Elwood Ransom Coleman, Jr., age 65, born August 3, 1947 in
Jasper, Florida to Elwood and Merle Anita Young-Coleman, passed away
peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas after a courageous
battle with leukemia.
Elwood proudly served his
country with the U. S. Army and retired as a Command Sergeant Major.
During the last several years in the military, Elwood earned numerous
awards as an instructor at the Sergeants Major Academy at Ft. Bliss,
Following his military service, Elwood completed his
working career in New Orleans, Louisiana with the Orleans Parish
He was also a very proud member of the Sons of
Confederate Veteran's, following the lineage of military service of his
great-grandfather, Pvt. William Allen Coleman of the First Georgia
Cavalry who served in the Civil War.
A visitation will be held today from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00
p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234
A funeral service with full military honors will be
held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013 in the chapel of Houston
National Cemetery, 10410 Veteran's Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas on
Friday, April 12, 2013.
(courtesy of Karen Lovy)
Grave marker for Elwood Ransom Coleman, Jr. in Section U,
Site 0369 of the Houston National Cemetery, Houston (Harris County),
NOTE: CSM Coleman served in the 508th
Airborne several times as follows:
Jan 65-Aug 65 C Co.1-508 Dominican Republic;
72-Mar 74 B Co.1-508;
May 79-Nov 81 A Co. 1-508;
Nov 81-Dec 82 Hq Co.
Jan 83-Feb 86 C Co.1-508.