Lee Agnes Coleman, 71, of Goodland Avenue, South Bend, Indiana transitioned to eternal life on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Memorial Hospital. She was born October 15, 1946 to the union of NC Coleman Sr. and Rosie Mae (Powell) Coleman, in Thornton, Mississippi.
Lee Agnes made Jesus her choice at a very early age. Lee received her formal education by way of the Thornton, Mississippi School system and when the family moved to South Bend, Indiana, she was a youngster and continued her education through the South Bend Community School Corporation; graduating in 1965 from James Whitcomb Riley High School. During high school, Lee, was active in various in-school activities where she was able to display her bubbly personality and use her organizational skills; she was an asset to any committee. In the neighborhood, she was a member of a girl group called the “LaVettes.” They sponsored dances and other projects that involved teenagers and having good, clean fun.
Lee enjoyed employment with a few places, starting with Broadway Christian Parish Daycare Center as a Teacher’s Assistant. They all remember “Miss Lee.” She retired from St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after more than 25 years of service as a Unit Secretary. She always wanted to help someone. Besides spending time with her family and friends, in her leisure time Lee liked to play cards, especially Bid Whist! Running a Boston was her specialty; shopping; watching television; and good food. She was quite the cook in her own right.
Her love for the Lord led her to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she held offices like Church Clerk and Choir Secretary. The became the “lady with the candy” to the children. She always had some kind of treat for them. She spoiled them as much as she could. At the time of her transition, she was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she worked faithfully until her health began to fail.
She is survived by five brothers: NC Coleman Jr., of South Bend, Indiana, Eric Alex James (Robin) Redmon of Flint, Michigan, Cedric Coleman of Memphis, Tennessee, Eddie Archer of Detroit, Michigan and Freddie Archer of Mississippi; three sisters: Bettie L. Redmon of South Bend; Mattie Orr and Keshia Coleman, both of Memphis, Tennessee; a goddaughter, Cary Williams of South Bend; a special sister, Christine Chaney; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Lee was preceded in death by her mother, Rosie Mae Redmon; stepfather, Alex Redmon; father, NC Coleman Sr.; a sister, Dorothy Price; and a brother, Sylvester Redmon; grandparents: David L. Sr. and Mary Bell Simmons; along with other relatives.
A Home-Going Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1533 W. Ewing Avenue, South Bend. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.