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Gerise A. Coleman
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Obituary for Gerise A. Coleman

PEORIA – Gerise A. Coleman, 61, of Peoria, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at Fondulac Woods Rehabilitation in East Peoria.

Gerise was born on April 8, 1956, to Benjamin J.J. and Josie Mae (Coleman) Smith.

Gerise is survived by her father; her daughters, Tamara (Gayland Sanders) Coleman, Tara (Nakia) Coleman Alexander, and Tacira (Cavanti) Williams; her grandchildren, Terrika, Taland, Takya, Tamari, and Cavanti, II; her siblings, Pierre Coleman, Kerwin Smith, Latisha Smith of Texas, Orlando Ray Smith, Pamela, Andre, Katari, Malik, Nilija, and Tamia Smith; several special nieces and nephews; and several special aunts and uncles.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Josie Mae Coleman; her brother, Eric Smith; her special grandparents, Lonnie and Ethel Mae “Sunshine” Butler.

Gerise is a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Peoria. She was a program assistant at the University of Illinois Extension.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Peoria with Rev. Cleo Dailey, Jr. officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037.

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

305 S. Madison Park Terrace
PEORIA, IL 61605





11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church

305 S. Madison Park Terrace
PEORIA, IL 61605

Cemetery Details


Lutheran Cemetery

914 S. Pleasant Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Memorial Contribution

ALS Association

Gift Processing Center
PO Box 37022
Boone, iA 50037-0022

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