Harper Prayer Chapel
Jane Williams Coleman died on October 18, 2023.
She was born on Christmas Day, 1925 in West Point, GA, the daughter of Lois Jennings Williams and Frank Bridges Williams and sister to her beloved brother Frank B. Williams, Jr., “Bit”.
She attended Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA as well as a year at Parsons School of Design in New York City before marrying Robert E. Coleman in 1952, a marriage that served as an example of love and devotion for 56 years.
Together, she and Bob built a life based on commitment, love for their family and service to others. They accomplished shared goals that required family moves from Georgia to Connecticut and finally to Bob’s hometown, Greenville, in 1969, making lifelong friendships and traveling the world in the process.
Jane was perhaps best known and loved for her kind, gracious spirit, her generosity and persistent optimism. She was also blessed with a creative nature, always eager to explore new crafts and develop new skills. One such endeavor lead to joining with
other church members to establish a Needlepoint Guild at First Presbyterian Church to produce large-scale pieces still seen throughout the church. She also loved gardening and was a member and past president of the Wildwood Garden Club. For many years
she tended over 30 rose bushes, bringing joy to others in sharing beautiful bouquets.
Jane’s love of dogs meant there was always at least one in her household, several of whom were rescues. And perhaps her greatest joy was in time spent with her grandchildren.
Throughout her life Jane was grateful for her many blessings and was dedicated to giving back to her community. Whether volunteering her service on Church committees, in the Greenville Little Theatre ticket office, on the Board of the YMCA of Greenville to name a few, she gave generously of her time in serving others.
Jane is survived by her children: Deborah Aughtry of Campobello, SC; Elizabeth Aughtry and her husband, David of Atlanta, GA; Robert Coleman of Wilmington, NC; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Harper Prayer Chapel at First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601 or to the charity of your choice.
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