decoupaging large rocks or some other goofy project. What I remember the most is the laughing part and just having fun being with Lorrie, and what a joyful spirit she had. My heart is broken because she left this earth way too soon and I miss her a lot.
Love from Aunt Janet 💔
Melissa Mersmann ( Arrington)
October 2, 2020
Dear Lannoye-Coleman Families, Sending much love and my deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Lorrie and I were Cheerleaders together at Juanita HS and graduated together in The Class of 80. Although we were separated from each other, with beautiful Lorrie residing on The West Coast, and myself on The East Coast, we were very much looking forward to finally reuniting at our 40 Year High School Reunion. Due to Covid everything was postponed. Needless to say, I am devastated that we were not able to reunite at this period in time. We will dance, cheer, laugh and reminisce together in our beautiful “ Boogie Wonderland” afterlife.....♥️.... Lorrie, I L♥️VE Y♥️U!! Always and forever......
October 2, 2020
Condolence's, strength, and prayers to Lorrie's beloved family and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Lannoye, know your daughter adored you as you did her. Troy, blessed to have a sister beautiful sister; inside and out. I also attended Juanita High School with Lorrie. The FIRST time I met Lorrie, it was with her UNFORGETTABLE, BEAUTIFUL, smile. Not fake or phony, but from her HEART. Riley, your mother was an AMAZING woman who loved you so deeply. Know that she and your Dad are so very proud to have raised you to the man you are today, and will continue that love from heaven. God , we all know you received a SPECIAL angel, Lorrie Coleman, who arrived to you - 1st Class.
September 28, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I write this..Lorrie was truly a unique and rare individual with many talents and gifts that she openly and generously shared with everyone and anyone who had the good fortune to cross her path. I have so many memories and favorite moments with Lorrie that although my heart aches for her it is full at the same time because of her! She was an amazing friend, loyal and devoted, and a true partner in crime when it came to full support of whatever hair-brained scheme I came up with. Her love for her family was the single most important thing that drove her world. She knew it, her friends knew it and her family treasured it. When I think about Lorrie I will think about those special moments we shared, all the quirky things she said and did, how she laughed at herself when she did something silly/stupid (that only Lorrie could do), how she would text me using voice to text and then right away call me and say “Sorry I didn’t mean to call you that it auto corrected!”, how excited she got when she found that perfect gift for someone ( thankfull I spoke “Lorrie” so it was just super funny), but more importantly I will remember what a wonderfully kind, compassionate and giving person she was. And I will remember how she made you feel by just being around her! That is a special gift that not many people have. And she did that so effortlessly! Her laugh was contagious and warming and I will miss that so very much. We are only given a small window of time on this earth and I feel very blessed and privedged that my window included Lorrie. I can’t wait to see her again in heaven. I may have to work to get there but she is already there pulling for me to “fly right” so we can laugh and smile and joke around again!
Every call, coalition meeting (private joke), text, and in person gathering ended with I LOVE YOU.....Thanks for all you did to make my life better... I LOVE YOU LORRIE! You are the sister I never had and I will miss you terribly.
September 28, 2020
Lorrie was an advocate for the underdog, a fiercely loyal friend, and my compadre for life. I will, as many others as well, miss her laughter, her encouragement and sparkling heart. Rest In Peace my forever friend.
Mary Louise Gemmill
September 27, 2020
I am so grateful that our last high school reunion in 2009, we spent quality time speaking together. You were always someone I respected and admired. We spoke authentically about the grief we had for those we lost and about how we worked through it. It's hard to find people that can share so authentically. You were always that kind of person. You were real, and that's what I loved most about you. We were able to laugh, cry, and pray in a thought-provoking exchange that I can remember vividly. Then, you shared with me your greatest joy, your son, and your hope for his bright future.
It is all so sudden and so unexpected, losing such a beautiful and wonderful soul so unexpectedly. However, I know that you are at peace with your husband, who you loved so deeply.
I pray for your family to know peace that surpasses all understanding.
Lorrie, you were loved, very much, by so many.
I am so grateful for your life on this earth.