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Jean Coleman


ean Adair Coleman, 92 of Largo Florida, passed away on Wednesday August 2nd 2017, at Oak Manor. She was born on June 23, 1925 in Anstesd W.Va.

Jean worked as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone in Charleston W. Va., before becoming the wife of Charles Coleman and a mother of their five loving children.

Jean loved her Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and all of her extended family with all her heart and was beloved by all in return.

Jean and her husband Charles (Chuck) enjoyed many years together Square dancing and traveling. She especially liked family beach time, cookouts by the pool and had a naturally green thumb.

Jean was very generous, fun loving, nurturing, kind, mischievous and a wonderful cook.

She was warm hearted with eyes that sparkled and had a million dollar smile with which she shared her joy for life.

Jean is survived by her Husband Charles Coleman, daughters Martha Fenner, Jil Delaney, Kim Coleman, sons John Coleman, Chuck Coleman, 13 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Jean and Chuck recently Celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary in April of 2017.

There will be a private family service and a Celebration of Life event in the future. Internment will be at Bay Pines Cemetery.

The Coleman family has asked that in lieu of flowers for memorial donations to be made to Suncoast Hospice.


Friends and family are invited to share a memory and sign her guestbook below.


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  • Rosemary Russo-Wells says:

    My heart felt condolences for your loss. Losing a parent as wonderful as your mom leaves a void like no other. Although there are no words to lesson your grief and heartache, just know time will help ease your sorrow. You have so many amazing memories to carry with you. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen your mom, but I remember her as a loving, caring sweet lady, who loved her family dearly.

  • Meeting Chuck and his family has been such a blessing. They are wonderful people who really care about one another. Chuck you and Jean have raised and nurtured quite a family.

  • Michael, Carol and William Holmes says:

    Please accept our Condolences, we know what a Wonderful Woman and Mother Jean was. I can still hear her laugh and she had such a wonderful laugh ! We wish William could have known what a wonderful lady she was. There always seems to be more time to do things. Please let everyone know, we are sending our Love!

  • Carol Kolar says:

    My mom was Charlie’s sister and we so loved Charlie and Jean. They were always a center of fun, a lot generated by Jean’s mischievous ways. My memories of her are full of smiles and good times and a “Let’s do it” attitude. When I look back, I think of the happy anticipation when they returned to Ansted (where both were born) to visit. It was a high point of many summers. Visiting them and their family (my cousins) in Florida was a magical thing to me, growing up in the mountains. No matter the numbers and the chaos, Aunt Jean was there smiling and turning out big meals effortlessly. She was as beautiful inside as she was outside. I will miss her company here on Earth. There is a slice of each of us that belongs to her.

  • Bob Young says:

    To the Coleman Family…..

    It is with a heavy heart I send my sincere condolences to each of you and your family as a whole. I feel so fortunate to have been able to be in a small way connected to your wife/mom. In my eyes she was the embodiment of all the characteristics that make for a wonderful person and life. How blessed you all are to have had her for 92+ years!
    I know all too well there are no words I can say to each of you during this time to ease your loss, but please know all of you are in my thoughts during this most difficult of times.
    I shall treasure my memories of Jean. She had such a “joie de vivre”
    about her. A mischievous smile and warm heart.
    I only hope when your grief wanes, you each are able to access all those lifetime of experiences and memories of her.
    Celebrate her life, her love and her smile.
    I know this, I’m certainly better for having had her in my life.
    She was special.

    My warmest regards to each of you……

    Bob Young

  • Gayle Coleman says:

    My father, Nathan Mefford “Ford” Coleman, Jr., and Charles Mason “Chuck” Coleman were brothers. When I nine years old, my family went to beautiful Clearwater to visit Mason and Jean and Martha and Johnny. It changed my life. I declared at that time that I vwas going to have my babies there. And I did! It was twenty years later, and my wonderful aunt and uncle became like another father and mother for the nearly twenty years that I got to stay in Florida. When we didn’t get yo go home to North Carolina for a holiday, we were invited to be with their now much larger family. It meant so much to me and the special celebrations, especially the picnics in the wonderful parks will always be cherished memories for me. Aunt Jean was a lovely, sharing and caring true lady and I loved her dearly. Gayle Coleman