Juanita Flora Coleman

Died: Thu., Oct. 17, 2013


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Location: Shirley & Stout
Jefferson Street Chapel



Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Oct. 23, 2013
Location: Shirley & Stout
Jefferson Street Chapel


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Juanita Flora Coleman, 75, Kokomo, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born November 24, 1937, in San Marcos, Texas, the daughter of Ricardo and Guadalupe (Coronado) Esparza.

Juanita was a 1955 graduate of Kokomo High School and a 1973 graduate of the Kokomo School of Practical Nursing. She was a LPN at Sycamore Village Health Care Center, retiring after 30 years of service.  She loved attending basketball games.  Her favorite player to follow was Larry Bird.  She enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Juanita is survived by her son, Anthony Coleman; daughters, LaVerne Wallace, Barbara Vandevender; grandchildren, Ramon (Alicia) Reece, Daphne (Fred) Jackson; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Reece, Taylor Reece, Docker Reece, Ramon Reece, III, Gabrielle Reece, Celeste Reece, Jalen Wilson; special cousin, Jesse Hillman; and a host of other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her, son, Lockert Coleman, III;  mother, Christine Cato; father, Ricardo Esparza;  step-father, Hartsell Cato; brother, Ysabel Esparza; uncle, Pablo Esparza; aunt, Mary Mendoza; former husband, Lockert Coleman, Jr. 

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, 414 West Jefferson Street, Kokomo, with the Rev. Fr. Joshua Bennett officiating.  Burial will follow in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday. 

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charmaine hopkins
   Posted Tue October 22, 2013
Many,many years ago Mrs. Coleman was unfailingly kind to my daughter Cecily when it would have been easy not to be. Ny sincere condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

Charmaine Hopkins
Waco, Texas

Teresa (Wimmer) Massey
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT THE MY SECOND MOM. YOU WILL DEARLY BE MISSED. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO HER FAMILY. SORRY I CAN'T BE THERE IN PERSON
. BUT I AM THERE IN SPIRIT. JUST REMEMBER SHE IS AT PEACE NOW. BUT WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS LOVE AND MISSING YOU LAVERN TONY AND BARBRA. SHE IS AT PEACE NOW.
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alisa smith
   Posted Wed October 23, 2013
I met Juanita shortly after graduating nursing school and learned quickly that she was no nonsense when it came to her work. I worked with her again years later and found that she was equally compassionate and caring. She always was empathetic and never put anything above the best interest of her patients. I aspired to be that kind of nurse. She will be missed, the world needs more people like Juanita was....and it is a rare thing today. My sincere condolences to the family.

Geri Brewster
   Posted Tue October 29, 2013
Juanita taught me a lot through the years. She was one that helped inspire me to go into nursing. Her character, love for the patients, diligence, and encouraging others' to do what was best for others was an inspiration to me. Her life journey made a beautiful memory in my life journey. Blessings to her family.