Mrs. Mary Ann Coleman transitioned to her Heavenly home on August 28, 2021. In Florence, South Carolina, after a brief illness.
She was born to the late Thomas Page and Mary McNeil Williams on July 10, 1953, in Dillon County. After being educated in the public schools of Dillon County, she received her high school diploma in 1974. Mary Ann wO!ked for many years as a supervisor at AVM Industries in Mullins, South Carolina. After leaving A VM industries, she devoted her life to being a caretaker for several individuals in her community. She loved being of service to others, and was always willing to help others in need. Her beautiful smile and humorous ways could brighten up the saddest day, and she was well-loved by her family and community. When she was not caring for others, Mary Ann enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, and using her beautiful voice to praise God and uplift others. Singing was truly one of her passions, and her voice resonated with many as she used her talent to express her love for God. Her presence will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Mary Ann accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Little Ml. Zion Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a member of the Inspirational Choir and director of the youth choir. While maintaining her duties at her home church, she also served alongside her husband at Union AME church, fulfilling missionary duties as needed. She was a true believer in Christ and was always willing to aid her church family in any way possible.
Mary Ann was united in holy matrimony to Samuel Nathaniel Coleman in 1974. The two shared forty-seven years of marriage until her unfortunate passing. Along with her husband Samuel, Mary Ann is survived by five children: Steve (Rebecca) Page of Lake View, South Carolina, Jelesa Roberts of the home, Marcus Coleman, Eric Coleman, and Timothy Coleman, all of Columbia, South Carolina, and Jamaa (Leanne) Coleman, of Elgin, South Carolina; three siblings: Dora Page, Ida McNeil, and Jerry McNeil. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren: Alexis, Ariana, DeAndre, DeShana, As’lee, Adler, Ashante, Kayla, Steven Jr., Karah, Christen, Micah, Kristlin, McKinley, and Sherelle; four sisters-in-law, Loretta, Dianne, Pecolia and Thalia; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In the words of the family, “You were the perfect mother, awesome wife, faithful friend, and caretaker to many. You exemplified everything that it meant to be a mirror image of a child of God. Well done momma. We love you but God loves you best.
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