Cheryl Coleman

Born in Melrose Park, IL on March 7, 1957

Departed on April 12, 2015 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Cheryl Coleman – Age 58 of Gallatin went to be with her Lord on April 12, 2015.
Cheryl was a kind, loving, compassionate woman with an ear or a shoulder for anyone that needed. She was an amazingly giving & selfless woman who volunteered her time for many things. She enjoyed crafts & crocheting, reading, going to church and most of all spending time with her family. She was a great woman that will be deeply missed.
Preceded in death by her parents, Myra Lavon Wallace Schulmeister and Bernhardt William Schulmeister; infant son, William Ben Coleman; sister, Sue Likens; brother, Ron Schulmeister. Survived by her loving husband of 39 years, David “Frank’ Coleman; children, Betsy Torres-Coleman, Crystal Miller (Karl Trahan), Stephanie King (Willie), Jessica Owen (Jeremy), Frankie Coleman (Amanda) and Emily Coleman; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Alan Schulmeister; several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A Life Celebration will be held 1:00pm Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church (720 Lock 4 Rd, Gallatin, TN). Visitation will be 4:00pm - 8:00pm Friday at the church also.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Trinity Hope for Poteau, Haiti Schools Fund or Trinity Lutheran Church Children’s Sunday School Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, 720 Lock Road, Gallatin, TN, 37066
Crestview Funeral Home, 1623 HWY 109 North, Gallatin, TN, 37066, 615-452-1943, crestviewfh.com

23 Comments to Mrs. Cheryl Coleman

  1. Pam Allen
    April 14, 2015 10:53 am

    I am so truly sorry for your loss! Her passion for Trinity Hope for Poteau so was infectious! You could tell she truly loved working on projects for the school. She will be irreplaceable and her contribution to that cause will be truly missed I am sure.

    May her Family find comfort in the fact that this truly good and kind Lady has gone to be with the Lord!

    God bless all of the Family!

    Pam Allen

  2. John Hall
    April 14, 2015 3:35 pm

    Cheryl loved the Lord, her family and both the children in her church and those hungry children for whom Trinity/HOPE provides a noon meal each day in our Christian Schools in Haiti.

    She battled through adversity and health problems with her hope firmly in her Lord. Frank, her children, their spouses and children were constant joys to her. As we worked together (on a limited basis) she would tell me of funny things someone in the family had said or done and then with a great big grin would add, “We just laughed and laughed.)

    She worked tirelessly to provide food for the hungry children in our schools. Her volunteer work as a grant writer provided almost 100,000 meals each year. These meals are not only lifelines for these children they improve their health, increase their attention spans and are witnesses to the truth of the Good News of Jesus Christ being shared with them daily. She rejoiced both in providing these physical blessings as well as knowing these children were coming to believe in Christ out of what was sometimes centuries of their families practicing Voodoo.

    She never believed there was a job she couldn’t do…just some she had not yet learned to do.

    She was a smart, getterdone lady, a dear friend and a blessing to our Lord and His Kingdom.

    John and Carol Hall

  3. Goldie Brock
    April 14, 2015 6:02 pm

    Aunt Cheryl was the most loving,honest,and down to earth women I know! She will be missed by so many. She loved all her children and all of their( us) friend’s! Uncle Frank and her as well as her kids have helped save me many of times! I’m thankful to have known them most of my life! Prayers for all her family, love u all!!!!

  4. Leigh Howerton
    April 14, 2015 6:37 pm

    I am not even sure were to start.. Cheryl watched me grow from a young girl into my adult years with a husband and children of my own. Although she was not my biological mom she was just like a mom to me. Although I moved away and wasn’t able to be close to her, Frank, Steph, Jess, Em, and Frankie they were still my family. I owe so much to her. She is the reason I serve the Lord today. I am forever going to miss all those talks she and I had. The advice she gave me. The boldness of her wisdom she often gave me and so much more!! When Steph and I became friends almost 28 years ago she opened her home and life to me. I was treated like one of her kids and did everything with them. My heart is broken but I know she is no longer hurting or in pain. She is up there with my husband walks on those streets of gold.. I am sure she is given Jay crap.. lol.. I will forever miss her. Thank you Cheryl for loving me and giving me the best teenage years. I am pursuing that education you told me to go for!! I love you.. Love to Frank, Steph, Jessica, Emily, and Frankie.. I love ya’ll!!

  5. The Ferguson's
    April 14, 2015 6:39 pm

    We loved you Cheryl. We have never met someone so beautiful in soul.
    My family will miss you.
    We know you are in such a Beautiful and Amazing place and we all hope to see you again one day.
    We send our love to all of the Coleman Family ♡

  6. Katrina Bates
    April 14, 2015 7:22 pm

    I’m saddened by momma Cheryl leaving us all but in my heart I have to say I’m glad that she isn’t suffering from pain anymore. But I miss her already but I know she is in heaven with the good Lord Jesus Christ and watching over here children,and grandchildren and her loving husband Frank David Coleman . We love you momma Cheryl!! R.I.P mom!

  7. Lisa Benjamin
    April 14, 2015 7:28 pm

    Cheryl was a very wise woman. I went to her for advice, comfort and friendship. She genuinely cared about other people. My kids were confirmed because Cheryl made sure it happened. She took time out of her life to work around our schedules by coming to our house to teach them. When we missed several months of church, she welcomed us with open arms and said “welcome home”. She taught me how to be a better wife, mother, teacher and friend.
    She made it clear to anyone who knew her that Jesus was first in her life as He should be in everyone’s. She was the best at everything she did…wife, mother, grandmother, friend and always in service to The Lord. I know she fostered many and guided them on the right path. Cheryl will always hold a very special place in my heart and my family. There will be a very large void in our church without Cheryl. She was the kind of person you wanted to make proud. I hope to always live a life she would have been proud of. I am blessed to have known her for 16 years. I will miss you dear friend.

  8. Shirley Johnson
    April 14, 2015 7:37 pm

    Aunt Cheryl you were the best I’m going to mess you. But I no you are looking over all of us. Thank you for beening there for me. U are the best love you so much

  9. Tracy Younglove
    April 14, 2015 8:13 pm

    So sorry for your loss!!I did not know her personaly but i do know her daughter Stephnie King!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!!

  10. Debbie West and family (Meaghan, Sarah &George )
    April 14, 2015 8:54 pm

    I have known Cheryl for many yrs she has been a special person to me she watched my kids grow and i watched hers, she helped me through a bad marriage if not for her Frank Stephanie, Jessica,Frankie & Emily my family and hers shared our bread at our tables many times , we’ve laughed cried. Prayed , her and Frank are my childrens godparents! I love them all she WILL BE GREATLY MISSED! !!!!_

  11. Dianne Ammerman
    April 14, 2015 9:25 pm

    I don’t know her but I do know Stephnie,prayers for you all

  12. Linda Thompson
    April 14, 2015 10:08 pm

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of a very special person. The only bright side is that Cheryl is no longer in pain and now has that perfect body all of us want and will have someday. I will always remember Cheryl’s love of the Lord, her church, Trinity/Hope and most especially her children and grandchildren. I will always remember her smile and her laugh. God Bless You Cheryl. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

  13. Karen Hall
    April 14, 2015 10:27 pm

    To say that Cheryl was a “family friend” seems so lacking – Cheryl and her family are family to us. We went to church together, Dad and Cheryl worked together for years and we interacted in so many ways. Cheryl was so dedicated…first to God, then to family and then to her work and everything else. She worked tirelessly for Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity/HOPE. She loved each member of her family infinitely – always sharing interesting stories about their accomplishments. And she had such a great sense of humor and fantastic, optimistic outlook – regardless of the situation at hand (like her serious medical issues). She brought light and smiles to so many people, she literally saved the lives of many children in Haiti by her diligence in grant writing for Trinity/HOPE, and she loved her Lord and her family immensely.

    We mourn our loss and we celebrate Cheryl’s entry to heaven. She is dancing with the Lord now. We miss you, love you, and look forward to seeing you again.

  14. Melissa Cheatham
    April 14, 2015 10:54 pm

    Words cannot express my thoughts about Cheryl and her death. My heart breaks for those of us left behind. But at the same time I am joyous that she no longer is suffering. One day we will all see each other again. Thanks be to God.!

  15. amanda coleman
    April 15, 2015 10:29 am

    Where to even start. I put only my name because i know we all have different thoughts on how amazing she is. So i speak for myself. She is still here with us. I hear her in my mind and i feel her in my heart. Im not one to express my feelings…..but there is just so much to say about cheryl. Cheryl was simply amazing. She is my mother in law… But more of my mother. She is my best friend. She has believed in me more tgan i believed in myself. She was so strong. She was stubborn and knew right. Done right. Stood by God. Believed. Taught so many so much. She cared for anyone and everyone. She always knew an answer that guided us the right way.
    She has helped so many with so much.
    But for me…. She took care of me. She gave me her shoulder to cry on. To lean to. She righted me how much of a blessing i am to the family… To frankie . and now to our children… And it just touched my heart and kept me going. She loved each and every one of us. She loved these grandchildren so much and shen she was wanted a shoulder i know these babies fixed her wounds and made them happy.
    I call her everyday if not every other day. To see how dyalisis was going. To tell her about my day about frankie and about our kids. She loved hearing from me about everything just as much as i love to call her and tell her. She knew everything about me… As my best friend. She basically had my brain. Im a quiet person..yet she understood me and id hardly have to say aanything. Shed just know. She was my answer for everthing. And she likes to think i was an angel sent down to save her son, my husband. But really shes been my aangel… Sent to me to keepme strong. Every conversation i remember was spoke like we were best friends…. And the mother of her grandbabies and the wife of her son. But more than just family. She was everything to me. She helped me through more than anyone will ever know. She understood me down to the core. She will be more thsn missed by me. But she always told me so much ill just keep with me and hold on to along the way. O wiwish I wish she could be here but thatd only be selfish of me because shes in a happier place. Shes where she needs to be now. But i need her too. So its not easy… But she needs me strong for my family now. I love her so much. This is not my goodbyem this is ny forver.

  16. amanda coleman
    April 15, 2015 10:33 am

    Where to even start. I put only my name because i know we all have different thoughts on how amazing she is. So i speak for myself. She is still here with us. I hear her in my mind and i feel her in my heart. Im not one to express my feelings…..but there is just so much to say about cheryl. Cheryl was simply amazing. She is my mother in law… But more of my mother. She is my best friend. She has believed in me more tgan i believed in myself. She was so strong. She was stubborn and knew right. Done right. Stood by God. Believed. Taught so many so much. She cared for anyone and everyone. She always knew an answer that guided us the right way.
    She has helped so many with so much.
    But for me…. She took care of me. She gave me her shoulder to cry on. To lean to. She righted me how much of a blessing i am to the family… To frankie . and now to our children… And it just touched my heart and kept me going. She loved each and every one of us. She loved these grandchildren so much and shen she was wanted a shoulder i know these babies fixed her wounds and made them happy.
    I call her everyday if not every other day. To see how dyalisis was going. To tell her about my day about frankie and about our kids. She loved hearing from me about everything just as much as i love to call her and tell her. She knew everything about me… As my best friend. She basically had my brain. Im a quiet person..yet she understood me and id hardly have to say aanything. Shed just know. She was my answer for everthing. And she likes to think i was an angel sent down to save her son, my husband. But really shes been my aangel… Sent to me to keepme strong. Every conversation i remember was spoke like we were best friends…. And the mother of her grandbabies and the wife of her son. But more than just family. She was everything to me. She helped me through more than anyone will ever know. She understood me down to the core. She will be more thsn missed by me. But she always told me so much ill just keep with me and hold on to along the way. O wiwish I wish she could be here but thatd only be selfish of me because shes in a happier place. Shes where she needs to be now. But i need her too. So its not easy… But she needs me strong for my family now. I love her so much. This is not my goodbyem this is ny fforver because i will hold on to you forever. I will continue to look to you for help.. And i will xontunie to take pictures of our family to share with you later. I will see you later cheryl. I live you so much. You were everything. Ive learned so much about you lately… I dont even want to share. But its precious to me.. And im going to keep it that way. I am going to wear your love. Display your love. Share your love. And be in your love. Make you proud. And remind these babies of theor mom and gamma and wife. I will be strong for you and never forget you but keep you eith us.

  17. amanda coleman
    April 15, 2015 11:13 am

    Oh cheryl, this isnt enough room to tell you how i feel. Im not one to usually show how i feel anyways. But you know me and everything i feel. You are amazing. Youre so thoughtful. You care about so many people. You are such a strong woman. You always knew what to do. You are loved by so many. But i speak for myself because theirs so much to day that everyone has their own story of you for thei. Life.
    You are so strong about family. You loved us all. Your grandbabies were like your bandage when. You needed it. They just filled your heart with joy. And laughter. You are so loving.. I say you are because i know your still here. I cant let you go i know thats selfish because your happy now. Your were youd want to be now…. But i still need you here. Youre not just my mother in law youre my best friend. I call you everyday if not every other day. You are my shoulder for everything. You helped me through so much. you bebelieve in me more than ive belived in myself. You always knew an answer for me. You always helped me. I can just call you anytime and youve been there everytime. Your so strong willed. You love God you stand by him. You love your family. You love helping people in anyway. You do anything you can. You cane every time and knew wzactly what to do. I love talking to you about anything when i call you. When i visit you have a ball you say because you just cherish watching your grandbabies grow. I am still going to talk to youbeach and everyday and call on you for help. Ill still take pictures for you to share later with you. I wont stop keeping you alive. I kust wish you could give my an answer when i need it more… Guide me… You always told me im a blessing im an angel sent from God to heel your son. But youve been my angel. My best friend. Weve talked about so much i only want to keep between us because it was so deep. So true and so heart filling. Im going to keep it with me. And never let go. I cant say enough how much i need yyou as my best friend. And mother. But i know youre looking over us and wanting to tell me to be strong. I will do everything you asked. I will never back down. I promise. Youre so amazing. I look to you for life. Im so glad i got to really know you and be such apart in your life. I will continue to make you proud. I will continue to hold your hand and ask for help. I will contine to have you as my best friend who i call to stand by my side for everythinf i choose. I will remember your smell. Your smile. Your laugh. Your kindness. Your way of thinking as it continues and guides me through life. I love you so much cheryl. I will stsy strong for you. Your so amazing. Ive learned so much from you. Im where i am in life because you helped me. You always showed me the good in everything. You never stopped holding my hand. And ill never let go of yours. Thank you for being everything to me that i havent been to myself. You know me like hardly any one has been able to see. You understood me like hardly any one can. Youre so true. So pure.so loving. So thoughtful. So STRONG. We have so many laughs i only repeat. So many times i will contunie to cherish. And i will rremember everything youve taught mme.. Theres just so much to talk about… Theres so much unanswered. So much to still see… So please stay with me.

    Im so glad you could meet maddie grace as you call her. And watch david grow everyday while we lived there. Im glad you got to come to the zoo with us. You cane to the house every time i called you answered everytime. You got ro wat h the babieswhile i worked. You got to see thwm all the time in which i am so glad we have these memories. Youve kept me and frankie alive. Together. And strong. O will remember it all. I will remind them daily of your love.
    I will continue everything we promised. I will fulfill your wishes… And continue to keep the name of the lord in these kids hearts and remind us that you are healed. Your happy. Your boo boos are fixed and your love is chersihed.
    I love you so very much xheryl.

  18. jamie johnson schools
    April 15, 2015 3:15 pm

    Cheryl was an amazing woman in faith, mother, and friend. she open her home for me as a child when no questions asked or concerns. she showered me with love and advice that i still use today. she made sure i made it to church every Sunday. i remember she let me drive her car when i was a teen to run Stephanie and i around town and i knock the mirror off the side of that old station wagon. i was scared to come back home. when we made it back home she just laugh and said it could had been much worst then a mirror she happy with me being honest with her. she let me drive the family to church all the time. she taught me how to make mashed potatoes, first time they exploded and hit the ceiling in her kitchen.she was a great mother to her own and many others.she was their when i needed a mother and treated me like her own. i know she loved Christ first and above all things, so even know she not here anymore she is home where we all will be with Christ family. i love you momma Cheryl!! thank you for the choices you made as a believer in Christ to live your life for him in returned u not only blessed your own but many many others.

  19. Monica
    April 15, 2015 5:03 pm

    Cheryl…. O moms how I used to call her ….am still in shock I really don’t knw wat to say….. Am really going to miss u Jess Jeremy dad Frankie StEpHaNiE all of u guys are my family I still can’t believe your gone I remember talking to u seeing u and the laughs we had an sad ur gone but ur never going to be forgetton thank u for everything we going to miss u a lot luv u rip….. And I luv u guys be strong

  20. Susan Smiley
    April 15, 2015 9:28 pm

    Like many other friends, I already miss this dear lady. A couple of years ago she and I made up names for each other. She was Lady Emma and I was Lady Clara. We had fun with that, being Sisters In Christ. She was my confidant, my buddy, and my fellow Crafter for Christ. I never knew her to complain about anything. She had her health concerns that quite honestly, I would not have been able to bear as well as she did. She took what the Lord gave her and didn’t doubt He had his reasons and a purpose for her. She had such a strong faith in Jesus and knew Him as her Savior. Cheryl participated in our weekly Bible Study and I loved hearing her read Scripture with emphasis. We will miss her input and frank comments. I loved her laugh, her smiles, her hugs and much more. She will remain in my heart just as all loved ones do. I am assured that she is enjoying eternal life in the glory of our Lord. I praise God for bringing her into my life and I thank God for special people like her. Rest in peace, dear Cheryl.

  21. Bonnie Schulmeister
    April 17, 2015 9:02 am

    My heart is heavy today, Cheryl will be laid to rest & I am unable to attend. Cheryl was such a warm loving & caring person. Cheryl was my sister-in-law her brother Ron was my husband, Ron loved his sister so very much & I am so glad we got to spend time with her & all the family on several occasions. Ron passed away 4 years ago this September & I know he was waiting at heavens gates to embrace his sister & welcome her to the kingdom of Heaven. I send all my Love & deepest sympathys to Frank, Steph & Willie, Jessica & Jeremy, Frankie & Amanda & Emily I know you are all hurting & grief is so very hard to deal with & please remember everyone deals with grief in their own way & time. Be kind to one another & keep the bond between yourselves as your Mom would have wanted. Cherish the special moments & good times you all shared, look thru pictures & smile & laugh at the wonderful memories that you will cherish & forever keep in your mind & heart. I Love & miss you are please take care ….Aunt Bonnie

  22. Michael Tidwell
    April 17, 2015 5:35 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Michael and the Cumberland Wholesale Tire family.

  23. Jessica Owen
    April 22, 2015 1:06 am

    Ive been on this wall so many times. I enter my name and email and then cant seem to write a comment. Theres just too much to say about my beloved mother. Words dont seem to express my love for her, my husband and son. She was a wonderful mom, mom in law, grandmother (gamma). I miss her so much it hurts just to type it. Life will never be the same. I will never let my son forget her. He loved her dearly. One of my favorite recent memories of them is at one of Dominics soccer games. She always attended. She was waiting for us to arrive. When we walked up Dominic got so excited and yelled ‘Gamma!’ while running and jumping into her arms. Her grandbabies were her life! Jeremy, along with my siblings spouses, were her kids just as much as her own children were. She welcomed them with loving and open arms. Im sad for me. Im sad for my dad, our family, siblings, friends and anyone who knew her. Im sad for the world as it was a much better place with her here. But i rejoice knowing that she is with our Savior! She is not hurting any longer. She is at peace. She always told us that when our Lord and Savior was ready to call her home she was ready to go. She didnt want us to be sad. She left a message saying she understands we will need to grieve. We will be sad for us. But she wants us to celebrate for her. She lived a wonderful life and will be missed but she is finally home. I wasnt ready for her to leave this world yet. But heaven knows our Lord knows better than us. I always have and always will believe that everything happens for a reason and in Gods time. Ma’s passing is not immune to that truth. When the funeral director asked us to describe her the room erupted. She was a loved woman. She touched so many people. She loved our Lord. Her family was always at the center of her life. Her charity work helped so many that will never know her. With her help so many hungry children learned of our Lords eternal love and got to eat food instead of dirt. (Yes, they ate dirt.) I did my best to follow all of her final wishes as she asked me to. I pray she would have been proud. I want to say thank you to my mother. She made me who i am today. I dont think i realized how much she loved me, how much she did for me, how much she sacrified for me until i had a child of my own. I loved her and cherished her even more after God gave me the beautiful gift of my son, Dominic. Thank you to everyone for all the prayers, cards, contributions to the charities, flowers, well wishes and love. As time passes please continue to think, especially, of my father. She is all he knows and is very lost without her. I want to make mention of a few people that were accidently left out of her obituary. I am so sorry that happened. She also had a sister, Evelyn Hilgart, that passed away a several years ago. She had a sister, Wendy Schulmeister, and a brother, Ben Schulmeister who passed away as children. Again, i am so very sorry to have left them out. I will see my mother again one day. Our Lord made sure of that! My sister put it best, we had her for so many years here on earth. It is now our brother Bens time to enjoy her. I know he was waiting for her. Theres so much more i could say but it wont fit on this page. So i would like to close with something i used to say to mom before i went to bed growing up and before i left her house as an adult. Forgive the spelling as i havent spelled german in a long time…
    Ich leibe du mine mutter. Tishu im das morgan. Du habben en goot nacht slefen.
    I love you my mother. Ill see you in the morning. You have a good nights sleep.

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