Rosie Lee Coleman

June 2, 1947 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 72)


Obituary of Rosie Lee Coleman  

Rosie Lee Coleman, of Millsboro, DE passed away in the care of Seasons Hospice in Newark, DE on April 19, 2020.  She was 72 years old.  Rosie was born on June 20, 1947 in Pungoteague, Virginia to the late Bernard Collins and Rosie Thomas.  Rosie was a devout Christian woman, whom her sons say “was church 24/7.”  She retired from Stockley Center and the Indian River School District.  She was devoted to her family and her interests included doing word puzzles.  Rosie was outgoing, spoke her mind, didn’t sugar coat anything and was pure “old school.”  She lived by right is right, and wrong is wrong. She was a member of Trinity Holiness Church in Frankford, DE.  

She is survived by her husband, James Coleman and four sons:  Raymond Snead of Millsboro; Jimmy Snead (Sherri) also of Millsboro; Jeff Snead (Shell) of Laurel; and Greg Snead, of Salisbury, MD.  Also surviving her are her five sisters: Dora Belle-Isler (Larry) of Frankford, DE; Loraine Burton (Brian) of Millsboro, DE; Beth Morris (Larry) of Dagsboro, DE; Sandra Hazzard of Georgetown, DE; and Amanda Purnell (Timothy) of Millsboro, DE.  Her seven brothers are: Clifton Bell (Ilene) of Bridgton, MO; Lawyer Hicks (Sally) of Frankford, DE; Barry Thomas (Towanda) of Ellendale, DE; Ronnie Thomas of Smyrna, DE; Rufus Thomas (Paula) of Seaford, DE; Ulysses Thomas (Kamille) of Fayetteville, NC; and Raymond Thomas, of Millsboro.  Her extended stepsister and stepbrother, Barbara Jean and Bernard Jr. of VA; two aunts: Mae Newsome of North Chesterfield, VA and Mary Belle of Pungoteague, VA, and one uncle Calvin Belle (Shirley) of Baltimore, MD.  She was preceded in death by her mother Rosie Thomas, father Bernard Collins, stepfather Jessie Thomas, brothers Orlando and Marvin Thomas, and one stepsister Margaret Ann Collins. Rosie also has ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins.  She also leaves many friends and her church family to love and cherish her memory.  

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the funeral service will be held private, with interment at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery.  A Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later time when the State of Emergency has lifted.  

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