The First Paragraph in my Obituary:
You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back, or you can see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you cannot see him, or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty, and turn your back, or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes and live on.
Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Marvis Lavelle Coleman, 77, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 18, 2022, in the First West Worship Center in West Monroe, LA, with Rev. Michael Wood, Dr. Mark Fenn and Dr. Woods Watson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum in West Monroe, LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.
Mr. Coleman was born on April 26, 1945, in Hodge, LA and passed away on September 15, 2022, at his residence in West Monroe, LA, with his family by his side. Mr. Coleman retired from Century Marketing Solutions with 34 years of service. He was a member of First West in West Monroe, LA, serving as a teacher in the Celebrations Senior Adult Life Group and was most recently honored as serving as an Honorary Deacon. Mr. Coleman is preceded in death by his parents, David Donald and Hazel Margaret Copeland Coleman; and his sister, Janet Coleman Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Beach Coleman; children, Teresa Powell and husband, Ronnie, and Cheryl Meade and husband, Bill; grandchildren, John Powell, Caleb Powell and wife, Kayla, Jacob DeVille and wife, Lillie, and Sydney Locke and husband, Jordan; great grandchildren, Meredith Powell, Ezra Powell, Judah Meade, and Sawyer Locke; brother, Shelton Coleman and wife, Sue; sister, Virginia McKinley; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Powell, John Powell, Caleb Powell, Jacob DeVille, Gerald Coleman, and Curtis Coleman.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Rastus Massey, Buddy Beach, Bud Dumas, Walter Beach, and Errol Moran.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First West Worship Center and Chapel Renovation Fund.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctors and staff of MD Anderson Cancer Institute and to Dr. David Osafo for their special care of Mr. Coleman.