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Mary Rachael Canada Coleman

SoVaNow.com / May 23, 2013
Mary Rachael Canada Coleman of South Boston died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at The Woodview at the age of 78. Born in Halifax County on July 9, 1934 to the late Charles Edward Canada and Carrie Jennings Canada, she was married to the late Lacy Barley Coleman and was a member of Wesley Chapel CME Church.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by a daughter, Rosa Terry of Halifax, a son, Henry Canada of Halifax, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; a sister, Georgie Jennings of Halifax, two brothers, Hunter Canada of Greensboro, N.C. and Willie Canada of Halifax, a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Coleman of South Boston and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Deloise Petty and Catherine Chandler. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by a son, Charles Canada, two sisters, Rosa Canada and Dorothy Canada and three brothers, Lewis, James and Freddy Canada.

A funeral will be held Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel CME Church with Rev. Keith Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of Henry Canada, 7043 L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway, Halifax. Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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