James Coleman

September 25, 1938 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 81)


Mr. James Coleman of Millsboro, DE passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020.  He  Was 81 years old.  James was affectionately known as Lang.  He was born to Mr. Woodrow and Mellie S. Coleman on September 25th, 1938 in Eutaw Alabama and reared in Bessemer, Alabama. He was educated in the Jefferson County public school system and graduated from Wenonah High School; he later joined the United States Army and was honorably discharged. James Coleman was united in Holy Matrimony to Rosie L. Snead on September 16, 2000.  She preceded him in death on April 19, 2020.  He worked for Chrysler for quite a few years and retired from Star Cleaning Services.  He was a faithful and devoted member of Trinity Holiness Church in Frankford.  He loved his church and his church family.     In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his mother: Mrs. Mellie Coleman, Father Mr. Woodrow Coleman,   Sister Luvenia Brice, Brothers Nelson and Roosevelt Coleman.   Left to cherish his memories, are four step sons Raymond Snead of Millsboro, DE; Jimmy Snead (Sherri) of Millsboro, DE; Jeff Snead (Shell) of Laurel, DE; and Greg Snead of Salisbury, MD; a loving and devoted sister, Mrs. Nellie C. Sanders, Birmingham, AL, whom he loved dearly and spoke with every other day until he became ill. Nieces: Robbie C. Lewis, Birmingham, AL, Verna (Daniel) Corner, Birmingham, AL, Odessa (Charles) Cole, Greensboro, NC;  Carol J. Jones and Vernesssa J. Wallace of Lipscomb, AL. Jacqueline Brice, Wilmington, DE. Nephews include Odis Jones, Birmingham, AL, Larry (Betty) Jones, Fayetteville, NC,; Rufus Powell, Birmingham, AL, Richard Brice, Robert Brice both of Wilmington, DE, A very special Great Niece Narisha Jones, Lipscomb, AL and very special Great Nephews Darrell O’ Sanders (Tunja) Sanders, Birmingham, AL; James (Lannetta) Morgan; Harken Heights, TX. Cousins Mrs. Nellie L. Campbell, Boston MA, Mrs. Verlie Booker, Lipscomb, AL, Ms. Sarah Sanders, Ms. Janie Mae Davis, all of Bessemer, AL; Bernice Barnes, Eutaw, AL. and a host of  of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends    A private service will be held due to the coronavirus pandemic and State of Emergency.  He will be laid to rest at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.   Electronic condolences via



You never said I’m leaving

You never said Goodbye

You were gone before we knew it,

And no one knows quite why.


A million times I’ve needed you

A million times I’ve cried

If love alone could have saved you,

You never would have died.


In life I loved you dearly,

In death I love you still

In my heart I hold a place,

That only you can fill.


I Love you Uncle Lang

Rest in Peace until we meet again


Your Niece Robbie (Zelle)



I think of the things you used to say,

And all the things you would do.

At some point every single day.

My thoughts will turn to you.


To lose you was a bitter wrench,

The pain cut to the core.

I cried until my tears ran out

And then I cried some more.


This wouldn’t be your wish for me

That I’d be forever sad

So I try to remind myself

Of the Happy Times we had,


I know I can’t speak with you now

And you can’t speak with me.

But safe inside my heart you’ll stay,

That’s where you’ll always be.


I love and miss you Uncle Lang.

Rest in peace until we meet again


Your niece Carol




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