Lucile Coleman, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at her home in Los Angeles, California surrounded by family. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Yalobusha County, she retired from the Geological Survey where she had worked first in Knoxville, Tennessee, later transferring to Grand Junction and Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California and finally to Menlo Park, California. She was a world traveler having been practically around the world on many trips. She enjoyed attending the theater and ushered for many years at the Circle Star Theater in San Carlos, California. She loved to knit and excelled at knitting fishermen sweaters for friends and her sisters, as well as afghan sweaters.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Anice Coleman, Fern Lee Coleman and Frances Corinne Coleman; six brothers, Edward Coleman, Wilson Coleman, Leslie Coleman, Jack Coleman, Sam Coleman and Howard Coleman.
She is survived by a sister, Helen Coleman of Los Angeles, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.