November 10, 1962 – July 27, 2020
James Steve Coleman, 57, of Highland Springs and formerly Wytheville, Virginia, passed suddenly while treasure hunting in Richmond, Virginia, on July 27, 2020. Steve leaves behind family and friends who continue to carry his memory and love in their hearts.
Steve is preceded in death by his parents, Bobby Coleman and Jeanine Coleman, his grandmother, Bessie Arnold; and his loving sisters, Vickie Tipton and Lori Coleman.
He is survived by the ones for whom his life was devoted, his nine grandchildren he loved above all others: Ashley Fiffick, Caiden Meadowcroft, Jaylin Fiffick, Preston Meadowcroft, Drew Meadowcroft, Summer Meadowcroft, Aria Willsey, Rya Blue, and Amelie Willsey; his children: James “Stevie Jr” Willsey, Jackie Meadowcroft, and Cori Coleman; his former spouse, Cindi Hall; his other children, Amber Fiffick, Rob Blue, Morgan Willsey, Chris Meadowcroft, Jenna Dare, Karen Clark, Megan Kestner, and the McCutcheon Crew; his nephews, Jason Fiffick and Rusty Tipton; his niece, Peyton Coleman; and countless friends whose lives he touched.
Steve is most known for his stories which he loved to tell, and repeat often—ya know what I’m sayin’? He lives on through these stories, and through the many, many people who have known him and love him still.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Park.
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August 16, 2020
I met Steve back in high school, 38 years ago: the genesis of many 'long' short stories. The crazy things we did on the way to a concert, the beach or getting the van stuck knee-deep in mud at 2am. Jeanine would always pull me aside and tell me to keep an eye on Steve and not do anything stupid. lol. We had a lot of good times together and helped each other through the tough ones over the years. Even since the beginning, I felt like part of Steve's family.
Steve wasn't just my best friend, he was like a brother to me. I am going to miss him deeply. I was really happy to see everyone on Friday. Just want you to know (because I never say it enough) I love you and you're in my thoughts every single day.
August 14, 2020
Today you are being laid to rest. Thank you for so many wonderful memories and always being there for our daughter! I know your arms will be wrapped around her and our beautiful grandchildren as they have to have one of the most hardest days of their lives. I know you are surrounded by so many in heaven and I’m sure my daddy saw you coming and said “Coleman what are you doing here?” Lol..We as a family will make sure your memory lives forever mustang man!But to make this long story short we miss you, love you, but we know you are at peace and we all will see you soon!
August 9, 2020
rest in peace to one of really good guys he shall be missed
August 2, 2020
Well Steve you are going to be missed I have a lot of memory with you we went to school together I remember one day we was mad at each and I told you I want to fight you and I was coming to get you on the bus and you decided to walk home so I didn’t get in a fight on the bus but I also remember the good old days riding bicycles together I wish I had a nickel for every mile we rode I would be so rich we use to have a lot of fun together we just grew out of touch and I am sorry for that but I will always remember the good old day god bless you rip luv you my nrother
August 1, 2020
Know what I'm sayin', wish I had a nickel for every time I heard that. We had such great childhood memories. You were never Steve to me, you were always & forever will be Stevie, my city cousin. You taught me the lyrics to songs that hadn’t made their way to the mountains yet so when they came out I could sing along and all my friends were amazed. We talked just a few short months ago & reminisced about the times you visited the mountains & the times I visited you in the city. Also about your & Larry's shenanigans. Crazy times! We talked about how short this life is but I never dreamed that would be our last goodbye. I will always smile when I think of you. Remember the time?....... Our talks always ended with love you so for one last time: love you Stevie!
My heartfelt condolences to the ones that loved him most. He was truly one of a kind!
August 1, 2020
My greatest and treasured memories with Stevie was when I went into labor With my first child, Little Larry myself and Stevie were off to the hospital. Every thing was going well , I had a hard labor pain and yelled out" Stevie being the comic that he we he jumped up and stated your ok it just pooted, Well with that I laughed so hard all labor stoped and the baby wasn't born for two more day's. Great Memories of just growing up and I can't leave out the fact Stevie took me to my first AC/DC CONCERT . Loved you as my brother , You will forever live in my memories , This isent good by its see you later.
August 1, 2020
Steve said this every time he told me a story....” To make a long story short”...RIP Steve