Mr. Demetric Lerome Coleman

October 5, 2015


On Monday, October 5, 2015, we knew little that morning that God was going to whisper your name.  In life, we loved you dearly; in death, we do the same.  It broke our hearts to lose you; but you’re not going alone, for a part of us went with you the day God called you home.   Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Union Hill Baptist Church in Tennille, Georgia with Rev. Ronald Brawner officiating.  Interment will be in the Smith Grove Baptist Church cemetery.  


Demetric Coleman was born on September 14, 1974 in Florida to the parentage of Mrs. Barbara Merrell and Mr. Carl Pratt, Sr.  Demetric accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized and joined Smith Grove Baptist Church where he was a faithful and devoted member. 


Demetric received his early education at McCarty Grammar School in Fort Pierce, Florida and completed high school at Washington County High School graduating in 1993.  Demetric relocated to Redwood, California in 1998 at which time he united with Bethany Community COGIC.


Demetric leaves to cherish  his memories, his parents, Stewart and Barbara Merrell of Tennille, GA and Carl Pratt, Sr. of Stockton, CA; one god son:  Handsome Slaughter of New Orleans, LA; one god daughter Laquesha Martin of Toccoa, GA; god grandson Tra’Veon Carter of Toccoa, GA; ten sisters:  Leslie Davis of Twiggs County, GA, Shanona Merrell of Sandersville, GA, Iralanette Robinson (Jonathan) of Harrison, GA, Brandy Merrell of Dublin, GA, Brittany Merrell of Dublin, GA, Breshonda Merrell of Dublin, GA, Branehia Merrell of Tennille, GA, Jameisha Porter of Tennille, GA, Shondra Porter of Tennille, GA, and Ciara Q’Quigley of Salinas, CA; eight brothers:  Darrell Fraley of Tennille, GA, Stewart Merrell, Jr. of Dublin, GA, Anthony Merrell of Valdosta, GA, Stewart A. Merrell of Chicago, IL, Brandon Merrell of Soperton, GA, Bryant Merrell of San Antonio, TX, Henry Merrell of Irwinton GA and Carl Pratt, Jr. of Orlando, FL;

aunts:  Jeraldine Archer of Miami, FL, Katrina Farmer of Miami, FL, Delois Reese of Miami, FL and Addie (Paul) Green  of Milledgeville, GA; uncles:  Howard (Barbara) Coleman of Ft. Pierce, FL, Arthur Farmer of Ft. Pierce, FL, Robert Kelsey of Sandersville, GA, Stevie (Gussie) Kelsey of Milledgeville, GA; devoted cousin:  Kartasha Coleman-Moore of Ft. Pierce, FL; special friends:  Tremayne (Annie) Smith of Sandersville, GA, Christopher Daniel of Atlanta, GA, Michelle Wilson of Toccoa, GA and Harold Gayle of Milledgeville, GA; host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

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