Lillie (Payne) Coleman Pinkerton

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Lillie went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, April 6, 2018. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She was born in Alabama on April 7, 1924 to James and Annie Payne. Her family moved to Bullard when she was 5. She met Robert Coleman and they immediately became "forever" sweethearts. They both excelled in Bullard H.S. basketball. They were married for 48 years until his death in 1990. At the age of 83, she married Jack Pinkerton. Both were members of the Green Acres Baptist Seniors Sunday School class.

Lillie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert Coleman, Glen Slater, and Jack Pinkerton; brothers, James Payne and wife Ann, Roy Payne and wife Sally; and sister-in-law, Bobbye Payne.

She is survived by daughter, Pam Beasley and husband Jim of Tyler; sons, Ron Coleman and wife Galya of VA; Brent Coleman of CA; Brad Coleman and wife Sharon of TX; granddaughter, Kathy Schouten and husband Jerry; grandson, Jason Beasley and wife Molly; brother, George Payne; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Taylor and Kelsey Beasley and Ashley Donahoe.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home. Robert Carter of Colonial Hills Baptist Church will preside at a service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at the Bullard Cemetery.

The family wishes to express our thanks to Azalea Trails for 7 years of loving care and Heart to Heart Hospice.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 8, 2018
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