In Memory of




Obituary for Serous Lee Coleman

Serous Coleman, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away on February 03, 2024, at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland. He was born on April 15, 1950, in Selma, Alabama, to Marie Coleman Jackson. Serous was preceded in death by his stepfather, Clarence Jackson and his grandfather, Serous Coleman.

Serous is survived by his mother, Marie Coleman Jackson. He is also survived by his loving wife, Emma Coleman, with whom he celebrated 38 years of marriage on August 03, 1986, in Washington, D.C. Their union was a testament to love, commitment, and shared experiences. Serous's memory will forever be cherished by his sons, Serous Lee Jackson and Philip Coleman, and his daughters, Shay Coleman and LaTasha Marie Coleman, sisters and brothers in love, aunts, uncles, cousins, and host of nieces and nephews. He was also cherished by his granddaughters, Kori Coleman and Anoel Jackson, and grandsons, Donnie Jackson and Lamar Jackson, and Great granddaughter- Leo'Na Campbell. Serous also leaves his closest extended family Ralph Brown, Rhonda Douglas, and Lois C. Brown to continue sharing his legacy with mankind.

Growing up, he was educated in the Selma public school system. It was during these times, Serous learned valuable life lessons and was shaped into the young man he became. Serous valued education, having worked hard in high school education until he was called to serve his country. Serous served in the United States Marine Corps, where he exhibited dedication and loyalty to his country. Upon his return from military service, Serous applied his strong work ethic to various jobs, always striving to provide for his family and ensure their well-being.

Throughout his life, Serous had a deep-rooted faith in Christ. He committed his life to the Lord at the tender age of 12, and his spirituality guided his actions and decisions. Serous was an active member of his community, continuously offering support and lending a helping hand to those in need.

In his leisure time, Serous found joy and inspiration in black art from notable artists such as Charles Bibbs. He had an appreciation for the beauty and significance of artistic expression. He also found joy in music! Often times you could hear him singing along to his favorite tunes while sitting in his home or cruising in vehicle. Serous's sense of humor was infectious, and his quick wit and sarcasm brought laughter to all who knew him. He was caring and compassionate, always putting the needs of others before his own. Serous possessed a wisdom that was sought after, and his advice was valued by those around him.

Serous Coleman leaves behind a legacy of love, strength, and resilience. His life was marked by hard work, dedication, and a deep commitment to his family. He will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory forever live on in the hearts of those who loved him.