Chris Coleman left this earth on April 8th at age 71 to enter his heavenly home. He died peacefully at home cradled in the arms of his beloved wife of 44 years, Roxanne Coleman. By God’s mercy he did not suffer.
He is predeceased by his parents, Melrose and Ernestine Coleman, brothers, David and Steven Coleman, of Oakland, CA, and his son, Kenneth Coleman.
He is survived by his brother, Charles Coleman (Janice); sister, Jackie Coleman, both of California; two sons, Corey Coleman of North Dakota and Christopher Coleman of Maryland; along with nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Chris spent six years as active-duty Army and 14 years as an Army husband traveling the world in support of his wife. As a civilian he specialized in loss prevention and private security. His favorite pastimes were playing video games, especially Virtual Reality, driving his motorcycle, waltzing in aisles of the grocery store with Roxanne, Bible study, and listening to the sermons of Pastor Tony Evans.
In 1999, Chris rededicated his life to his Lord Jesus Christ and became an active member of Shandon Baptist Church. When he was no longer able to attend church, he began at-home in-depth Bible study, even taking a few online courses through Dallas Theological Seminary. Using the latest technology (virtual reality) he traveled the world online presenting the gospel whenever possible. His love for the Lord has been a blessing to so many. Chris' favorite Bible parable was the story of Lazarus and the rich man. And most appropriate ... Luke 16:22 - "And the poor man died and the angels carried him to the bosom of Abraham."