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Honoring The Life of a Fallen Rattler!

Posted by thelense on Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lakeland Ledger

Credit: Lakeland Ledger

Abbie Carr Coleman, 89, Died Saturday, Sept. 27th, 2008 at Shands Hospital Jacksonville, FL of respiratory failure. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Coleman Mayor of Lakeland and daughter, Emma Phillips.

At Florida A&M University, she played varsity basketball and tennis. In 1942, she graduated from FAMU with a Degree in Education. Bertha James her classmate & teammate at FAMU recruited Abbie to Lakeland, FL where she taught Physical Ed at Rochelle High School. The basketball team won city, county and state championships during her tenure.

Abbie was a member of First Baptist Institutional Church of Lakeland where she served as Treasurer, Deaconess Past President , Sunday School Teacher, and a Finance Committee member. She was a F.A.M.U Alumni Association Member. She enjoyed participating in the local Par & Birdie, FAMU, and Bethune Golf Tournaments throughout the state.

Rest In Peace

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