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Whalen & Ball Funeral Home

168 Park Ave, Yonkers, NY

OBITUARY

Boyce Scoop Coleman

August 27, 1971September 7, 2014

Boyce Coleman, 43, of Yonkers, New York died heroically on Sunday, September 7, 2014 as he saved the life of another. Boyce (Scoop) Coleman was born in Yonkers, NY on August 27, 1971. He was known for his bigger than life personality, tremendous generosity, and warm heart. Family and friends alike were blessed many times over by his giving spirit. Scoop adored his two daughters, spending quality time with his family and friends, sports, cooking, and indulging in the finer luxuries of life. On the day that he surrendered his life to save another, he truly demonstrated the characteristics that made him who he was. He was a living example of the bible scripture that reads: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13 NIV) He will sincerely be missed but his infectious smile, genuine kindness, love and laughter will live in the hearts of all those he touched. He is survived by his mother Anna McGee (John), Fayetteville, NC; father Louis Jordan, Yonkers, NY; two daughters, Tiara Coleman, Nashville, TN, Taylor Coleman, (Shantel) Yonkers, NY, brothers, Michael Coleman (Missy), Fayetteville, NC, Romeo Miller, Yonkers, NY; sisters Latoya Hendricks (Ondre), Waterbury, CT; Tammy Coleman, Fayetteville, NC; Grandmother; Victoria Gonzales; Jacksonville, FL; nieces Tiffany Coleman, Waterbury CT, Kortnie, Cheyenne and Kayla Coleman, Fayetteville, NC; nephews Ondre and Jordan Hendricks, Waterbury, CT; Vincent Coleman, Atlanta GA, Michael (Man-Man) Coleman, Yonkers New York, great nephew Shawn Coleman, Lancaster, CA, great nieces Jada and Kennadi Coleman, Savanah GA; Tristan Walker, Fayetteville, NC and a multitude of uncles, aunts, and cousins. He is preceded in death by Boyce Coleman, Senior Funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Golden Sword International Fellowship Church located at 10 Tanglewylde Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708; presiding Bishop Derek G Owens. Pastor Hazel Perry will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:00pm on September 14, 2014, at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home located at 168 Park Ave, Yonkers NY. Burial will follow the funeral. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Whalen & Ball Funeral Home.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 15, 2014

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Commital Service

Memories

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Darrell Johnson

October 29, 2018

Scoop was the strongest guy around we would workout together people would stare we got
So kool over a short amount of time
Cuz we had a lot in common we spoke bout linking up............. well big brother guess I see u on the other side!!! Utmost love
Chi-Town finest
DEE

Deirdre Tuthill

October 6, 2015

U will always be my scoop st.FAM n hero.

Tanya Green

September 30, 2014

May you Rest In Peace "Scoop" A True Hero...

My Love is Eternal

September 29, 2014

To know you is to love you, to love you is to want you, to want you is to need you. You were loved, wanted and needed, Rest In Peace...True Soldier.

Damon Gidney

September 21, 2014

U r my guardian angel cousy! I know u will continue 2 watch over me. Love and miss u!

Roxanne Wallace

September 16, 2014

My prayers are with ALL OF THE FAMILY I LOVE YOU scoop RIP MY ANGLE AKA (POOPIE)

Asif Syed

September 16, 2014

We at The Fresh Diet could not ask for a better team member! Truly caring and always going above and beyond the call of duty. Boyce will be dearly missed.

Our condolences go to the Coleman family.

Syed Hussain

September 16, 2014

Words can never live up to the greatness of a person or fully describe how they have touched our lives. The most we can hope to do is share our experiences of that person with eachother in an effort to build a legacy and keep the memory alive. Scoop was extremely hard working from the very first day he was with our company. His work ethic earned my respect. His nature earned my friendship. For some of us at the job who have been with the company for years, we had formed a bond; a brotherhood. Scoop was definitely part of that crew and it has always been a very small circle of trust. He never told a lie, no matter how bad the truth would be. He knew the value of honesty and the honor in it. We spent many nights talking about everything from sports to children. He would often joke about how I would be vacationing in some foreign country while he was vacationing in North Carolina. His way of making me feel special. That was part of his charm, making people feel good about themselves and their lives. Many of us who knew him also know that he would often curse us out endearingly. His way of making us feel special as well. He had a worldly knowledge and he was extremely intelligent. He could cross genres, race and class in the blink of an eye. Many of us at work will miss his presence. All of us are proud to have known him. We will celebrate the time we had with him. They certainly were good. I thank you Scoop, for your friendship, your loyalty and the laughs we shared. I will forever have an empty space on my desk now. The space where you used to keep your motorcycle helmet, letting us know you were around. The helmet may be gone, but your memory never will. It's up to us to keep it alive. It's our responsibility to honor your legacy.

Elaine Britt

September 15, 2014

My prayers and condolences goes out to the Coleman family & all the friends who knew and loved Scoop. Today I attended the most beautiful home going service for a Special Hero Mr. Boyce Coleman known as Scoop I had the pleasure of meeting him in Georgia by my son Jai who spoke highly of his friend/brother, there and in Pennsylvania they formed a bond that was very special, sincere and strongly important to my son. Unfortunately my son wasn't able to attend the services so I showed up with my daughter n law who did know Scoop personally to pay our respect and to stand in the gap and represent for Jai. From all the people that showed up I can tell to know him was to love him. The comments that were expressed reiterated what my son said and felt about his buddy. Scoop was there for Jai and I thank God for putting him in his life. He got my son a job when he really needed it and was a true friend. When I heard the preacher today speak about how God works and makes no mistakes I realized that although he lost his life saving another was not in vain especially when I saw how many people accepted Jesus Christ as there Lord and Savior after the services shows me how God used him up until the end. So yes today we mourn the loss of a great man, but knowing that he had given his life to Christ Jesus and my son being saved and born again I trust that they will meet again in eternity so Mr. Boyce (Scoop) Coleman Jai sends his heartfelt sympathy to your family and wants you to know he loves you and will miss you thanks you again for all you've done for me and countless others in your lifetime much love and respect always from Jai.

Natay

September 15, 2014

To The Friends and Family of Boyce, May the God of Abundant Grace and Mercy grant you Peace in this time of mourning. I may not know you all or have know Boyce personally however, just know that my prayers are with you.

FROM THE FAMILY

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