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Mrs. Sonja Lafaye Hunter-Coleman

December 11, 1965 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 55)

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   Sonja Lafaye “Faye” Hunter-Coleman was born to the late Allen and T. Bertha Hunter, a general laborer and homemaker, respectively, in Rosedale, Mississippi on December 11, 1965.   

  Faye attended Rosedale Elementary School and West Bolivar High School.  She was always academically inclined, therefore, excelling in school.  She furthered her education at Mississippi Valley State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

   Faye was a firm believer in God who received Christ as her Savior and accepted the way of salvation as it unfolds in the gospel.  She professed a love for Christ and was baptized according to Acts 2:38. Whereas, she repented from her sins, was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and filled with the Holy Ghost.  She was a long-serving member of the New Testament Church of the Orthodox Apostolic Faith in Clinton, Mississippi currently pastored under the leadership of Apostle Edward L. Taylor.

   Faye was destined for a time to love with the love of her life Cedric Coleman.  Mississippi Valley State University is where their love story began.  She arrived at MVSU in 1983 and her presence was immediately made known. Not because of a bad reputation but because you knew she was a child of God.  They were married May 12, 1990 and to that union were born three amazing children.

   Faye was an educator at heart as exemplified by her tenure with the Clinton Public School District and the Jackson Public School District until her retirement at 28 years of service. She was kind and soft spoken, but firm.  Her positive teacher-student relationships will forever have long-lasting effects on their social, emotional, and academic developments. She always had time to answer a question or solve a problem, no matter who or how small. She never met a stranger because her smile embodied her personality…. big, bright, welcoming, and loving.

   Sonja LaFaye “Faye” Coleman, 55, went to her heavenly home on March 4, 2021 after a valiant battle with a long illness surrounded by her loved ones.  Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.

  Faye leaves to mourn her loss a loving and devoted husband of 30 years: Cedric L. Coleman; three children: LaSonja DeShaye, Chenequia, and Cedtavious; three grandchildren, her “G-Babies”: Nehemiah, Noah, and Brookelyn Faith.  She also leaves seven siblings: Allen (Mandy) Hunter, Herman (Pairlee) Hunter, Terry (Mary) Hunter, Bridget Hunter, Adrienne Holiday, Stephanie Hunter, and Chandra Hunter.   She also leaves cherished memories with a sister-in-law Elnora (Johnny) Richardson, mother-in-law Dorothy Coleman, two brothers-in-law Roderick (Linda) Coleman and Gregory (Andrea) Coleman, two uncles Jimmy (Ida) Harris, Larry (Danielle) Fullilove, an aunt Alma (Avan) Keyes, four longstanding best and loyal friends of 38 plus years Samantha Vail, Evelyn Hinton, Patricia Jones, and Diane Daley-McKay, a Godson Bobby Harris, Jr., a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, church members, and the community.

   We know that Faye is no longer in pain and is now enjoying the warmth and peace of our heavenly Father.  She was predeceased in death by her parents Allen and T. Bertha Hunter, her sister Dorie Hunter, her brother John Richardson, and her nephew JaaKovis Ford.

 Visitation Hours will be held Saturday 03/13/2021 from 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home.  The Funeral Service will be held Sunday 03/14/2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Peoples Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Belmont Cemetery,  Raymond, MS.

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American Legion Service
March 11, 2021

4:00 PM

March 13, 2021

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peoples Funeral Home
886 North Farish Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Funeral Service
March 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Peoples Funeral Home Chapel
886 North Farish Street
Jackson, MS 39202

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