“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path.”
Madeline Carrol Johnson Coleman, a Baton Rouge native was born July 7, 1949, to the late William Johnson Sr. and Louise Palmer Johnson. She was educated in the East Baton Rouge Parish public school system. She was a graduate of Capitol High School in 1967 and furthered her education at Southern University and A&M College.
Madeline is remembered by her Rite Aid/Walgreens colleagues, customers, relatives, and friends as a woman who always extended her kind-hearted spirit and moral values to everyone she encountered; she never met a stranger! She was baptized at Elm Grove Baptist Church by the late Reverend J.R. Williams where she fellowshipped and began her relationship with God.
On March 11, 1980, she married her soulmate, Donald Ray Coleman, where they shared 33 years of blissful marriage. They shared the love of outdoors, gardening, family and watching the afternoon “stories” (soap operas). Although no biological children of their own, Madeline has a goddaughter, Nicole Johnson Rose, and assisted with the upbringing of her nieces, Kelly Johnson, Keiara Dabney and nephew James Johnson Jr.
Those left to cherish and celebrate Madeline’s devine memory are her siblings, Melvin Johnson Sr. (Berthell), Michael Johnson (Veronice), Terry Johnson (Deborah), Stephanie Robinson (Sirmaan), and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives/friends.
Madeline is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother, and husband, Donald Ray Coleman.
Madeline will always be remembered for her joyful personality, love of people, and warm smile.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, March 30, 2023, held at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. The interment will follow at Louisiana National Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Denham Springs, LA.