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Clarence Coleman

May 18, 1947 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

On May 18, 1947, Clarence Coleman was born in Summerville, South Carolina to the late Henry and Essie Coleman. He was known by many by his nickname "Rann." Clarence became infected with polio at a young age, but with the help of his sister Annie Ruth, he learned to walk and overcame the paralyzing disease. He refused to let it bring him down or limit what he could or could not do. Clarence attended Alston High School and was a proud graduate of the class of 1965. He was so much more than his struggles, overcoming his disabilities. While he was disabled by polio, he was enabled by determination. For as long as he was physically able, Clarence's professional work journey included automotive shops and various construction jobs. In 2010, post-polio Syndrome returned to Clarence's body, and he gradually lost muscle strength and the use of his legs. Clarence was joined in holy matrimony with Mrs. Betty
Washington for ten years. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world and was the subject he often mentioned. He was passionately proud of his nieces and nephews and always tried his best to support them. He was very passionate about calling family members on their birthdays. Clarence departed this life on January 26, 2022. The family is deeply saddened by his sudden death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Essie; sisters, Annie Ruth Coleman and Saffphire Rockwell, and a sister-in-law, Joyce Willis.
He leaves to cherish his memories his lovely wife, Betty; his brother, Noah Coleman, Sr.; Betty’s son, Ed Jenkins; daughter, Stephanie Washington; thirteen grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
February 1, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Albert A. Glover Funeral Home
113 Bryan St
Summerville, SC 29483

Funeral Service
Wednesday
February 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Brownsville Cemetery
579 Pidgeon Bay Road
Summerville, SC 29483

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