In Loving

Margaret Frances Coleman

Feb 17, 1923 – Mar 16, 2019

Margaret Frances Coleman, known to family and friends as “Nana,” passed away quietly in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Louisa, Virginia from degenerative heart disease. She will now spend her eternal rest with the Lord and all the loved ones she has missed and held dear for so many years. Born to George Henry and Ellen Mary Thomas Coleman in Lambeth, London, England on February 17, 1923. Her tenacity and persistence allowed her to live a full and accomplished life of 96 years.

Always an advocate for the underdog, Nana volunteered much of her time helping others and fearlessly putting herself in the position to champion such causes which supported and protected those battling behavioral and mental health issues.

Nana was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Herbert Deyo Coleman, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II which brought them together; her father and mother, George and Ellen Coleman; her sisters, Ellen Lucy Georgina Chard, Alice Emily Louisa Bartley; her son, Robin Coleman; step-grandson Daniel Balazs; and grandson Anthony Coleman.

Nana is survived by her daughter, Diane Geczy (Laszlo) of Chandler, AZ; her grandchildren, Laurie Bera (Kevin) and their daughter, Mollie of Lake Anna, VA; Deanna Brueckner (Brian Sr.) and their children, Brian Jr. and Emily of Newburgh, NY; Christopher Geczy (Colleen) and their children, Luke, Meghan, Josh and Noah of Queensbury, NY; Lance Geczy (Alicia) and their son, Wyatt of Forbestown, CA; Sarah Lewis and her children, Sherie, Dajia, Nate, Willie, and Tracer of Craig, CO, Edna Coleman and her children, Bryan Saunders and Alaina of Lady Lake, FL, and Michael Coleman and his children, Emma and Taylor, of Washington. Her closely guarded and treasured recipes will live on with these family members and those who married into the pedigree for these coveted nuggets of delicious euphoria.

Nana was baptized and married in the Church of England and remained extraordinarily dedicated to her faith and to God even to the end. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at the Church of the Incarnation in Mineral, with a reception immediately following.

A very special thanks to Catherine Potter, her longtime partner-in-crime and loyal companion from her memorable days in the Sunshine State to the end of her storied journey here in the Old Dominion, and for those who have lovingly cared for Nana over the past year, especially Vickie Groome whose memory she carries with her as she transitions from your tender care to that of He who cares for us all.

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28:20

Memorial Service


The Church of the Incarnation


Fri, March 29, 2019


14 : 00 PM – 5 : 00 PM

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