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Gregory Coleman Sr. / August 07, 2017

Gregory Coleman, Sr., 63, of College Street, South Boston, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at VCU Medical Center, Richmond. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 7, 1954, daughter of the late Bert Ballou and Hallie Francis Harris. He attended public schools in Halifax County and at an early age joined Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church. He later rededicated his life to Christ and attended Clover Apostolic Holiness Church.

Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife, Patricia Coleman; his children, Temeka Peatross and husband Curtis of Durham, N.C., and Gregory Coleman Jr. of Atlanta, five grandchildren; four sisters, Hervoline Betts and husband Harry of South Boston, Francine Bellamy and husband William of Woodland, Colo., Deborah Van Johnson of Snellville, Ga., and Linda Crews and husband Alvin of South Boston; two brothers, Derek Ballou of West Deptford, N.J., and Lewis Coleman and wife Vidette of South Boston; two step-brothers, Lawrence Sutphin Jr. and Vance Sutphin; two sisters-in-law, Florie Roberts and husband Wayne and Jerry Ferrell, other relatives and friends, including the Carl Johnson, Charlie Betts and Tawonda Pamplin and son.

A funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 7 at Greater Mayfield Apostolic Church with Pastor Lewis Coleman, pastor of Clover Apostolic Holiness Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 2016 College Street, South Boston.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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