OBITUARY

Shirley Coleman

December 7, 1949January 10, 2021
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Jesus called her by name and then He came and took her by her hand and took her to the promise land called Heaven. Shirley Coleman, age 71, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born on December 7, 1949 in Sikeston, MO. to the late Clyde and Geraldine Salyer Ford. Shirley was a member of First Baptist Church of Canalou. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and she worked as an elementary school counselor at Kelly Public School for twenty years before retiring. One of her passions in life was writing, she was a published author of the book “You Can’t Go Back”. On April 12, 1965 in Sikeston, MO. she married Dewayne Coleman, who survives of the home in Sikeston, MO. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Tony (Penny) Coleman of Millersville, MO. and Michael (Tammy) Coleman of Vanduser, MO.; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Amy (Tony) Blaylock of Sikeston, MO. and Charity (Matt) VanAmburg of Farmington, MO.; one brother, Dan Ford of Sikeston, MO.; three sisters, Wanda Dirickson, Linda Dover and Carolyn Bourcier; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one grandson; six brothers and one sister. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, MO. where funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Bro. Dewayne Coleman and Bro. Mike Cartwright, officiating. Burial will follow at Blodgett City Cemetery in Blodgett, MO.

Online condolences may be sent to: www.nunneleefuneralchapel.com

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Mary Farmer

January 14, 2021

So sorry about Shirley. She was such a giving person. She never met a stranger. She will be sorely missed.🙏🙏🙏

Sarah Hughes

January 14, 2021

Bro. Dewayne, Garland and I are so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a wonderful Christian woman and we will miss her but we have the hope of being with her again one day. We will be unable to be there today but you and your family are in our prayers.

Donna Evans

January 13, 2021

Ms. Shirley and Dewayne have been such good friends to Terry and I. Through good times and the bad, they were always there for us. I always got so tickled when Dewayne and Terry would start down their path of trouble making and she would say “Ok, Dewayne, you can’t play with Terry anymore”. Beautiful, lovely lady. She will be missed.

Kristy Howell (Pulling)

January 12, 2021

Mrs. Coleman was our school counselor at Risco for several years. She was always so helpful and kind. She truly wanted the best for us. If we ever went into her office asking to change a class she would sit us down and talk about it and by the time we were done we kept the class and added another. 🤣🤣 She always made us feel like we could do anything. And we all knew she truly meant it. She talked about her family and you could just see her light up. I am sorry I didn't get to keep in touch with her after high school. She will truly be missed. 🙏🙏

Layne Collier

January 12, 2021

I remember the time I spent with Shirley in elementary school as a student in her guidance class. It’s like it was yesterday that I was pulling candy out of her magic hat on my first day of kindergarten at Kelly. She was such an influence to the students she taught as well as the people she knew personally. Although I am greatly saddened that she is no longer with us, it brings me joy to know that she is home with the Lord.

Emma Scudder

January 12, 2021

I remember her as a guidence counclor is school. But she went further than that. Even after she retired. I ran into her with my mom one day in Aldi’s and she was telling us about how she still had people come visit her. She said that former students would come drink coffee or tea in her front yard, and they would talk about whatever was on their mind. I was young, probably about 9 or 10 the last time I saw her, and I will never forget her smile or her soft voice.

Elaine McClung

January 12, 2021

I knew Shirley and her mom and dad and siblings when we were children growing up at Miner. We had some good times and then we went to school together. I worked at the high school here and she was counselor at Kelly school. I would see her when we were at lunch on Sundays at China buffet and talk and laugh about our memories. I knew she loved the Lord and she was always smiling. She was so beautiful inside and out. Will miss seeing her. Thankful that she was in my life! Will see her again one sweet day in Heaven!

Jeannette Meredith Smith

January 12, 2021

My memories with Shirley go way back to sitting next to each other in concert choir. We laughed and joked and occasionally, sang. About 15 years ago we picked up that friendship and have shared many joys, heartaches, prayers, blessings and laughter, always laughter. Shirley was a precious soul who brought joy to many and honor to who her Lord Jesus. Brother Dick and I will not be able to attend the services, but Dwayne, when the COVID scare is over, we will hug your neck and remember together the glorious times with Shirley.
Jeannette and Dick Smith












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Kylie McBride

January 12, 2021

I had Mrs. Coleman as a guidance counselor when I was in elementary school. She brought happiness to us kids every single day ❤️ She’s one of the kindest most loving person I will ever meet. One of my favorite memories of her is when she had a little bag full of cotton balls, but if you were good she would turn it into candy. I still wish I knew how she did that 😂❤️ But Rest In Peace Mrs. Coleman we will miss you very much so ❤️

Kay Knight

January 12, 2021

Shirley and her family and my family go way back! My daughter Traci Davis Bollinger and my son Johnny Davis shared many memories with them for years! I am so sorry I just found out about my friend’s passing! I have been battling cancer and don’t go anywhere! I love you Dewayne and your kids! Sorry I won’t be able to be there! My heart is breaking right now! May God Bless you and the kids! Love always!

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