Loyd Hugh “Baby” Coleman
(January 10, 1935 – June 27, 2017)
NEW ALBANY – Funeral services for Lloyd Hugh “Baby” Coleman, 82, are set for 11 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the Theo Church of Christ with visitation one hour prior at 10 AM. Interment and graveside services will be at Oaks Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 PM to 8 PM on June 30, 2017 at United Funeral Home, New Albany.
Mr. Coleman died June 27, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo, after a very courageous battle fighting cancer and a series of strokes. He was born in the Theo community of Alcorn County on January 10, 1935 to Jessie Box “Boy” Coleman and Lillian Burns Coleman and was a faithful member of the Sherman Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years Mary Frances Stout Coleman; his daughter, Cindy Renee Coleman Street (Jay) of West Point, MS; his son, Hugh Peyton Coleman of Alcorn County, MS; his grandchildren Jason Tyler Street (Alisha) of Starkville, MS, and Landon Neal Street of Conway, AR; his great-grandchildren Melanie Faye Street, Lauren Eve Street, and James Tyler Street of Starkville, MS, with a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Ila Estelle Coleman, Jewell Coleman Rainey, Beatrice Coleman Rainey, and Nonie Coleman Martin; his brothers, Troy Lee Coleman, Olen Boy Coleman, S. M. McKinney Coleman, Audrey Clyde Coleman, and Wilburn Roy Coleman.
Mr. Coleman loved visiting with his immediate and extended family. He never met any strangers, especially inquiring if they had any farm equipment for sale, trading, picking, and engaging in the art of the deal. He had an illustrious career beginning at Ford Motor Company then later involved in sales, transportation, farming, and the owner of and retired from Coleman’s Discount Shoes and Boots at Blue Springs, MS.
Mr. Coleman graduated from Kossuth High School in 1956 where he excelled in basketball going to the State Championships for four years and attended Mississippi State University in 1957 on a basketball scholarship.
Pallbearers will be Jason Street, Landon Street, Wilburn Roy Coleman, Jr., Brian Stout, Danny Martin, Don Robertson, Dallas Hollis, and John Stubbs.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Stout, Doug Shelton, Buddy Shaw, Benny Rainey, Curtis Rogers, Freddie Gilliam, Mark Castleberry, Tommy Smith, Kermit Davis, Johnny Weeden, Randy Kelley, Carl Campbell, Frank Anderson, Leiman Wilbanks, and Phil Bryant.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests monetary donations be made to either the Oaks Hill Cemetery, Inc., P. O. Box 2736, Corinth, MS 38835, or the Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
JUN 30. 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM
United Funeral Service, Inc.
700 Highway 15 South
New Albany, MS, US, 38652
JUL 1. 11:00 AM
Theo Church Of Christ
Walnut, MS, US, 38683