March 7, 1948 - February 21, 2019
Ms. Patricia Ann Gist Coleman was born in Columbia, South Carolina on March 7, 1948. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, February 21, 2019. She attended Fairwold Elementary and Middle Schools and graduated from C. A. Johnson High School in 1966. Ms. Coleman retired in 2011 from Trident Technical College (Charleston, SC) after more than thirty years (30) of service in a variety of capacities. Upon returning to Columbia, SC., in 2012, she became involved in several community organizations in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, as well as the C.A. Johnson Alumni Association (Class of ’66). Much of her time was dedicated to her favorite pastime of sewing, interior designing and traveling. Ms. Coleman was a devoted member of Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. Church where she served in various roles and committees. She faithfully served on The Floral Club, The Justice Ministry, The Pulpit Aid, and the Food & Hospitality Committee. Ms. Coleman also served as a Trustee and Class Leader (#6); she also received the honor of being Chappelle Memorial 2017-2018 Woman of the Year. Ms. Coleman was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Lomas Gist, Sr. (2012) and Mrs. Mary K. Gist (2016). Ms. Coleman leaves to cherish her precious memories her three children: Ronald (Natalia) Coleman, Anita M. James, and Donna Coleman-Barr; five grandchildren: Brian (Joy) Gillard, Summer (Kevin) Trepen, Taylor Coleman, Amanda James, and Alexander Middleton; three great grandchildren: Archer Trepen, Ethan James, and Paislee Greer; her brother, Mr. Lomas (Walla) Gist, Jr. of Elgin, South Carolina. She also leaves to mourn her two nephews: Anthony (Shineka) Gist and Lomas Gist III; her best friend Ms. Elease J. Holmes; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.
Ms. Patricia Ann Gist Coleman was born in Columbia, South Carolina on March 7, 1948. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, February 21, 2019. She attended Fairwold Elementary and Middle Schools and graduated from C. A. Johnson High School... View Obituary & Service Information
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