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Ambrose Melvin Coleman

January 19, 1935 November 30, 2018
Ambrose Melvin Coleman
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Obituary for Ambrose Melvin Coleman

A memorial service for Ambrose M. “Pop” Coleman, age 83, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 11 o’clock in the morning Saturday, December 15, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville with Rev. Doug Wintermute officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Ambrose passed away November 30, 2018 in Tyler. Pop was born January 19, 1935 in Fields, LA to Cecil and Ila Edna Graft Coleman.
Pop worked for 26 years as an iron worker through Local 135, Texas City, TX. After his retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He loved his family, his Heavenly Father and dancing. Through the years, he worked in his trade and traveled with his bride, Gerri. They always found time and a place where they could dance.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife of 54 years, Elsie G. Coleman; a sister, Ruth Franks and brothers, Billy W. Coleman and Cecil C. Coleman.
He will be forever be remembered by his wife of 7 years, Frances Coleman of Jacksonville; son, Samuel Coleman of Chandler; daughter, Debra Watts and husband Paul of Troup; granddaughters, Samantha Coleman and husband Steven of Port Arthur, Misty Garrison and husband Steven of Troup; two stepchildren, Susan Jones and husband David of Jacksonville, Kelly Evans and wife Sharon of Elkhart. He is also survived by a sister, Sara E. Capello of AR; brothers, Jack R. Coleman and wife Shirline of AR and Phillip M. Coleman and wife Dianne of NJ; a grandson, A. Melvin Coleman and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.
A lunch will be given for the family at the church at 12 noon.


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Visitation

Saturday

15

Dec

10:00 AM 12/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

1023 SE Loop 456
Jacksonville, Texas, Texas 75766

First United Methodist Church
1023 SE Loop 456 Jacksonville, Texas 75766 Texas
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Dec

11:00 AM 12/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

1023 SE Loop 456
Jacksonville, Texas, Texas 75766

First United Methodist Church
1023 SE Loop 456 Jacksonville, Texas 75766 Texas
United States
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