In Memory of

Tony Coleman

Landover, MD

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24

 

July 3, 1954 – November 4, 2019

Tony was a hard-working and dedicated husband who took care of the home and myself. He was a master of many things: plumbing, electrical, roofing, carpentry, lawn care and maintaining the cars. (He never let a speck of dirt get on either vehicle.) He also kept most of our neighbors’ lawns mowed in our housing development. Tony would stay outside all day in the hot sun and mow lawns or wash cars. He was employed at the University of Maryland-College Park for 31 years. In Sunday School he was known as the “Microphone Man,” and was an usher who also sang in the Senior Choir. His favorite song to lead in the choir was “Lord, you’re the Landlord.” Tony loved the Lord and wouldn’t miss a Sunday in church until his health failed him. He taught me that faith and perseverance always pays off and that patience is a virtue. I carry on his memory by leading his favorite song(s) in the choir. Our choir was going to celebrate “Tony Coleman Day” in April, but of course Covid-19 halted that. I try to keep the cars clean but that job is overwhelming! I miss Tony’s smile, his gentle demeanor, our trips to visit my kids and grandkids, his love for sports and the WWE: and his favorite shows: “The Three Stooges“ and “Looney Toons!” There isn’t an hour of the day that I don’t think about him because he was a good man. Tony had kidney cancer and was born with just  one kidney. God is still good. I was able to spend every moment with him, he didn’t pass alone like people are currently because of Covid-19. I am grateful for the 14 years we were able to spend together and enjoy each other. Life is short so live each day to the fullest!!

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