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Jesse Eric Coleman Jr., 73, of New Kensington, PA passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 after he lost his battle with lung cancer. He was born July 25, 1945 to Jesse Sr. and Beatrice Elizabeth Coleman of Uniontown.
Jesse was a graduate of Allegheny High School, Pittsburgh, He worked his way up in various departments, retiring after 34 years as the Director of Materials and Stores from the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
He was a very active member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. He served as Pastor’s Steward on the Finance and Scholarship Committees, as an Usher, Chair and Co-Chair of Men’s Day, and as an Honorary Trustee among other things.
He was involved in his community through the NAACP (Executive Board and Treasurer), Mason’s (Past Master of Nazerene 60 FAM), NK Lion’s Club (Past President and Member). He read to Elementary students and packed lunch bags for weekend distribution. In his spare time, he enjoyed jazz, sports, reading, politics, TV and movies, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him! Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn P. Gaston Coleman; daughter, Michelle (George) Poole of NK; son, Jamal (Shelly) Coleman of Knox; 5 grandchildren, Jarrett Coleman Boxley (Fiance Alyssa Oddis) of Clarion, Gideon, Tuesday, Brody, and Leyton Coleman of Knox; mother, Beatrice (106 Years Old) and brother, David Coleman, both of Pittsburgh; sister, Teresa (Sharon Miyata) Clarke of Palmdale, CA; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse E. Coleman Sr.
Family and Friends will be received Thursday from 6-8PM and Friday from 2-4 PM and 6-8PM in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 11 AM at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1150 Asa W. Roberts Way (formerly 4th Ave.), New Kensington, officiated by Rev. Linda Moore of Bethel AME Church, and Rev. Dr. Mitchell Nickols of Bibleway Christian Fellowship. Interment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Harrison Township. In Lieu of Flowers, Please send memorial donations to Bethel AME Church, 250 Seventh and Western, Tarentum, PA 15084. A special thank you to Dr. Shashikala Sarma, Dr. John Lech, St. Margaret’s 3B Nurses Station, and Canterbury Place for their care and compassion.