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Mr. Don Durant Coleman, age 61, a native and resident of Jackson, was born April 8, 1960 to the parentage of the late Mr. Willie Lee Coleman and the late Mrs. Thelma Lee McKenzie Coleman. Mr. Coleman departed this life March 20, 2022 at Generations of Red Bay Nursing Home in Red Bay.
At an early age, and under the pastorate of the late Rev. E. L. Williams, Mr. Coleman united with Mount Olive No. 2 Baptist Church in Jackson. On Feb. 19, under the gentle guidance of his brother, Willie, Mr. Coleman reaffirmed his faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior while a patient at USA Health University Hospital in Mobile.
Educated in the Clarke County School System, his extracurricular activities included football. Prior to becoming disabled, “HUNDOE,” as he was lovingly called, was employed with Mobile Asphalt. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and listening to music. His favorite “back-in-the-day” artists were Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5.
He will forever be loved by three brothers, the Rev. Barry J. (Grace) Coleman and the Rev. Willie F. (Lee Helen) Coleman, both of Jackson, and Kendrick L. (Cynthia) James of Mobile; five sisters, Elizabeth Fay Coleman, his forever devoted sister and caregiver, Arlene (Willie) Thomas, Shannie Coleman, Cynthia (Greg) Jackson, Danita McConico and Renita (Thomas) Davis, all of Jackson; two aunts, Lillie James and Flora Nell McKenzie, both of Jackson; four uncles, William J. (Myrtis) Jordan, Dave McKenzie and Jerry Jordan, all of Jackson, and Raymond Houston of Los Angeles, Calif.; with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends; dear friends include the Rev. T. L. Douglas, Sheri Bumpers, and Lelia and Lorenzo Sanders.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson, with the Rev. Dr. T. L. Douglas, eulogist.
Facial masks are required at all observances and social distancing is recommended.
Services with sympathetic care and legendary professionalism have been entrusted to Andrews Funeral Home, 800 Depot Road, Jackson, AL.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.andrewsfuneralhomejackson.com and on Andrews Funeral Home Facebook page.