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Florence Meadows Coleman
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Obituary for Florence Meadows Coleman

Florence Meadows Coleman, 98 years of age, of Vansant, VA, and formerly of Hurley VA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Born January 30, 1920 in McDowell County, WV, she was the daughter of the late William McKinley Lester Sr. and Cynthia Mae (Lester) Lester.

Florence was a member of the Coleman’s Chapel Church, she loved spending time with her church family and was a former employee of the Buchanan County School Board where she retired as custodian. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, crocheting, and cooking. She was a caregiver to many, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, three brothers, William McKinley Lester Jr., Charles Lester, and Verner Lester.

Those left to cherish her memory include, her daughter, Cathy Meadows Raines and husband Carl of Vansant, VA, special grandchildren, Chris Raines and wife Jennifer of Richlands, VA, Megan Stevens and husband Chad of Rosedale, VA; and two precious great-grandchildren, Katie Reece Stevens and Easton Walker Stevens; one close nephew, Dr. Will Lester and his family of Weddington, NC; and a special sister-in-law, Helen C. Lester of Grundy, VA.

She is also survived by step daughters, Genie Hargroves of Abingdon, VA, Genette Yates of Bristol, TN, Brenda Coleman of Rowe, VA, Tammy Cantrell of Bristol, TN; four step-sons, Ron Coleman and wife Elaine of Bristol, TN, Bill Coleman and wife Vickie of Bristol, TN, Ricky Coleman of Wythville, VA, Paul Coleman of Oakwood, VA; eleven step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren; her “girls” in Michigan, Allie Mullins, Marie Bearce, Carol Sue Hindley, and Maxine Rickwalt; and special friends, Randy and Rhonda Ramey and Margie Justice.

Funeral Services for Florence Meadows Coleman will be conducted Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darrell Thacker and Brother Willis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA after 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, with an evening service to begin at 7:00 P.M.

Grandsons, Nephews, and Friends will serve as Active Pallbearers.

Honorary Pallbearers will be staff of Grundy Heritage Hall and Coleman’s Chapel Church congregation.

A special heartfelt thanks to all the staff of Grundy Heritage Hall who lovingly took care of Florence the past five years and the two west nursing staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

The family of Florence Meadows Coleman have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Evening services will begin at 7pm

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Cemetery Details


Mountain Valley Memorial Park

32355 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603


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