Wayne Coleman

Wayne Coleman passed away at his home on December 10th with his wife and sister by his side.

He was born on March 1, 1942 in Columbus, MS.

Mr. Coleman was a long time resident of Saraland, AL and resided in Toxey, AL for the past 13 years. He was a deacon at Lusk Baptist Church, Toxey, AL.

He graduated from Vigor High School in 1962, and was an outstanding football, basketball, and baseball player for three years at Vigor High School. He was also high school 1962 All American Quarterback at Vigor. He also played softball for Southern Fastener for many years. He was an employee of Alabama Power Company Highline Crew for 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Allie Mae Coleman, and one brother Charles A. Coleman.

He was survived by his wife, and high school sweetheart, of 48 years, Betty T. Coleman. One son Jerry Wayne Coleman (Deanne) of Dothan, AL, two daughters, Shelly Bassett (John) of Mobile, AL., and Theresa Coleman (Dr. James Guarrera) of New York City. Three granddaughters, Kelsey and Ashton Coleman, and Maddie Bassett. One brother, Billy Coleman (Janice) of Citronelle, AL; and one sister Kay Dunnam (Terry) of Mobile, AL; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Lusk Baptist Church, Toxey, AL on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 2 P.M.

The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon Bibles in memory of Wayne.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Dr. Manning and her staff, and Jody, Josephine, Tammy, Matt and Bro. Mike of Southern Care Hospice Service for their love and professional care given to Mr. Coleman during his time of sickness.

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