Sherry Coleman

Sherry Kay Coleman

April 12, 1951 - September 2, 2021

Beloved wife, mother, “Mimi,” daughter, sister, and friend, Sherry Kay Coleman passed away on September 2, 2021, in Plano, Texas at the age of 70. She was born on April 12, 1951, to Lowell Levi and Betty Isabelle (Cook) Doublin in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Sherry married Andy Coleman on July 24, 1992, in Garland, Texas. She held a master’s degree in Education and served as a teacher, assistant principal, and language arts coordinator in Garland ISD for many years until she retired and enjoyed working at Custodia Financial with colleagues she considered an extension of her family. 

For all her life, Sherry exemplified loving God and loving others.  She was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Plano where she enjoyed serving others as an Encourager, an AWANA volunteer, a member of the church choir, and a member of various other church committees.  She was most recently excited about helping open the new church facility and fully believed that FBC Plano would bless the next generation of believers through outreach in their new location. 

Sherry was a friend to all and loved nothing more than helping and believing the best in others.  She could often be found baking one of her delicious homemade cakes for a loved one’s birthday, praying for a friend in need, sending a note to someone as encouragement, or quietly taking care of a seemingly menial task that made a big difference to the person who needed help. 

Second only to her love of God, Sherry loved her family.  As the middle of five children, she was glad to serve as the calm mediator if ever one was needed; she loved each of her siblings and her mother fiercely.  She was a proud wife to Andy for 29 years, and together, they set an example of love and devotion in both the best and worst of times to their children.  As a mother, Sherry made sure that her kids knew they were unconditionally loved no matter what; she knew her children better than anyone and was exactly what each of them needed when they needed it.  And in her favorite role as “Mimi” to her grandbabies, Sherry believed that her grandchildren were the most wonderfully unique, amazing humans in the world.  In each relationship, Sherry had the ability to make the other person feel as though they were the special.  She was truly an example of God’s love by loving each imperfect person perfectly.

Finally, throughout Sherry’s cancer journey, she achieved her goal of “making it count,” by maintaining her faith and showing others how to boldly live each day we are given.  Until we are reunited in Heaven, Sherry will be loved, and her love will endure through us and the memories of the beautiful life she lived – always, forever, no matter what.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Farukh Awan, Liffy Cherian, and all the other medical professionals at UT Southwestern in Dallas as well as the staff of Pathway Hospice for their loving care of Sherry.

Sherry is survived by her husband, Andy of Plano, Texas; daughter, Ryan Bickley of Sachse, Texas; daughter, Paige Hoes and husband, Dustin of Plano, Texas; son, Brian Andrew Coleman and wife, Kim of Wylie, Texas; grandchildren, Noah and Brooke Bickley, Clara and Charlotte Hoes, and Bailey Coleman; mother, Betty Doublin Horn of Plano, Texas; brother, Lowell Wayne Doublin and wife, Nancy of Crowley, Texas; sister, Sharon Knight and husband, Bill of Chino Valley, Arizona; sister, Cheryl DeJulius and husband, Jerry of Plano, Texas; sister, Susanne Doublin of Plano, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Lowell Levi Doublin.

A memorial service for Sherry Doublin Coleman will take place on Friday, September 17, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Plano.  The church is located at 3665 W President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75075.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following -

To donate to Sherry’s beloved First Baptist Church of Plano, go to https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=90203. Select “capital campaign” and include “in memory of Sherry Coleman” in the memo.

To donate specifically to lymphoma research at UT Southwestern where Sherry was skillfully and lovingly treated, please follow the specific instructions outlined below -

Go to engage.utsouthwestern.edu/

Click on “Donate Now”

At “Designation,” click on Simmons Cancer Center

At "Special Instructions," type "Lymphoma Research"

Also click on “Tribute Information,” select “In memory of” and type in “Sherry Coleman.”

OR, checks may be mailed, along with a note for "Lymphoma Research in memory of Sherry Coleman" to:

UT Southwestern

Office of Development

P.O. Box 910888

Dallas, TX 75391-0888

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Sweet family, Sherry’s wings were ready but our hearts were not! She radiated class and beauty! We will always remember her gorgeous voice. Heaven’s choir just got a spectacular voice! Her kindness, genuine beauty, and grace will be remembered always! Comfort to you, her family! May the Peace and Love of Christ embrace each of you every moment! We love you! Mike and Patti Waters
Michael and Patti Waters, September 16, 2021 Paige, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Nothing can replace a mother's love, but know that we love you and are here for you if you need anything. With sincere condolences, Charlie & Brandy Charles & Brandy Reed, September 16, 2021 Sherry was one of the most genuine, kind and lovely souls that ever walked this earth. She was an inspiration and a comforter in times of trouble. I will miss her tremendously. May God bless and comfort her sweet family during this difficult time. Toni Wimberley , September 16, 2021 She was a very special person. Such a lovely lady. She use to have the English Dept Chairs over to her house during the summer and she made us lunch. She was a bright, positive person. Susan Chamberlain, September 15, 2021 Sherry was one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever met. She and I were as different as could be but some how we became great friends. I love her and will miss her dearly. Wishing peace to Andy and the family as I know that is what Sherry wanted. Shannon Martin, September 13, 2021 I have always admired Sherry for her leadership qualities, her beauty, her Christian lifestyle and her love of her family. She was such an inspiration to me while working in GISD and will be greatly missed by so many! Linda Diane Forbes, September 12, 2021 RIP Sherry Coleman you will be missed, remembered, and admired by the many you left behind. Peace and continued prayers for your beloved family. Susan Brunz, September 10, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bestow each of you with His 'little blessings of remembrance' in your time of mourning. Such is my prayers for each of you...  RCY
Rick Yaeger, September 9, 2021 It’s impossible to describe how wonderful Sherry was. We roomed together in college four years and not only shared a room, but lots of laughter, some boyfriend trouble tears, and personal stories. We vowed to stay in touch and we did. I thank God that he blessed me with such an amazing friend. I will continue to pray for her loving family that she adored. She will be greatly missed. Leanetta Glenn Allen, September 7, 2021 Sherry was a beautiful caring loving person. She will be missed. We are sorry we will miss the memorial service. We will be out of town. Our prayers and thoughts are with Andy and family.
Pat ,Bill,andChris, September 7, 2021 A loving and lovely person gone too soon. My love and sympathy to all of her family. Deb Hodges , September 7, 2021 To Andy, Ryan & Paige, This is such a hard time for all of you! We are very sorry you have to go through this very difficult time. Sherry was a rare jewel—beautiful inside and out! She brought so much beauty and joy to this world. We will all miss her sweet smile and beautiful voice. May God comfort and give you all strength in the days ahead! We send our love and prayers to all of you. Ron & Carolyn Ron & Carolyn Sunstrom, September 7, 2021 I’ve known Sherry since our time together at Calvary Baptist Church in Garland—we were young mothers at the same time. She was a true blessing as she graced me with her friendship. She taught me much and gladly shared her time, talents, and resources with me. As I followed her recent cancer journey, I was inspired by her rock-solid faith, her courage, and her willingness to share it. What a testimony! To her wonderful family—I share the ache in your heart, and I am praying for you. May our God wrap His loving arms of comfort around you. Sherry, I love you and will see you again in Heaven, dear friend! 
Jan Clark, September 7, 2021 Sherry will truly be missed by all that knew her. And now heaven has a new voice to add to the choir. Ted Clark , September 7, 2021 Gone from us, but never forgotten . . . Cheryl DeJulius, September 7, 2021