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Alfred Leon Coleman Sr. / January 29, 2018

Alfred Leon Coleman Sr. of Mason Chapel Road, Alton died Thursday Jan. 25, 2018 at his residence at the age of 74.

Mr. Coleman was born in Halifax County on March 24, 1943 to the late Vernon Wade and Bertha Coleman Johnson. He was married to Shirley Chambers Coleman and was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church where he served on the board of deacons. Mr. Coleman was also a United States Army veteran.

Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife: Shirley C. Coleman of the home; three sons, Alfred Leon Coleman Jr. (Chuvola), William Garnett Coleman (Cynthia), all of Alton and Timothy Maurice Coleman (Liz) of Williamsburg; 10 grandchildren; his step mother, Sadie Wade of Philadelphia, two sisters, Cynthia Crayton (Tony) of Parkton, N.C., and Faith Johnson of Laurel, Md., five brothers, Richard Johnson (Lillian) of Broadalbin, N.Y., Wayne Johnson (Phyllis) of Riveria, Fla., Paul Johnson (Terry) of Mt. Airy, Md., Lewis Wade and Gary Wade, both of Philadelphia, three aunts, Viola Coleman of Alton, Jannie Hughes and Evelyn Jones, both of South Boston; two uncles, James C. Chambers of Detroit, and Henry Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., a brother-in-law, Joseph Chambers (Annsha); a sister-in-law, Clara Chambers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Coleman was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Olds and Charlene Savoy.

A funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Wilson eulogist. Burial will follow in church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 99.

The family will receive friends at the home of Alfred Coleman Jr., 1016 Mason Chapel Road Alton. Public viewing for family and friends will be Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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