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                                                                         On Thursday, April 8, 2021, our Sovereign God called home one of his
                                                                    faithful servants, Charles Dwight Coleman. He completed his earthly course              Obituaries
                                                                    and has entered into everlasting peace and rest with his Heavenly Father.
                                                                         Charles was born April 19, 1952 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in  Minnie Brunson     Clarence Lamb
                                                                    Fayetteville, NC to the late M. Cecil C. Austin, Sr. and the late Ms. Omeatha  Hubert White Jr.  Georgia Chatman
                                                                    McLaurin Coleman, and was subsequently adopted by the late John Henry  Ethel Lilly             Bruce Wells III
                                                                    Coleman. He was reared in a Christian environment where he learned the  Franklin  Smith Jr.    Christine Whitlock
                                                                    love and faith of God and family. Later in life, he would accept Jesus Christ as  D’Mya Richardson  Rev. Charles Coleman
                                                                    his Lord and Savior and become committed to his faith. He graduated from  Johnny King          Johnny Douglas
                                                                    Reid Ross High School in 1971 where he was a standout athlete, playing and  Zonnie Parker      Margret Smalls
                                                                    receiving many awards and honors in football and baseball. Upon gradua-  William Carver        Violet Gill
                                                                    tion, he enrolled as a Business Administration major and was part of the  Jonathan Thaggard    Sandra Settles
                                                                    Aggie Pride drumline at NC A & T State University. He joined and served in  Eric Robinson      Katrina Pratt
                                                                    the U.S. Army for a number of years and later transitioned back into civilian  Machele Scott   Margret Carter
                                                                    life procuring his Associate Degree from Rutledge Business College in 1982.  Carolyn McCrowre  Marion Merle
                                                                    He was a productive Car Sales Representative, advancing and serving in  Lavonda Floyd          Charlotte Council
                                                                    many roles and receiving numerous honors including “Salesman of the   Michael Mason            Lewis Small
                                                                    Month” on multiple occasions. He retired as a Senior Car Sales Consultant in  Maggie Farmer    George Roberts, Jr.
                                                                    2018 due to declining health issues. He was an active member and leader of  Duwan Baldwin      Willie Schofield
                                                                    his church and served in various supportive and leadership positions. In  Carol Cromatie       Estelle McMillian
                                                                    2011, as a member of St. James A. M. E.  Zion church, he was ordained as a  Dorothy Ellis      Inez Malloy
                                                                    Deacon and served in that capacity until his passing. As a loyal sports fan,  Anita Rolax      Christine Simmons
                                                                    he regularly attended local and professional sporting events and was al-  Tonya  Brown         Jerry McDonald
                                                                    ways ready for the season to watch his favorite teams, UNC men’s basket-  Chaa Conant          Wille Saunders
                                                                    ball and the Dallas Cowboys teams. He loved his family and could always be  Ethel Monroe       Eugene Nelson
                                                                    depended on to be present and supportive at all family events, especially for  Alfonso Ferguson Sr.  Rudolph Smith
                                                                    his grandchildren who affectionately called him “Papa”.               Latoye Vereen            Corey Murphy
                                                                         Charles is preceded in death by his adoptive father, M. John Henry  Leo Waddell           James Elliot
                                                                    Coleman; his mother, Ms. Omeatha McLaurin Coleman; his biological father,  Tonya Barnes        Garland Sinclair
                                                                    M. Cecil C. Austin, Sr.; and his brother, Cecil C. Austin, Jr.        Ethel McMillon           Donnell Warren
                                                                         Charles leaves to cherish in his memory, his loving wife, Jacqueline  Lorinda Mcadoo      Zelda Stokes
                                                                    Pittman Coleman of the home; daughters, Shounnette D. Wooten (Frederick)  Russell Williams Jr.  Viola Holder
                                                                    of Gray, GA, Tammy P. Lackey (Jeffery) of Raleigh, NC and Shayla T. Scott of  Luther Wilder Jr.  Nadine Garcia
                                                                    the home; sons, Sean T. Evans of the home, Timothy L. Pittman (Angela) of  Teddy Bobbitt       Nathalene Thomas
                                                                    Durham, NC, and Derrick D. Pittman of Spring Lake, NC; four sisters, Edith J.  Betty Crumpler  Tommy McEachern
                                                                    Buchanan (Thomas) of Salisbury, NC, Na’imah Saleem (Baaree) of Raleigh,  Jeremiah Privott      DeAngelo Allen
                                                                    NC, Juana A. Jones (Roy) of Albany, GA and Shiela A. Jones of Waycross,  Karen Ray             Gloria Blackwell
                                                                    GA; one brother, Larry Madden (Betty) of Atlus, OK; a special niece, Tamara  Michael McQueen   Busgter Poe Jr.
                                                                    Buchanan-Martin of Salisbury, NC; a special cousin, David Williams of  Baby Boy Howell         Connie Mason
                                                                    Blockwood, NJ; special friends, Rev. Ronald Michaux of Roanoke, VA, Rev.  Enesto Murphy        Mary Purdie
                                                                    Walter E. Moore of Greensboro, NC, Jake Johnson of Fayetteville, NC, Dr.  Kevin Slocumb        Magdalene Bethea
                                                                    Jon M. Regis of Absecon, NJ, Nathaniel Fitch, Sr. of Fayetteville, NC and  Baby Camila Scott   George Lilly
                                                                    Jack Keels, Jr of Red Springs, NC; along with eighteen grandchildren, thir-  Orlando Martin    Barbara  Jones
                                                                    teen great grandchildren, aunts, uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews,  Catherine Yost        James Kegler Jr.
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