Theo J. Coleman

April 25, 1951 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Theo Coleman Obituary

     On Sunday, November 5, 2023, Theo J. Coleman beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother (Mam/Mammy), and Great- Grandmother unexpectedly passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home. Theo was born on April 25, 1951; the daughter of the late Ivan Bilbay & Louis (Neville) Bilbay. Theo was raised by her loving grandparents Charles & Minnie Neville. Theo lived a wonderful life surrounded by people she loved the most. She spent her younger years working for Bloomsburg Mill, Sylvania, and Truck lite. After retirement you could find Theo at the river lot on the weekends, or simply just enjoying family and friends. 

     Theo loved dancing, butterflies, animals, QVC shopping, and mountain rides to enjoy the fall foliage and wildlife. On any given day if you were to walk into her home you would find Theo watching QVC- buying the things she thought were “awesome.”  Theo’s biggest love and greatest accomplishment was her family. She had endless love, understanding, and compassion for every single person in her family, her friends and anyone who was in need. Theo made sure everyone knew how much she loved you. If you asked her about her grandchildren, Theo would proudly share their achievements, then happily show you all the pictures. 

Theo is survived by her husband Richard (Buckwheat/ Larry) L. Coleman Jr, whom she spent fifty-one beautiful years with. Great uncle-LaRue Neville, Brothers- Herschel, Ivan and Kim Bilbay, sister- Leanna Bilbay, Sons- Richard (Sly) L. Coleman III (wife: Laura Coleman), BJ L. Coleman. Grandchildren - Cadence, Kya, Reya Coleman, Debbie Clark, Brayden, Zachery, Toby, Rydhan, & Ollie Coleman, Gage, & Austin Murray, Takota Bennett. Great Grandchildren- Addalynn & Payton Coleman

A celebration of life will be held at the Gamble Farm Inn on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 3:00pm. The family is requesting that anyone who had the great honor of knowing Theo come out and celebrate the amazing person she was. Famous words from Mam " I love you to the moon and back, and butterfly kisses to the end of time". Theo will be deeply missed by her family and friends. All donations can be sent to: Welker Funeral Home.


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Celebration of Life
November 26, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gamble Farm Inn
311 N Main St
Jersey Shore, PA 17740


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