Mary Jo Coleman, 97, died on December 8, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Fort Myers, FL.
Born in Palmetto, FL. Graduated from Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL. Attended Florida State College for Women (Florida State University). In 1945, she married David Coleman, the love of her life. They had four children: Andrea Mickler (Jim), Joy Brinley (Michael), David Coleman, Jr. (Soloni Gouveia), and Laura Dunn (John). They were blessed with seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, all of whom survive her. Her beloved David, Sr. predeceased her in 2005.
A devoted Christian homemaker. She taught Sunday School, volunteered as a church librarian in Ft. Myers, FL (First Baptist and McGregor Baptist) and then for First Baptist, Lake Placid when in 1992 they moved to Lake Placid, FL. She was an avid reader, word search and crossword puzzle doer, and teller of clean, corny jokes. For example, after she turned 80, she frequently noted with a smile that she no longer needed to worry about dying young.
Services are planned for Saturday, December 17, 2022. Viewing at 10:00 AM followed by a service led by Pastor Drew Severance at 11:00 AM at Morris Funeral Chapel-307 S. Commerce Ave. Sebring, Fl. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Placid, FL. No graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Youth Fund of First Presbyterian Church by mail to 117 N. Oak Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 or online at www.fpclp.com