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Catherine Clyde
Coleman (Smith)

August 14, 1948 – November 13, 2018

Catherine Coleman
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Obituary for Catherine Clyde Coleman (Smith)

Catherine (Clyde) Smith Coleman, was born on August 14, 1948 to the late Essie Lynn Edwards Smith and Preston Nicholas Smith in Bel Air, Maryland. Catherine, who was one of 11 children, departed this life peacefully surrounded by her beloved family on November 13, 2018. She was born and raised in Harford
County, Maryland.

She received her education at Central Consolidated School in Bel Air, Maryland. Catherine always displayed a need to help others which led her to obtain a certification in nursing at Harford Community College. After becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), she devoted herself to helping the elderly while employed at MacPhail Nursing Home, Bel Forest Nursing Home and Citizens Nursing Home. Catherine also worked at the Ball Park Diner as a cook, Brownies Hotel as Housekeeping, and as a sorter for the GAP, Incorporated.

Catherine attended Clark's United Methodist Church as a young child. She later went on to accept the Lord as her personal Savior at Rays Temple in Baltimore Maryland. It was there that she received the Water Baptism and the infilling of the Holy Ghost giving birth to her prayer and servant ministry. Catherine later moved her membership to Zion Temple Apostolic Faith Church under the Pastoral Leadership of Dr. L. Lamont Turner in
Edgewood, Maryland.

Clyde as she was affectionately called, was a true Prayer Warrior. If you coughed she would be at your side praying for your healing. If you were fortunate enough to share a hospital room with her, she would pray for you, your spouse, kids, parents, grandparents, dog and cat if necessary. It did not matter the color of your skin, your age or severity of the illness, Catherine would see a need and pray for all whether at home, at the grocery store in line or while in the hospital.

Clyde has demonstrated the gift of servitude by every choice in her life. As a servant and woman of God she would give you her last, whether it was money, food, clothing, or a place to lay your head. Some referred to her as "Bea Gaddy." She was loved and referred to by so many people as their adoptive mother, grandmother and aunt.

Clyde loved knitting, crocheting, decorating for the holidays and spending time with family and friends. She was known for her marsh mellow sweet potatoes, meatballs and baked macaroni and cheese. Clyde was the sole caregiver for her late mother, Essie Lynn Edwards Smith for 11-12 years. Clyde's family meant the world to her and she loved them unconditionally. She phoned her children and siblings several times a day just to talk, share a story, laugh or pray for them.

Although, she never missed an opportunity to tell you what she thought or how she felt, her warm and kind spirit will greatly be remembered amongst those she called family and friends.

Catherine was preceded in death by her late husband Willie Lee Coleman. She leaves five children to cherish her memory. Estella M. Smith (Edgewood, MD), Terry W. Smith (Bel Air, MD), Vance D. Dupree (Darlene) Bel Air, MD, Jacqueline A. Dyer (Jon) Dover, DE, and Cylena M. Coleman (Edgewood, MD). Eight siblings, Elizabeth Robinson of Newport News, VA, James Franklin Smith (Ana) of Chalfont, PA, Robert Standiford Smith (Carol Ann) of Aberdeen, MD, Mary Pounds of Bel Air, MD, Annabelle Mack (David) of Canton, OH, and Barbara Norris (Walter) of Bel Air, MD. She is also preceded in death by 4 siblings, Jerome Lewis Smith, Edwin O'Neal Smith, Ralph Nicholas Smith, and Preston Nicholas Smith Jr. (Charley Fields). One Aunt Elizabeth Edwards Bradley. Clyde has 13 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grand Children, and a host of other adoptive children, as well
as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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When Saturday, November 24th, 2018 10:00am - 11:45am

Service Information

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 12:00pm

Interment Information

Clark's United Methodist Cemetery
2001 Kalmia Road
Bel Air, MD 21015
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