Rebecca Lucretia Burns Coleman

COLUMBIA – Rebecca “Dice” Coleman was born February 12, 1917, in the town of Blaney in Kershaw County, South Carolina. She was a daughter of the late Charlie and Mamie Jones Burns. God called Rebecca home on Saturday, October 24, 2015. She was 98.

For more than 28 years, Mrs. Coleman worked for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a Nurse’s Aide at Crafts-Farrow State Hospital.

She was a member for Fort Clark Baptist Church in Elgin, South Carolina, where she served as a Deaconess, Pulpit Aide, sang with the Senior Choir and was a Missionary for many years until her health declined.

She is survived by: her children, Eleanora (Arthur) Coleman-Edmonds and Bobby

K. Coleman; a sister, Nora White; grandchildren: Teresa (Alvin) Strong, Twanna Coleman, Jeneral Canty, Bobbie S. (Doug) Dantzler, Twanna Coleman and Bobby Jr.; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and caring friends, especially her caregivers of Private Duty.

The Homegoing Service for Rebecca will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Fort Clark Baptist Church, 421 Veterans Row, Elgin, with burial in the church cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, 2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Obituary Information:

October 30, 2015  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
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