Mary E. Coleman of Ridgeland passed away on January 21, 2020, at the age of 104. 

Arrangements for a family graveside service will be made through Moore Funeral Home in Refugio, Texas. 

Mary was a native of Victoria, Texas, the daughter of James H. Coward and Mary E. Coward (formerly Mary E. Marmion). 

Mary was a homemaker until she was widowed in early life in 1967. She taught 5th grade at St. Richard School for a short time and then spent a number of years working at her chosen profession of librarian at St. Joseph High School, Northside Library, the University Center library and the St. Dominic Hospital library. She earned a Masters Degree in Library Science at age 59. 

Mary was an active member of St. Richard Catholic Church as well as the Petrol Club and the Cosmos Club where she enjoyed playing bridge. She was active with various volunteer activities including escorting blind adults to Catholic Mass, tutoring adults in reading and writing and serving meals at Stewpot Community Services. She was also proud of her participation in Mission Mississippi. 

She will be most remembered as a loving Mother by her four "boys" and a loving grandmother to her five grandchildren and three great grandchildren and will be deeply missed. 

She is survived by her sons, Reagan Coleman, Jr. (Carol) of Jackson, MS; Carter Coleman (Carla) of Little Rock, AR; Vincent Coleman (Bonnie) of Jackson, MS and Michael Coleman of New Orleans, LA.