James Anthony Coleman, 61, of Woodbine answered the call of our Heavenly Father and his spirit took flight to be present with the Lord early Thursday morning, April 5, 2018.

Deacon James Anthony Coleman was born Dec. 27, 1956, to James Grover Coleman, who preceded him in death, and Doffie Lee Coleman. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn.

He pursued a career in long-haul truck driving until his health failed. He was a deacon at Woodbine Tabernacle of Prayer Church where he served for many years under the leadership of his mother, Pastor Doffie Silvia.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving mother, Pastor Doffie Silvia of Woodbine; his wife, Glenda Wishop-Coleman of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, Ja’Kai Gevon Coleman of Jacksonville; two stepdaughters, Chelsa Shjonique Alston and Tyshana Lashell Johnson, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Daurel Richardson of St. Marys and Denise Washington of Bronx, N.Y.; two brothers, Eddie Glover Washington of Bronx and Lamont Jackson of Atlanta; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Woodbine United Methodist Church. A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery.

Sunset Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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