(ROCKWALL, TX — August 2, 2017) Barbara Coleson, age 79, of Rockwall, TX, passed away July 31, 2017. She was born December 28, 1937, in Marshall County, IL, to Charles Warren Mathewson and Harriet Marie Dalrymple. Barbara was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Lunch Bunch Club. She enjoyed volunteering her time and services to the Friends of the Rockwall County Library, Meals on Wheels, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County, the Downtown Merchants Association, the Rockwall Woman’s League, the Rockwall Farmer’s Market, Rockwall Summer Musicals and the Education Foundation for Rockwall ISD.
Barbara is survived by her loving children: Faith Jones and husband Douglas of Georgetown, TX, Amy Peeler of Bonham, TX, and R.J. Coleson of Rockwall; mother: Harriet Rediger of Round Rock, TX; and grandchildren: Emily Jones of Georgetown, Tanna Bible and husband David of Georgetown, Gemma Jones and husband Daniel Stone of League City, TX, Margaret Adams and Chrystal Kitchen of Gun Barrel City, TX, Amy Adams of Greenville, TX, Faith Rich and husband Micah of Bonham, Rebel Peeler of Bonham, Jett Peeler of Bonham and Cole, Drake, Hunter, Zane and Wyatt Coleson of McKinney, TX; along with thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Harry and Bertha Dalrymple; father: Charles Mathewson; husband: Ronald Coleson; and daughter: Beth Adams.
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Friday, August 4, 2017, at The Performing Arts Center at Herman E. Utley Middle School, 1201 TL Townsend Dr., Rockwall 75087, with Tiffany Wright officiating. Doug Jones, Micah Rich, Rebel Peeler, Jett Peeler, David Bible, Daniel Stone and Margaret Adams are serving as pallbearers. A reception will be held following the service for all of Barbara’s family and friends at the Chandler’s Landing Yacht Club located at 501 Yacht Club Dr., Rockwall 75087.
Memorials in Barbara’s name can be made to the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County at 1350 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087 or online at www.rockwallcac.org, the Rockwall Summer Musicals at www.rockwallsummermusicals.org or to the Friends of the Rockwall County Library at www.friendsrockwall.com/donate/.
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