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Louise Susie (Smith) Coleman

November 25, 1935 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

The service for Mrs. Coleman will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.

Louise Smith Coleman was born on November 25, 1935 in Durham, North Carolina to Mary Elizabeth and James Smith.  She was married to Hubert Hughes Coleman who preceded her in death (1992).  Louise Smith Coleman transitioned into eternal rest at Southeast Health Care System Hospital in Brunswick, GA surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Affectionately known as Nana to all, she had a loving heart that was the course of encouragement, guidance, and joy to her family and everyone she encountered.  She resided in North Carolina, New Jersey, Florida and Georgia.  Upon moving to Brunswick, Georgia in 1983, her husband’s hometown, she joined and was a faithful member of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.  She loved the Lord.  At home, you would frequently hear gospel music playing.  Her work career included Jekyll Island State Authority where she retired as Museum Supervisor on December 31, 1999.  Nana was a social butterfly and simply loved everyone.  Her beautiful smil warmed up the room and she made everyone feel welcome.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was “the life of the party.”  She was caring and loving and regularly visited the sick at their home and nursing facility, taking food and personal items.  She volunteered her time at the hospital,and was featured in the local newspaper for her work.  She simply wanted to help and cheer up others. 

 Her family was important to her and she made herself available.  She instilled in her children to be hard workers, kind, helpful and respectful.  She never missed, and was always in attendance for every family reunion, annual vacation, graduation, wedding, baby shower, and birthday celebration.  Louise loved life to the fullest.  Her favorite hobby was traveling, having the opportunity to see the world.  She also had great culinary skills and enjoyed cooking and making special dishes and desserts.  Our family tradition is “Thanksgiving at Nana’s” – an occasion that spans for over 30 years.  Above all, her heart was her children and grandchildren.

 Louise leaves to cherish her memory, four children:  Anthony Smith (Regina) of Shiloh, IL, Mary Smith of Durham, NC, Hope Dexter of Lake Worth, FL and Hubert Coleman (Deborah) of Brunswick, GA; stepdaughter, Carrie Wilson of Detroit, MI; one brother, John W. “Bo” Smith of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Shalonda Williams Takita Seymour, Anthony Smith II, Sheri Thomas, Hubert Coleman II, Roderick Rogers, Yvonne Coleman, Roderica Smith, Anthony Coleman, Albert Thomas, Jr. and April Algee; great grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and many more great friends.

 

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
January 6, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

Visitation
Friday
January 7, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

Funeral Service
Friday
January 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

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