April 15, 1947 ~ Sept. 16, 2011

Funeral services were held Monday, September 19, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Ibert’s Mortuary for Thomas Bernard Coleman, 64, a Franklin native and resident of Baldwin since 1973, who passed away Friday, September 16, 2011, at 7:20 a.m., at Franklin Foundation Hospital.

Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Baldwin. Deacon Gerald Bourg officiated the services.

Survivors include his wife, of 44 years, Cecile Breaux Coleman of Baldwin; one son, Keith John Coleman and his wife, Susan, of Charenton; three daughters, Kimberly C. DeMahy and her husband, Lee, of Baldwin; Kiersten C. Alexander and her husband, Geoff, of Charleston, Illinois; and Kourtney C. Takeda and her husband, Alex, of Monroe; one sister, Sharon C. Steubing and her husband, Clem, of Gainesville, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Katie, Kevin, Lexi and Linzi Coleman, Maci and Brooklyn Mayon, Noah DeMahy, Braelyn and Kinley Alexander and Ella Belle Takeda; and his dog, Jo-Jo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Thomas Coleman and Isabel “Belle” Verret Coleman; father and mother-in-law, Chester and Dell Breaux; son-in-law, Chris P. Mayon; and brother-in-law, Armand Breaux.

A gathering of family and friends was held Monday, from 10 a.m. until service time, at Ibert’s Mortuary, with the rosary being prayed at 12:30 p.m.

The family extended their deepest gratitude to his caregiver, Sherry Carter.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Ibert’

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