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Celebrating the life of

Edward G. Coleman, Jr.

March 17, 1958 - March 19, 2024

Edward G. Coleman, Jr.

Edward Gus Coleman, Jr., affectionately known as “Edward G”, a proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away on March 19, 2024.

The son of Charlesetta Coleman and the late Edward Gus Coleman, Sr., Edward was born March 17, 1958, and raised in Savannah, Ga. He attended the Savannah Chatham County Public School System and graduated from Windsor Forest High School in 1977.

In 1978, Edward enlisted in the United States Army and valued this service highly, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class - Drill Sergeant. He served his country with honor and bravery, demonstrating unwavering dedication during his time in the military. His selflessness and courage inspired all who knew him.

During his military career, Edward developed lifelong relationships with fellow soldiers all over the world including Korea, Germany, Texas, Georgia, California, Missouri, and Virginia. He earned many skillset certificates from computer technology to leadership training and was awarded several medals and honors.

In 1998, upon retirement in Fort Hood, Texas, Edward decided to relocate back to his roots in Savannah, GA, where he brought his skills to the local U.S. Postal Service and Comdoc Business Solutions, before he ultimately retired for good.

Off the battlefield, Edward was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and cousin, prioritizing his family above all else. He was a pillar of strength, offering guidance, love, and support to his children throughout their lives.

Destiny would have it that he met the love of his life, Maxine Coleman, in 1992 during his military tenure in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. It was love at first sight and they made a lifelong vow to their union of 32 years, which was upheld until his very last breath.

In addition to his wife and mother previously mentioned, Edward is also survived by his children: Antwan [Veda] of Savannah, Andre [Coris] of Savannah, Brandon [Erica] of Jonesboro AR, Mildred of Wynne AR, Shadavia, Andrea, and Tuesday (all of Savannah). Additionally, Edward will be sorely missed by his grandchildren: Marquis, Tevin, Jenyla, Nadia, Saadique, Tyler, Twan’dasia, Londyn, Logan, Bryce, Owen, Andreya, Chanlor, Braylyn, Leilani, Andre, Liam, and Ivy. Lastly, Edward will be forever remembered by his sisters: Regina [Phillip] and Debbie, sisters-in-law: Cynthia, Joann, Brenda, and Lawanda (all of Arkansas) brothers-in-law: Johnny [Betty], Ricky, Randy (all of Arkansas), and Courtney (of Texas) a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, Allen, Steve and Denesen (special cousins), Arthur (best friend), Derick (a special son), Zhylebria (a special granddaughter), and his furry companion, Little. In addition to his late father, Edward was preceded in death by his youngest son, Andrew, and granddaughter Twan’tasia.

A visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00, Wednesday, March 27, 2024, followed by a  funeral service at 11:00, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors  Hodgson Chapel. Interment will follow with military honors at 2:00, at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina. 




I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie. Your family has my deepest condolences. I pray that God gives you strength and continues to bless you.

- Jennifer Hall, Savannah, GA

Family & Friends, my deepest condolences on the transition of dear Eddie. You were a pillow of the community in every sense of the word. Our corner of “The Bluff” up there will be strengthened by your grace. Love you little brother Glenn Wiley/Aviano Italy

- Glenn Wiley, Aviano , Italy

So sorry to hear about our beloved Eddie condolences to the family. One more white baby gone but never forgotten love u Eddie until we meet again.

- Fran Ferguson , Sav, Ga 31419

Please accept Our deepest condolences for the loss of Eddie our family and friend forever. Those who touch our lives remain in our hearts forever.

- The Lindseys , Lithonia , GA

My condolences to my cousins family Maxine and children. As my 1st cousin I will truly miss him I thank God for the great times we spent together .

- Steven and Takisha Hayes, Mcleansville, , North Carolina

You all have my sympathy and I love you all.Eddie was a wonderful, sweet,kind, loving person who had a smile that light up the room. We are going to miss you Eddie Rip God's beautiful Angel

- Tonya Simmons, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the entire Coleman Family.

- McPhaul , Savannah , Ga

Sincerest condolences to my family. We will all miss that smile that would light up the room. RIP Eddie, we know God got you.

- Kathy Midddleton Thomas, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the Coleman Family. God is your comforter . Eddie will be truly be missed by all that knew him. Eddie and I were stationed together at Fort Hood TX. He was and out standing Soldier and a friend. Take your rest my comrade in Arms. My prayers for the family. Larry Myers .

- Larry G Myers, Savannah, GA

I'm so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family.

- Deidra Martin, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Sending much love to the family.

- Deirdre Jones, Greensboro , NC

My thoughts and prayers are with the Coleman family. No words are caring enough to take away sorrow. Please know that you all are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

- Mary Simmons and Family , Savannah , Georgia

I am so very sorry for the loss of Edward Coleman- he was always with a beautiful smile, and never knew him to be upset- he always greeted with the most joyful attitude and just made you feel loved - A good man who loved his wife and proud to show it- love is always in the air - was his spirit he put out! My heart goes out to each and everyone! Lean on the happy and all good memories this will keep his life amongst all who were close to him- Watch my boy Marvin Jr. And you guys send some shine down here ons earth- Rest in Paradise- love Kimberly Battise and children*

- Kimberly Battise, Savannah/Atl, Ga

I can't seem to find the words to express how broken my heart is because this man is the epitome of great! I couldn't ask for a better dad - a better example of a man - a better role model - a better soul mate to my mom. I'll miss our long conversations, all the holidays and special occasions we celebrated, the birthday we share, Sunday dinners, and most importantly the warmest smile in the world. No matter what the day dealt him, I was always greeted with a big smile and "hey baby girl"! Grief comes in many forms but I can truly say for every tear I cry, I have 10 great memories that I'll forever cherish! CHEERS TO THE LAST BIRTHDAY WE CELEBRATED TOGETHER!

- Bessie, Savannah, GA

To the family of my best friend. To think of Eddie brings tears to my eyes and heart. He was such a a wonderful person. My prayer for you family is the you would have the peace of the Lord that will get you through this time. God Bless you all and keep you is my Prayer.

- Donna McCoy Conyers, Savannah, GA

Sending condolences to the family! Eddie and I grew up together and I will miss him!

- Llona Sams-Bonds , Savannah, Georgia

A truly kind person with a big smile that he always wore. He will definitely be missed.

- Pearl Balcom, Savannah, GA

Daddy, Words cannot describe the loss I feel saying farewell to you, But heaven chose to give you wings and now it’s time you flew. I wish that we could have more time, that God had let you stay. Forever would not be long enough but I would take one day. I wish I had just one more chance to see that tender smile, to laugh with you again my dad just for a little while. Gone too soon, but not forgotten, forever you will remain, my guiding light, my shining star, until I see your face again! Love your daughter Renee

- Andrea Renee’ Coleman, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel