Delia “ Marie” Coleman, 83, of Athens, departed this life on Monday evening, June 2, 2014, at her residence.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was a member of Valley View Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, camping and cooking. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Beatrice Hensley King; and brothers, Benjamin Jr. and David King.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James L. Coleman of Athens; sons: Douglas Coleman and wife, Alice, of Decatur, Stephen C. Coleman and wife, Lisa, of Athens; daughter, Kimberly Coleman Harris and husband, Russell, of Tellico Plains; grandchildren: Amber Cate; Eliza Pillion; Michael Coleman, Ezra Coleman and Elissa Coleman; Kolby Harris and Peyton Harris; great-grandchildren: Brandon Burnett, Brylen Coleman, Brady Burnett, Riley Cate, Alexis Pillion, Alaina Coleman, Ella Pillion, and Emyln Coleman; sisters: Mary R. Jones of Etowah and Nellie S. Vaughn of Chattanooga; and a brother, Franklin D. King of Englewood.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah with the Revs. Gennis Best and Hoyt Melton officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, from Cambria Cemetery with Michael Coleman, Ezra Coleman, Brent Cate, Kolby Harris, Peyton Harris, and Chris Nunley serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Coleman family guestbook and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com.