Timothy Lee Coleman

February 14, 1958 - March 30, 2009
Timothy Lee Coleman


Timothy Lee Coleman, 51, formerly of Lynchburg, VA, passed away March 30, 2009 at Britthaven of Wrightsville Beach.

Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents Otis and Lucille Coleman, and Claude and Mary Booth.

He was born in Lynchburg, VA, on February 14, 1958. He was a 1976 graduate of Brookville High School and worked for Brown Machines prior to his illness.

Tim is survived by his parents, Ralph and Claudine Booth Coleman, of Wilmington, NC; son Timothy Matthew Coleman and his mother Jill, of South Carolina; sister Robin Edney and husband Charles, of Wilmington, NC; brothers Ralph Warren Coleman, Jr. of Gardner, KS; and Martin Coleman and wife Julie, of Castle Hayne, NC; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and his dog Blue.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Special thanks to the staff of Britthaven of Wrightsville Beach and Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Tim was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 02, 2009
    Rebecca says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family in this tough time. Just remember that he is no longer in pain.

  • March 31, 2009
    Dave Rogers says:
    To the Coleman family, My thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Keep the memories close to your heart and remember that he is suffering no more

  • April 07, 2009
    George I Jackson III says:
    While reading I saw the name of Timothy, your loved one. So I wanted to take this time to express my condolence to you for your loss. I wanted to share a thought with you that comforted me when I loss a family member in death. The man Job in ( Job 14:14) asks" If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?". Happily Jesus answers in ( John 5:28,29)-" Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." Imagine a resurrection back to life and right here on earth.--( Ps.37:29)-“The righteous themselves will posses the earth. And they will reside forever upon it”. Jesus in ( John 5:28) was relaying a promise from his heavenly Father-(Jehovah-(Ps.83:18) ) who at (Titus 1:2) says is a " God who can not lie." Well I hope that you will be able to draw some comfort from these scriptural thoughts as I did.

  • April 14, 2009
    Debbie Bozeman says:
    I was very saddened by Tims' death notice.I knew Tim through my son David Brooks. David was a machinist for 18 years and he considered Tim his mentor. David also died December 16th, 2008.David died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. The girl he was living with at the time chose to "monitor him" in her words after he passed out at 4:00pm on Sat. she went to visit her mother, came home after 11:00 p.m.then called 911 at 3:am after his heart stopped. He lived for 40 hours in ICU. There is a hole in my heart that will never heal. I loved my son more than my own life and he was a wonderful young man, he just lost his battle with drugs and alcohol. He also leaves a young son that worshipped his Dad, Jacob is 11. David and Tim worked in some of the same machine shops and were friends outside of work. David said Tim was the best machinist he had ever known. Tim called David "night train", I know they had a special bond. David knew Jill well, he and Jacobs mother Christina visited them often. The only slight comfort I have right now is that they are both in heaven with no more pain and self loathing for not being strong enough to beat their addictions. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family, we will never get over our loss, we just have to learn to live with the hole left in our lives. Sincerely, Debbie Bozeman

  • April 14, 2009
    Debbie Bozeman says:
    My previous condolences didn't include my email: [email protected] I would love to hear from anyone that knew Tims' former work friends David Brooks and also Davids long time school friend Justin Frost committed suicide on the 8th of March 2009. He was at Davids funeral and seemed as sweet as ever. I'm sure Tim worked with him also, he too was at a number of machine shops in the area. If there is a need for machinists in heaven, they have some of the best!! Debbie Bozeman