Graveside services for Sandra Coleman, was held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Pilgrim Cemetery, with Rev. Randall Reeves officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Palestine.

Sandra Coleman, age 77, of Elkhart was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. She was born on January 4, 1941, in Grapeland to I.J. Nichols and Evelyn Murdock Nichols. She was a member of the Elkhart First Baptist Church and a faithful Christian who loved the Lord.

Sandra was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was affectionately known as “NeNe” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She would spend hours cooking and preparing for her family. She loved her animals and working with her flowers. She will be missed by all that knew her and loved her.

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents I.J. and Evelyn Nichols; her great grandson, Conner Lynn Jeffus; and brother, Marlan Nichols. She is survived by husband, Billy Coleman; daughter, Melynda Shaw and husband Bobby, son, Mitchell Coleman, grandchildren, Casey Jeffus, Brandi Jeffus Van Meter, Ashley Coleman, and Madison Coleman Reeves, great grandchildren, Makenzie, Macie, and Collin Murie, Ryker, Rhrett and Revelie Reeves; brother Carrol Nichols and wife Patsy; sisters Evalene Kolb and Shirley Deason and numerous nieces and nephews.

“A great woman of faith, a genuine child of the Most High God, full of mercy and strength. She has a true heart of compassion and understanding. She listened with ears of love, she looked with eyes of discernment, she spoke with wisdom and pure common sense. She operated with a soul of selflessness. Her laughter was like beautiful music that we will be hearing again one day.” Words written by grandson Casey Jeffus.

Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, would I have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. John Chapter 14 Verse 1-3

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