Edward “Eddie” Coleman, 67, passed away on August 13, 2020, at his home in Alta Loma, CA. Graveside services will be held at 11:30am, September 14, 2020, at The Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Burial will immediately follow.
Eddie was born on July 9, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, to Leonard Coleman and Mary A. Coleman.
He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1971 and went on to join the United States Navy in August of that year. During his time in the Navy, he fought in the Vietnam War on the USS Denver. He received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy Unit Commendation. He was Honorably Discharged in 1973, achieving the rank of SN. After leaving the service, he worked as a Security Officer for the Brown Stone Rangers and then for Costco, where he started a family With Martha, Johnny, Jennifer, and Anthony. Eddie loved the children very much.
In 2016 Eddie met the love of his life, Juanita, and proposed to her in 2017. They were happily engaged for 3 years. Eddie was a member of Victory Bible Church International in Upland, CA.
Eddie, also known as" Thunder" because of his baritone voice, enjoyed singing in the male choir. He also enjoyed collecting family photos, sending his loved ones inspirational messages, attending concerts, dining out, and putting a smile on the faces of those around him.
Edward is predeceased by his mother, Mary A Coleman, father Leonard Coleman, brother Elmer Coleman, and Phillip Coleman.
Edward is lovingly remembered by his uncle James Jones, sisters LoNella Garrison and Rosita Edison, brothers Maurice Ecung, Leonard Coleman, Ernest Ecung, Ketrin Coleman, Orlando “Landy” Ecung, Ramon Ecung, Garfield Ecung, Mario Ecung, cousins Marlene Denmon, Sandy Smith, Tianna Casimir, nieces LoRena Amos, Desiree Coleman, nephews Jeffery Coleman, Anthony Garrison, great-nieces Kristina Garrison-Clark, Marley Coleman, Aubria Walk, great-nephews Aaron McConnell, Dominique Quinones, Elias Walk and a Host of great-great nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends,
Memorial donations may be made to Disable Veteran, DAV.org - Disabled American Veterans Charity.
Our Wonderful Brother, with a Heart of Gold, you will be truly missed. You are now with God, Our Heavenly Father, looking down on us. May you Rest in Peace until we meet again.
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