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Mass of Christian Burial

St. John Neumann
Friday August 7th, 2020

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William "Bill" Robert Coleman

William "Bill" Robert Coleman, 76, of Matthews flew home to his guardian angel to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.  He was born  in Queens, NY on April 15, 1944 to the late Robert and Alice Hibberd Coleman.  Bill was a faithful longtime active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Charlotte.  In his free time, BIll loved collecting all kinds of sports memorabilia, was a HUGE Yankee's fan, and loved playing card games; especially pinochle and domino's at which he was very competitive in.  He was a very loving husband and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Barbara Pantone Coleman; children, Joyce Pickett and husband Bill of NY, Penny Judkins and husband Brian of NC, Dianne Smith and husband Trey of TN,  Amy Barnes and husband Jon of NC, and Andrew "Andy" Coleman and wife Melissa of NC; 10 grandchildren, Jessica, Billy, Katelyn, Larissa, Kirsten, Kaylee, Logan, Zachary, Lucas, and Isaac, adopted sister, Kathy Sladek and husband Larry, and his favorite pinochle playing partners, Linda and Jim Bateman.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 8541 Idlewild Rd, Charlotte, with Father John Starczewski officiating.  Interment will be held privately at a later date.

Due to the current COVID-19 NC state restrictions, social distancing is advised and masks are required.  Live virtual services will also be available at 1:00 p.m. EST at www.4sjnc.org.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John Neumman Catholic Church at www.4sjnc.org or by mailing to 8541 Idlewild Rd., Charlotte, NC 28227.

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To the best friend anyone could ever wish for. Jim, Nick and I were blessed to have you in our lives. You will never be forgotten ever .

Linda Bateman

Linda Bateman Aug 10 2020 12:00 AM

my condolences to Aunt Barbara, and all of my cousins. I love and miss you guys and am so sorry. I have nothing but the fondest of memories of Uncle Bill and will cherish those memories for years.

Jason Pantone Aug 7 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere, heartfelt condolences to Barbara and all the family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Bill treasured and adored every one of you and will be dearly missed. He was such a good man!

Robin Helms Aug 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" Coleman

The Staff of Benson Funeral & Cremation Services Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" Coleman

Melissa Coleman Aug 5 2020 12:00 AM

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