Died: Thu., Jun. 6, 2019


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jun. 15, 2019
Location: Light of the World Christian Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 15, 2019
Location: Light of the World Christian Church

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Dorothy Mae (Bradshaw) Coleman-Lewis was born on April 3, 1948, to the Reverend Aaron and Lois Bradshaw, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the youngest of four children and the only daughter of their union.

Dorothy matriculated through Indianapolis public schools and was a proud Shortridge High School “Blue Devil”. Dorothy always valued education and was a very intelligent student. She proudly graduated a year early with the Shortridge High School Class of 1965.  Dorothy attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and the Indiana College of Business and Technology, Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 1968, the Reverend R. H. Peoples, united Dorothy and  Edgar R. Coleman in Holy Matrimony and to this union was born their daughter, Yvette Michelle. Edgar preceded her in death.  Later, Dorothy was united in marriage to Roosevelt Lewis and to this union was born their son, Andre’ Lamont. Dorothy loved her children unconditionally and they loved her with their whole hearts.  She was their first teacher and best friend here on earth. She  always reminded them to love God first and trust in the Word of God, always.

Dorothy confessed Christ at an early age.  She was a fifty plus year member of    Second Christian/Light of the World Christian Church.  She was a member of the Second Coming Choir, and the Youth Ministry as it was led by then “Tom” Benjamin, who would later become Bishop T. Garrott Benjamin, Jr.  Dorothy was one of the “Kenwood Kids” that had the privilege of being led and taught by both, Rev. R.H. Peoples and “Dr. B.” Dorothy loved the Lord, her church and her Bishop. Moreover she loved the Word of God. Her favorite scriptures were Philippians 4:13 and II Corinthians 5:1-5.

Dorothy was employed by the State of Indiana, ASGCI, EDS, and HP.  During her tenure with each employer, she developed and maintained several life-long relationships. Her sense of humor and warm spirit caused others to gravitate to her. Dorothy retired on October 31, 2012, from HP with over 30 years of service within the Indiana Medicaid Program. She enjoyed her retirement as she spent time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Dorothy loved her family!  She was very wise, discerning, resourceful, and  loyal.  There was nothing that she would not do for her family. To her grandchildren, she was EVERYTHING!  She taught them to love the Lord, do your best in school and leave your mark on this world by being amazing, kind and loving.  She was not just this way with her grandchildren, but also with her nieces, nephews, and younger cousins. Dorothy was a secret-keeper, a sounding board, and a source of sage advice. She was a giver that had a heart of gold.   

Dorothy departed this life and entered into eternal life on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 2:46 p.m. surrounded by her loving daughter and family.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Aaron and Lois (Hill) Bradshaw; her husband, Edgar R. Coleman; her son, Andre Lamont Lewis, and brothers, Odell and Arnell Bradshaw.

 She leaves to love and cherish her beautiful memory forever, one daughter, Rev. Yvette M. Coleman-Foreste; four grandchildren, Justin and Lauryn Foreste and Aaron and Airika Lewis; one special daughter, Marie Coleman; one brother, Charles E. Bradshaw; one “sister-in-love”, Katherine “Louise” Bradshaw, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins,  friends and her beloved Light of the World church family.


Humbly Submitted...................................The Family


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