Jean Williams Coleman, age 92 of Middlesboro, passed away at Middlesboro A.R.H. on July 7, 2017.

Mrs. Coleman was born July 29, 1924 in Middlesboro, and was the youngest daughter of the late John Morgan and Matilda Brooks Williams, both of Middlesboro.

Mrs. Coleman graduated from Middlesboro High School in 1942 and worked in Dayton, Ohio as a telephone operator during World War II. Upon returning to Middlesboro, she married Don S. Coleman of Middlesboro in 1946 with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. Mrs. Coleman worked locally at the Middlesboro telephone company and volunteered in the community. She has been an active and founding member of Binghamtown Baptist Church, where she has served as her Sunday school class treasurer, choir member, Sunday school and vacation bible school teacher, and on numerous church committees.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by two children: Donna Robertson and her husband Wayne of Greenville, Tennessee; and John Coleman and his wife Glenda of Harrogate, Tennessee. She is survived by three granddaughters: Johnna Coleman Shockley of Knoxville; Cynthia Robertson of Greenville; and Christin Robertson Carter and husband Nathan of Maryville. She is survived by four great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Evelyn Shockley; and Miles and Mia Carter. She is survived by two special friends, June Rice and Haven Burchett.

Preceding Mrs. Coleman in death were her husband, her parents, five sisters, and five brothers. Sisters: Neva Douglas, Maude Williams, Lela Williams, Vernie Williams, and Marie Williams. Brothers: Clarence Williams, Dubois Williams, Earnest Williams, Ermal Williams, and Cale Williams.

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017 the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William Boyd Bingham of Binghamtown Baptist Church presiding.

Interment will be private.

Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Green Hills Funeral Home.

Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is entrusted with all arrangements.


  1. Donna Lynn and Johnny Bill,
    So sorry to hear about your mom! Aunt Jean was amazing and just wonderful to all of us “Morris kids” as we grew up! Bless you all!

  2. Donna and Johnny Bill, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a beautiful, graceful Christian woman. I know you will miss her deeply.

  3. Dear Christin:

    You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God walk beside you during these most difficult hours and in the days ahead. May He grant each of you peace, may He comfort you, and provide you with strength as needed.
    Love you!

  4. Words are all too often inadequate to convey the emptiness we feel with the passing of someone so profoundly influential as your Grandmother Coleman. Though I never had the opportunity of her acquaintance it is evident thru you and your family that she certainly blessed her family spiritually and physically. Be assured that we are raising your comfort and strength needs to the Father throne.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about Aunt Jean. She was a truly wonderful woman and we will all miss her.

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