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Doris Odessa Knott Holloway Coleman / November 10, 2020

Doris Odessa Knott Holloway Coleman, 93, of Mechanicsville, and formerly of Chase City died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at Autumn Care of Mechanicsville.

Mrs. Coleman was born June 2, 1927 in Lunenburg County, to the late Lewis Henry and Grace Walton Knott. At an early age she joined the Mount Mitchell Baptist Church, Fort Mitchell, she later joined the Calvary Baptist Church in Victoria, where she was a faithful member of the Sunday school, Usher Board, Missionaries and hospitality ministry. The joy of her life was caring for children; her home was a place filled with love, care, and home cooked meals.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter, Janice Barnette (Robert); stepdaughters, Loretta Whitaker (James) and Mary Coleman; stepson, Theeir Coleman (Kathy), numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by her first husband, Archer Hinton Holloway; their son, Archie Lewis Holloway, as well as her second husband, Willie L. Coleman.

The funeral will be private.

Public viewing will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 2-6 p.m. at Giles-Harris Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a mask will be required for all viewings and services. We ask that you adhere to all guidelines, and practice social distancing.

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Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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