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June 2, 1952 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Glenda Ann Justice Coleman, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, January 10 at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

Glenda entered the world on June 2, 1952 and was lovingly chosen by Glenn Floyd and Stella Ann Justice to be a part of their family. Glenda graduated from Middlesboro High School with the Class of 1970, then attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Monterey Peninsula College, and the University of Alabama majoring in Business Administration and Real Estate.

Following graduation, she joined the Kentucky National Guard in 1974 and later transferred to Active Duty in 1975 with the United States Army. During her roughly 20 years with the Army, she served in various units across the United States; Giessen, Germany; and Corozal, Panama. From 2001 to 2009 she worked as a civilian for the U.S. Coast Guard using her skills as a property specialist.

As an active member of the First Christian Church of Middlesboro for many years, her servant’s heart poured much love and hard work into the committees in which she served. Her special gift was organizing church dinners with her own expertly canned green beans, renowned beef brisket, and many other special recipes she had perfected over the years.  On many Sundays her nimble fingers played the piano -- often starting with her favorite hymn “He,” which she played with confidence and abounding joy.

In 2016 she married the love of her life John William Coleman of Middlesboro. Inseparable from “I do,” Johnny Bill and Glenda spent hours together breaking beans, walking their adored dog Ashley, working puzzles, and cooking new recipes together. They knew how to weave around each other in the kitchen like a dance when they were preparing the Thanksgiving dinner together for their family and friends.

Glenda is preceded in death by her mother Stella Ann Walden Justice and her father Glenn Floyd Justice. She is survived by her beloved husband, John William Coleman of Harrogate; her sister Mary Francis Wilson of Lafollette and children. Bonus daughter Johnna Coleman Shockley and grandchildren Benjamin Shockley and Evelyn Shockley. Sister-in-law: Donna Coleman (Wayne) Robertson. Nieces: Cynthia Robertson (Ben) Hannah; Christin Robertson (Nathan) Carter with children Miles and Mia. Special Cousins: Greg and Sue Walden Lake with children Michael and Stacy; Samuel and Linda Walden with children Christopher, Andrew, and Samantha; Donnie and Vickie Walden and children; Faye (Bob) Garwood; Ruchia (Jim) Sporre; Connie Brock; and a whole host more cousins and friends near and far.

A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17 at First Christian Church of Middlesboro with Pastors Astor Simpson and Brian Kearns officiating.

Receiving of friends will begin at 2:00 p.m. until the service time at 3:00 p.m. There will be a private graveside service at a later date. Please make donations in memory of Glenda Ann Justice Coleman to First Christian Church’s Kitchen Ministry.

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