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
Nana was a such a kind person who had a gentle, loving spirit. She had a way about her that made each person feel special. I will always treasure the time I spent with Nana and rejoice in knowing I will see her again one day. Praying for comfort in the days ahead for all of her family. Thank you Laurie, Kevin and Mollie for sharing her with me. I love you all ❤️
Let’s have a cup of tea in her honor! You loved as much as You were loved and We were a part of that and Thank you Laurie, Kevin and Mollie for sharing that Love with us! I’m sure Millie and Nana have already had sweet treats and tea and discussing everyone of us!
Love Nana! She we will be truly missed! Laurie, you sent me a photo once of Nana and my Ceaser and I’d like to think of her giving doggie hugs in Heaven! Hugs and prayers to all family and friends ❤
Thank you to Nana for providing warmth and loving attention to her furry friend Calvin. What a sweet lady. God bless.