Chancellor Funeral Home
Saturday, August 13, 5-8 p.m., Chancellor Funeral Home, Florence
Sunday, 2-3 p.m., First Baptist Church, Florence
Sunday, August 14, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, Florence
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 11, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. Airman First Class Brandon Lee Coleman, age 23, was a current member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the 183d Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES)has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. Airman First Class Coleman served as a Health Services Management Specialist.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.
A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation, and service details:
Brandon Lee Coleman passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at MS Baptist Hospital in Jackson. He was 23 years old. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. The funeral service will be Sunday, August 14th at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Florence, with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Clear Branch Cemetery.
Brandon was born December 2, 1998, to Lee and Tammie Coleman in Flowood, MS. Along with his parents, he is also survived by his brother, Matthew Coleman; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Shirley Beck and Carol Smith; his grandfather, Colon Smith; and his cousins, Jonathan Dover and Joshua Smith.
Brandon was a fun, witty, sarcastic soul with a big heart who was loved by many in his 23 years on this earth. He was an avid car lover and loved his mustang. He also loved fishing with his dad, watching movies with his mama, and vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains. He loved playing video games with his brother and his friends or just hanging out. He also loved his Air National Guard family. Most importantly, Brandon was a Christ follower, and we know that one day we will be reunited with him.
The family would like to give a special thanks to one of Brandon’s best friends, Adam Perry, who has been like a brother and has been by Brandon’s side through his cancer journey.