Eric Douglas Coleman

Sunrise: February 21, 1951

Sunset: April 5, 2024

During the early morning sunrise on April 5th, the love of my life, Dr. Eric Douglas Coleman, was called home to be with the Lord. Eric was born to Thomas and Alice Coleman on February 21, 1951, in New York. Eric was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Kenny Taylor, and Thomas E. Coleman. 

Eric graduated from Port Richmond High School (NY) and continued his educational journey by earning a bachelor’s degree from The College of Staten Island (NY), a master’s degree from Old Dominion University (VA), and a doctorate degree from The George Washington University (DC).  Eric served 4 years in the United States Airforce specializing in (hydraulic Controls). Eric retired from the United States Department of Energy where he served as the Director of the Office of Learning and Workforce Development. He also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.  Eric also worked for the University of Virginia as a Senior Organization/Leadership Development Consultant; Virginia Department of Transportation as a Learning and Development Manager; and Northrop Grumman as Program Administrator. 

Eric is survived by his wife Sheryl Johnson. His children Idaiah Coleman, Shomari Coleman, Eshe Coleman (Chane), Gyasi Coleman, stepdaughters LaShelle Arnold (Matthew) and Dr. Shereeta Ashenfelter (Daniel) and Geoffery Coleman (Trina) His sisters, Marcia Coleman Smith, Sigrid Taylor, and brother Richard Coleman (Edna), and aunt, Shirley Artis. He also leaves to cherish his memory grandchildren, great grands, a host of other relatives and friends. 

Donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society or the V Foundation for Cancer Research

Memorial Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, April 13, 2024 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel

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    Ava White & Family says

    Sheryl, my deepest condolences to you and the family. Eric will be missed by many and remembered by all who knew him. Praying for you all.

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    Kianna Simmons says

    Judith, Shomarii, and Gyasi my deepest sympathies to you on the passing of dad. Miss Cheryl, so sorry for your loss.. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family as well.Wishing I could be there with you all, but please know that I am in spirit and my heart is with you and that I am praying for you.
    May God comfort you as only He can and may He bring you peace. Love you guys!

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    Jasmine Allen says

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God bless you.

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    Cherie King says

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God comfort you and assure you peace!

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    Kaitlin McGregor says

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Cheryl. Your husband was very sweet and I’m glad I got to meet him. Sending lots of love to your family.

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    Kimberly Slaton says

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Coleman Family!!! May you find the Eternal Sweet Spot!

    Love, Peace, and Blessings
    Harry, Gwen, Kim Slaton

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    Deborah Jones says

    My sincere condolences to the Coleman Family!! I worked with Eric for many years at DOE. He accepted me as part of his team when no one else would and I will always be grateful for that. I not only knew Eric as my manager, but also as my friend. I’m sure I speak for everyone on his old team that our heart were saddened by his passing. We love, miss, and thank you, Eric. God bless you and rest in Peace. 😢❤️🙏

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