HELEN THREASA PRICE COLEMAN

Died: Sun., May 17, 2020


Visitation

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., May 26, 2020
Location: Stuart Chapel - Drive Through


Private Services

12:00 PM Tue., May 26, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


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Helen “Threasa” Price Coleman was born on May 22, 1928, to Forrest D. and Lillie Ann (Clay) Price in Piedmont, West Virginia.  She was the second youngest of 10 children born from that union.
 
Threasa accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Piedmont.  There she grew in her faith and developed a passion for singing hymns.  She received her formal education in West Virginia where she graduated from Howard High School and attended both Potomac State College and West Virginia Wesleyan University.  She received training as a Major Surgery Technician at St. John’s Hospital in Yonkers, New York.  She was also a certified Emergency Medical Technician.  Threasa moved to Indianapolis, Indiana with family in 1977. She was employed by St. Vincent Hospital where she retired as a Minor Surgery Technician after 18 years of service.  She was also a teacher’s aide for special needs, pre-school and kindergarten children at multiple schools in the Indianapolis area.
 
Threasa loved the Lord and her church and was a bold witness for Jesus Christ.  Affectionately known as “Nana,” her generous and caring spirit were embraced by many.  Her Christian life was as beautiful as the flowers that she loved so well, and her godly influence lives on through those who knew her.  Threasa dedicated 34 years of faithful service as a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she was active in many ministries over time, including the Diaconate Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Bereavement Ministry, WOW Ministry, the Ruby A. Langford Mission Circle Unit, and the Sunday School Class.  She served as past Co-Chair of the Christian Board of Education and President of the Missionary Department. 
 
In addition to being a devoted mother, Threasa enjoyed playing the piano and organizing Christian and holiday programs, which she did for special occasions at church, in the community, and at the Bishop T. Garrett Benjamin Senior Living Center.  One of her greatest joys was singing hymns and Gospel songs, which she did all of the time.  Her goal in life was found in the words of a hymn: “I’m pressing on the upward way.  New heights I’m trying to gain every day.  Praying as I’m onward bound, asking God to plant my feet on higher ground.”
 
Threasa departed this life for the Church Triumphant on May 17, 2020.  She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Dorothy Coleman, Vandella Taylor, Francis McKinney, James Brooks, Ruby Terry, and Ida Ruth Gulliver; brothers William Clinton, Daniel and Albert Price; half-sisters Estella Carpenter and Louise Wall; and step-sisters, JoAnn Coleman and Laura Clay.  She leaves to cherish her memory:  her two sons, Alex Coleman (Monica) and Timothy Coleman (Jennifer); five grandchildren, Evan, Erin, Bralin, Jayden, and Micah; and, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.  She will always be remembered as a woman of strength and courage, full of love and kindness for others.  She made all of our lives richer by her presence with us.
 
 
Celebration of Life Services will be streamed live via the Stuart Mortuary Facebook page at 12:00 p.m. 
 

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Eric Parker
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
To Tim and the entire Family of Mrs. Helen T. Coleman. Please accept our condolences.

The Parker Family

Alfreda Barber and Virginia Barber
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
Tim &Alex
My Mother and I offer our condolences to you and your family. Mrs. Coleman was a wonderful person.

Sincerely Alfreda Barber and Virginia Barber

Marc Harper
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Al and Tim:

My mother, Lauren, Brandon and I send you and your families our love and our condolences on the passing of a wonderful aunt and a kind and beautiful soul.

Marc Harper

Hattie Taylor
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
A true friend is gone, she will be missed. To the family God Bless and my prayers are with you.

Anita Coleman Hines
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Alex, Tim and family
My family and I offer our condolences on the loss of your mother. One of the many highlights I recall was going to church on Erin Street and Aunt Theresa visiting and those days she would play the piano we had and we’d sing hymns the entire service. What a gift she had for music. I pray that God give you and your families peace and strength and he comfort you with His presence. Love you all

Jada Cruce
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
To the Family of Ms. Coleman,

It's with a heavy heart that I learned of the recent passing of Ms. Coleman. I last saw her in February, as she was my mother's neighbor at the Tom Benjamin Senior Center. Ms. Coleman always looked out for my mother and always had kind and thoughtful words for me.

Our very last conversation in February, as I would always catch her on her way to church was stop and let's pray. She uplifted me before Chris and told me to get back in church. I walked away from that conversation as I did many and Thanked God for the Elders.

Ms. Coleman will truly be missed. I always looked for her whenever I was in Indianapolis visiting my own mother. She was one of the kindest persons and LOVED the LORD!

My prayer is that you be comforted in knowing that she is not resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. See you on the other side Ms. Coleman! Rest peacefully.

On behalf of myself my mother Phyllis Cruce and brother Christopher Wilson

LeWana Britt
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Nana Coleman left an indelible impact on my life. You are truly missed and wishing you a Happy Birthday in Heaven today! I will bake a cake and think of you!

Dinnah Gibson
   Posted Sat May 23, 2020
Rest well Sister Coleman you will be missed

Joseph and Betty Grissom
   Posted Sat May 23, 2020
You have our deepest sympathy. She was a faithful servant to the LORD and will be missed.

Tonia Peck Murrell
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Timmy, Alex and family,

Adrian, Tylan Aryn Amari and myself send our love and condolences to all of you during this time. We love Aunt Teresa and we carry her in our hearts.

Tonia Peck Murrell

LaTrelle Easterling
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Alex and Tim,

My deepest condolences to you and your families. Your mother will always stand out in my mind for her warm smile, gentle strength and deep faith. She was a wonderful woman. I pray God’s grace provides the comfort and courage you need to face the coming days.

Blessings and peace,
Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling

Michelle Harrison
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Tim,

I am often reminded of a bible verse found in Philippians 1:21 that has a winning connotation for the believer.
It says “To Live is Christ (winning) and to die is gain (winning)!
Ms. Coleman is resting until the day of Christ return 🌹

Peace & Blessings,

Minister Michelle Harrison


Rev. Dr. & Mrs. L. Wayne Smith
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Alex and Tim, our thoughts and prayers are with you in the
loss of your mother. May God' peace be yours.

Sincerely, yours,




Shondria and Bryant Seaton
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers to the Coleman Family
The Seatons

Stacey Moore
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Dear Tim and Alex......My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. She was such a wonderful and caring lady. May God continue to keep you and your family in loving care and give you strength day by day. Just know that while your mom has transitioned, she still lives on in both of you and everyone else who had the blessing of knowing her.

May the love of God be with you,
Stacey Moore

Jeff and Evelyn Gearries
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Our prayers are with you both during this difficult time.

Phyllis Bush
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
Alex, Tim, and family, It was my privilege to work with your Mom at St. Vincent. She was like a second Mom to most of us. If I did something not quite right, she would say, “You are bad!” But she would giggle and there would be a twinkle in her eye. So many stories I could tell. Just know that I loved her. Know that she could never say enough good things about her boys. Know that she will not be forgotten.

Anna Genus
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
To the family of Ms. Coleman,
Your mom was certainly a woman of faith and quite the Bible scholar.
She will be missed around here at the Thomas Benjamin Senior Living
Center.
Always a smile and kind word. May she rest in the arms of Jesus and may
you find peace in knowing where she is.

Georgia Cain
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
Tim and Alex Coleman

In the fullness of time a life's journey ends. But LOVE once shared continues to LIVE.
And beyond this day...that LOVE prevails.

With sincere sympathy, GOD will see you through.

Threasa's friend Georgia Cain

Cynthia Tate-Gardner
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
To the family of nana Coleman.. My sincere condolences to you and the family. Nana Coleman was a woman of God and she loved the Lord. She had so much wisdom to give to all. She will be so dearly missed. I pray the God will give you strength and that you would remember her and know that she is in heaven doing the work the God has called her to do.

John & Cynthia Gardner

Bo Burkley Carr
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
Threasa was a great prayer warrior and dear friend. I worked with Threasa for many years and dearly loved her. My prayers are with you during this time.

Paula K. Phelps
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
My prayers are with the family of Nana Coleman. I met Nana through my daughter Kimberly Collins. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet, worship, and fellowship with her. I am glad that I was able to thank Nana for being another mother, grandmother, and strong Spirit filled female figure for my daughter. I looked forward to seeing her sweet face and hearing her inspiring words at every visit from Georgia. She will be greatly missed. Thank you, Lord, for sharing Nana with us. Blessings to the family and Mount Zion!

Barbara Moon
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
Tim and Alex, I was saddened to hear that Threasa had passed away! I worked with her at St Vincent. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Ellynn Theresa Osborne Murray
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
I was privileged to meet, and on occasion converse with Mrs. Coleman when I attended the Friday Bible study group at the Bishop T. Garrett Benjamin Senior Living Center. She was always so kind and gracious.
Many of the attendees of the Bible study group came together via a conference call Friday, May 22, 2020 for a memorial program to pay tribute to Mrs. Coleman and speak about their fond memories of her. Several people took part in this touching program and I was able to share this poem I prepared about Mrs. Coleman :
Loved, cherished and divinely appointed.
Abundantly equipped and truly anointed.
She moved through life with grace and integrity.
Sharing spiritual wisdom, was her purpose and destiny.
No matter what, she remained faithful and walked in God’s love.
Reflecting the benevolence of her Heavenly Father above.
Her prayers were impassioned and reverent petitions to the Lord.
And we know, she is now with Him, for she has gone on from labor, to reward.

Sheila Cooper
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
To the family of Sister Coleman I send you my sincere condolences in your loss of your love one. She was a very kind and sweet servant of God. She smiled and held my hands and prayed for me often. I will miss her presence. May she rest in God's heavenly arms. Sheila A. Cooper

Christie (Scott) Williams
   Posted Thu May 28, 2020
Alex and Tim:
May the Lord be with both of you and your families during the time.
Sorry sorry to hear of your loss.
She was a very sweet woman and will be missed.

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