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Stella Rebecca Coleman

Stella Rebecca Coleman
  • January 3, 1924 - January 28, 2016
  • Gretna, Louisiana

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Stella Coleman, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed peacefully at home on January 28, 2016 at the age of 92. Born to the union of Alex and Edna Gougis on January 3, 1924, she grew up in Maringouin, LA but moved to Gretna (McDonoughville) with her husband Burnett Coleman in 1946. She remained a revered and respected member of that community until her death nearly 70 years later. She leaves to cherish her memory five sons John (Geneva), Glenn, Felton, Rodney and Reginald (Joe Ann) Coleman, one Daughter Katherine (Richard) C. Jackson; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; two brothers Wilbert and Charlie; 3 sisters- in- laws Vera, Theresa and Geraldine; life long friend Helen Pool and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church (924 Monroe St, Gretna). Visitation will begin at 10AM. Burial will follow at McDonoughville Cemetery. Arrangements by: D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil Street, Gretna, LA. Please visit to sign online guestbook.