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Obituary of James Clarence Coleman

Obituary: James Clarence Coleman
Times Picayune Newspaper, 7-22-2007

00179 Coleman - James 'Jim' Clarence Coleman passed away on the afternoon of Friday, July 20, 2007, due to complications following surgery. He was the son of the late James Mitchell Coleman and Nena Romero Dymond, and stepson of the late Alma Meyer Coleman. He was born in New Orleans on September 7, 1940 and was a long term resident of Metairie. He graduated from Alcee Fortier High School in 1957. Jim was a self-made entrepreneur. He owned and operated Foodways, Inc. on Causeway Blvd from the early 1970s through the late 1980s. He bought Mama's Place Bar in 1987 and put his heart into it for all of his days. He had a passion for horses and participated in shows with the Kenner Mounted Drill Team. He was an active member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ. His big heart and compassion for others will be greatly missed. He was an avid antique automobile collector; he won various awards and appeared in several movies with his cars. He is survived by his loving companion Peggy Gros; his daughters Deborah Coleman Schmidt, Stephanie Coleman, and Stacy Coleman; his granddaughters Megan Schmidt and Paige Coleman; his former spouse Fay Weller Coleman; his stepbrothers Steve Coleman, Kenny Coleman, George Norton, and Timothy Norton; and his stepsisters Ravan Coleman Lafitte, Barbara Norton Roussel,and Nancy Norton Forst. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in MetairieCemetery ) on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. Visitation on Monday from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Tuesday from 10:00 AMuntil service time. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to the Kidney Foundationof Louisiana, 8200 Hampson St., N.O.,LA 70118. To view and sign the guest bookplease go to
Times Picayune 7/22/2007

Family Historian's Note: James Clarence Coleman, son of James M. Coleman of Honduras and Nena R. Dymond, was a Great Grandson of William Forrest Coleman of Carrollton, Georgia and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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