March 28, 2005
James Coleman died on Monday, March 28. He was the son of Maria and Ray Coleman; Maria is the superintendent of the Connecticut / Western Massachusetts District of the New England Conference. Funeral services, under the direction of Riley Funeral Home, will be Saturday, April 3, at 11am at Union UMC, 485 Columbus Ave, Boston MA, with burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7-9 pm on Friday, April 2 at Riley Funeral Home, 171 Humboldt Ave., Roxbury MA. Additional calling hours are at 10am at Union UMC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to the attention of Katie Lempert, New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02115 and designated for the Scholarship Fund for Minority Students of the Preparatory Program so that James' s love of music, which he nurtured in others, will live on.