Nina Mae (Abram) Coleman was born February 14, 1940, in Ardmore, Oklahoma to the late Philip and Blanche Nina (Brown) Abram. She was the older of two beautiful girls.
Nina’s early education began at Dunbar Elementary, and she graduated from Douglas High School - both in Ardmore, Oklahoma. For four years, she attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where she majored in Business Administration.
At an early age, Nina professed her faith and accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She was baptized at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ardmore, Oklahoma, under the leadership of the late Reverend A. C. Hanna. After moving to Dallas, Nina united with First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park under the leadership of Dr. J. Lee Foster. She continued her membership under the leadership of Dr. Gregory Foster. She served faithfully with the Scholarship Ministry and Women’s Mission until her health began to fail.
Nina met the love of her life, Richard "Buddy" Coleman, in Chicago, Illinois. They married on January 3, 1969, and moved from Chicago to Ardmore, Oklahoma, where they lived for several years until later moving to Dallas, Texas. The two shared a wonderful life together for over 50 years until his transition on June 29, 2020.
Nina was employed at Southwestern Bell/AT&T Telephone Company. She began her career in Chicago, later transferring to Ardmore and then to Dallas where she retired after 30 years of dedicated service. Aside from her management role in telecommunication, Nina’s love for cooking for family and friends led her to become a certified caterer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Blanche Abram; maternal grandparents, Benjamin "Ben" and Janie Brown; paternal grandparents, Richman and Lula Abram; and husband, Richard A. "Buddy" Coleman. Those left to cherish precious memories include her only sibling, Phyllis Abram-Hall (William) of San Antonio, Texas; brothers-in-law, Patrick Coleman (Lynda) of Florida and Gerry Coleman (Helen) of North Carolina; nieces - Kym-Toi Alston of Norfolk, Virginia, LaShaun Vinson of San Antonio, Texas, Erica Booker (Michael) of Dallas, Texas, and Trinitta Hall-Palmer(Kenneth) of Longview, Texas; nephews, Martin Coleman (Mary) of Houston, Texas and William Hall, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; cousins, Michael Brown (Brenda) of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Arber Murray (Sally) of Ardmore, Oklahoma; great-nieces and nephews - DaJon Alston, DeAsia Wyatt, Maya Alston, Malik Daniels, Khaliah Daniels, and Saige Patlan; and a host of other relatives, friends, and colleagues.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” - II Timothy 4:7
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