Billy Donald Coleman
Billy Donald Coleman passed away peacefully at his home on Friday April 11. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Billy was born in Detroit, Tx., on April 26, 1929, the son of John Coleman and Bupha (Wilson) Coleman. He worked at Weingartens Grocery for 30 years as assistant manager at the East Town and Northway Shopping centers. He then retired from Danny’s Food Center in West Orange. He was a member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. He was a deacon and in the past had served as Sunday School Superindent. His greatest joy was when his two great grandsons would come to see their PawPaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Olive Epps, and Bernice Gibson; and two brothers, Edwin and Paul Coleman.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie Ringer Coleman; two sons Ronnie (Kellie) Coleman of Denwiddie, VA., and Ricky (Sharon) Coleman of Bridge City; four grandsons, Brent Coleman, Derrick Coleman, Michael Coleman, and Garth Bowler; one granddaughter, Chelsea Coleman; two great grandsons, Carter Coleman and Canaan Moseley; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Coleman of Detroit.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brent Coleman, Derrick Coleman, Michael Coleman, Garth Bowler, Roger McKinney, and John LeJeune.