Sharon Elaine Coleman was predeceased by her mother and father, Zephaniah Foster and Blossom Fagan. She is survived by her husband, James M. Coleman, and her three children, Desmond Francis, Sharonda Richards, and Nehemiah Richards. She was a devoted mother and kind friend/sister to many. Sharon had a strong love for her family and her cousins. She was extremely big on family. All she wanted was peace to manifest amongst her loved ones. Lorraine Johnson (Tenie) was her fashion partner, Nastacia Jackson (Wendy) was her foodie buddy, and Randolph Reid (Mickey) was like her son and played a role as the older brother to the children.
Sharon was born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies on July 31, 1968. She was the only child for her mother. At a young age, she migrated to the United States to start a better life. Upon arriving to the United States, Sharon worked as a mental health specialist for over 20+ years in New York, and Georgia. She was always dedicated to changing lives, wherever she went. Sharon left an impact on people by preaching the gospel and praying for them. Sharon was water baptized and born again in the 90’s at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, Apostolic in Queens, New York. Above all else, God came first in her life. As years went by, she became even stronger in Christ and was known as one of the strongest prayer warriors. Daily devotion, extended periods of fasting, and supplication of the Word of God was extremely important in her household. Sharon was ordained as a missionary at New Beginnings, Pentecostal Church on May 20, 2017 by Pastor Clara Pettigrew. Missionary Coleman served many roles in the church, which was led from the calling to serve for God. She preached sermons on Sundays that would move the entire congregation. Sharon was also in the process of obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Theology.
On September 29, 2012, Sharon got married to James M. Coleman in holy matrimony. Sharon and James spent 8 great years together. The couple took a trip to Liberia in June of 2018 to Mr. Coleman’s homeland of Africa in which she fell in love. Accompanying them on the trip, Nehemiah, also enjoyed traveling to another continent. When she got there, she gained nieces and nephews as well as brothers and sisters. Mannah Davis and Blama Davis were her heart. James and Sharon Coleman had many things in common and they truly had a great time together in love. September 29, 2020 would have been their 8-year anniversary. James M. Coleman misses and loves her very much.
Sharon was a very loving, happy person and was beautiful on the inside out. Her spirit was very compassionate. She had a smile that was contagious and would light up the entire room. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh out loud. Eating lots of food was one of her favorite things to do. Mangos were her go-to fruit. She loved curry goat. Sharon loved to sing and dance to her favorite gospel music. Her energy can be felt, and it was always welcoming and warm. Holidays ignited a spark in her that was unexplainable. Christmas was her favorite holiday. On Christmas, she would play sweet songs and decorate the house from top to bottom. Family time during Christmas was important to her because her greatest gift, was love.
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