Mildred Perry Coleman, long time resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at her apartment at Heritage House, Vicksburg, MS. Mildred was the widow of James L. Coleman, who predeceased her in 1993. She was also the youngest daughter of Robert E. Perry and Harriette Riddle Perry of Rienzi, Mississippi, both deceased, and the youngest sibling of Ellis R. Perry, Robert E. Perry, Norvel H. Perry, James P. Perry, and Nancy E. Perry, all deceased. She and her husband had two children, James L. Coleman, Jr., and Nancy C. Coleman, and three grandchildren, Brian P. Coleman, John M. Barnes, and Daniel A. Barnes, all surviving.
Mildred was a graduate of Booneville (MS) High School and Murray State Teachers College (now University), Murray, KY. After graduating from Murray State, she moved to West Point, MS, where she was an award-winning high school band director until she resigned her position in order to marry her husband and move to Vicksburg. For many years, she taught Bible at Porter’s Chapel Academy, Vicksburg, MS.
Her children wish to thank the staff and management of Heritage House Retirement Center for the care and friendship they showed Mildred over the past four years. In addition, they are appreciative for the kindness and compassion that her caregivers with Squire’s Companion & Compassion Services LLC and those at St. Joseph Hospice provided.
A visitation will be Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg, with a funeral service following at 2:00 P.M. in the Glenwood Funeral Home in chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg. Rev. Scott Reiber will officiate.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or French Camp Academy, French Camp, MS 39745.
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