Evelyn R. Coleman

Published 11:57 am Monday, December 3, 2018

RICH SQUARE, NC – Evelyn Teressa Richardson Coleman’s journey on this earth began April 27, 1924 in Rich Square, NC from the union of the late Joanna Walden Richardson Maggette and Graham Richardson. She attended W.S. Creecy School and Elizabeth City Teachers College. She spent 30 years teaching public school in Northampton and Bertie County.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Leonidas Richardson; and her mother, Joanna Maggette.


She is survived by her three sons: Karl Coleman (Esther), Dana Coleman (Rosie) of Durham, NC, and Wayne Coleman; three grandchildren, Nicole Coleman, Erica Coleman and Joanna Coleman; and her adopted granddaughter, Diatra Langford.

Evelyn was a lifelong member of Willow Oak AME Church where she served faithfully as a Missionary, Class Leader and Church Financial Secretary until she moved to Durham, NC to be near her sons.

Funeral services will be held at Willow Oak AME Church on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12 noon. Viewing will be Monday, December 3 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hunter’s Funeral Home, Ahoskie, NC.