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Celia Marie Coleman

November 15, 1934 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Celia Marie Williams was the 2nd daughter born to Walter and Olivia Williams on November 15, 1934 in Clarksville, Texas. Being taught at an early age that Jesus Christ is the way, Celia accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. Her formative years were spend in Clarksville where she attended school and graduated from Cheatam High School. In 1952 her cousin Brooksie brought her to live with her in San Diego, California. It was here that she met and fell in love with a tall, handsome young man by the name of R. J. Coleman in 1954. Six months later, in March 1955, the two became one. Celia and R. J. took their vows they made in front of God and witnesses “For richer and for poorer; for better or worse; in sickness and in health; as long as they both shall live” and for the next 66 years they did just that. This union was blessed with two handsome sons; Ronald James in 1962 and Ventice Lavoyd in 1965. Celia was a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Caney Johnson and later Rev. J. Linzie Whitmill. She served in many auxiliaries and did whatever she could until her health began to fail. She was a nurturer at heart and operated a daycare for many working families and their children for over 30 years. She was loved by everyone who was blessed to know her. Celia found great pleasure in being a wife to R. J., a mother to Ronald and Ventice and a grandmother and great grandmother to her grand & great grandchildren. When not cooking and nurturing , Celia loved to dress in her finest hats and outfits for church and special occasions. On Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021, as the sun rose in the east, God sent His angels to Las Flores Terrace in San Diego, CA to usher His child home. Surrounded by her loving family, Celia said “I’ll see you again”. Waiting to greet her into Heaven are her parents Olivia & Walter, her mother and father -in -law Zola and Ocie Coleman and many loved ones who’ve gone on before her. Left to think of her often and remember her always are her loving and devoted husband: R. J. Coleman; two sons: Ronald and Ventice Coleman; two beautiful daughters -in-love: Michele and Renee Coleman all of San Diego, CA; three sisters: Marjorie Parrish and Beverly Nelson of Clarksville, Texas; Pamela Clayton of Houston, Texas; one brother: Bruce Williams of Clarksville, Texas; seven grandchildren: Ronald James Coleman Jr (Paula), Vernon Coleman; Kristen Lewis, Jamie Lewis, Kiana Turner, Tatyana Coleman and Ventice Coleman Jr.; five great -grandchildren: Rider James Coleman, Reese James Coleman, Jaylen James Lewis, Amiyah Marie Ross and Michael Rhea Lewis; two special nieces: Janice Gabriel and Cynethia Dixon; special friend: Floyce Woods and other friends; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MEMORY CHAPEL OF ANDERSON-RAGSDALE MORTUARY
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 29, 2021

10:00 AM
MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
3045 GREELY AVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92113

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