Mary Frances Coleman

1938 - 2021



Mary Frances Coleman, 82, of Lewisburg, PA, formerly of Annapolis, MD, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Riverwoods in Lewisburg.

She was born March 20, 1938 in Chattanooga, TN, the daughter of the late Cecil Fletcher Holland and Alice (Carden) Holland. She grew up in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and in 1979 married James E.M. Coleman. Together they shared 32 happy years in Annapolis, Maryland before his death in 2011.

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Jean Lawlor Cohen

March 2, 2021 11:28 AM

Mary Frances and I met  when we were teenagers, and I have pictures (somewhere) of us lazing around the club pool  near her family’s Camp Bell. I always looked forward to her visits in Lebanon, Tennessee, where our family ties go back before the Civil War. She was fun to be with, because she had a slightly rebellious attitude and spoke her mind. We bonded over our desire to see the world. Later we enjoyed times in Maryland where I now live near her childhood home.  Bless all of you Hollands.  Jean Lawlor Cohen

Allison Kauffman

February 25, 2021 3:50 PM

Mary Frances was a wonderful lady that I only got to know for 6 months, but she left a lasting impression on my heart.  She was kind to everyone at RiverWoods and was anxious to get to know all of her neighbors.  She was warm, genuine and friendly to all she met.  She will be dearly missed at RidgeCrest by all who were lucky enough to meet her.  Keya will also be missed! Keya loved walking the grounds at RiverWoods and made everyone smile who passed by during the outdoor excursions.  Prayers to all of her family during this time.  

Martha Turner

February 25, 2021 9:51 AM

I was blessed to know Mary Francis and Keya for five years. I was so sad when she moved. But I knew it was better for her to be near her loving family in PA. Mary Francis was always a cheerful person and thoughtful , she was always thinking of other people. She and I shared the same views on many things. She loved to write letters and send cards. On every occasion, I would receive a lovely card! I was enjoying sending her cards to PA. She loved her dog Keya, I hope Keya can adjust to her absence. My sympathy to her beloved sisters and brother. 

Michael Matthews

February 23, 2021 12:53 AM

Mary Frances oh how I will miss our lunches those afternoons at AYC were filled with laughter and giggles. Always a good friend and a true lady. Heavens gain is our loss. I feel very privileged to have known you. Rest in paradise dear friend.

Jan Greene

February 22, 2021 6:44 PM

Mary Frances and I were neighbors since I moved into our community in 1986. It wasn’t until Jim (as Mary Frances would say) “went to heaven”, that we became close, dear friends, sharing many things. I so wish we had started earlier.
I have missed her so much since she moved to Lewisburg, but was so hopefully looking forward to seeing her in her new place.
She was one of the kindest, smartest, remarkable person I have ever known. A true Southern lady. I am so honored that she considered me a friend.
I miss her terribly!

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