GRAND PRAIRIE-Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Ville Platte on Saturday, February 16, 2019, for Kevin Matthew Coleman, 28, who passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Grand Prairie, LA.
Brother Kevin West, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ville Platte, will conduct all funeral services.
Burial will take place in Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery in Ville Platte, LA.
Kevin “Matthew” Coleman passed away peacefully on February 14, 2019. He was surrounded by close family and friends. Matthew was a loving husband to Elizabeth, an amazing father to Tucker and Thomas, a wonderful son and son in law as well as a proud brother and uncle. He was a twinkle in his mother’s eyes.
He was so proud to follow in the foot steps of his dad and become a firefighter. He was assigned to St. Landry Fire Department, District 3, until his illness prevented him from doing so. He then decided to go back to school for nursing and was focusing on his studies when he became ill. Matthew was an avid sports enthusiast. He played every sport available in school, but he really excelled in baseball. He was a diehard Saints and LSU Tiger Fan. Matthew also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Matthew was an inspiration to his family and friends. He loved all kinds of music. He loved to laugh, dance, and watch spooky movies. Matthew had a great love for his siblings. He and his sister Laura had an amazing bond. He was so proud of his brother Tanner and then there’s baby sister Lil Red (Kelsey). He loved his stepmother Becky and shared a tremendous bond with his stepfather Randy.
Matthew, above all else, loved the Lord. His faith was very important to him. He remained faithful to the Lord throughout his illness and used his testimony to inspire and encourage others. Throughout the past two years. Through terrible pain, fear and overwhelming sadness at the realization that he would be leaving his bride and young boys, yet whenever someone stopped by, or when posting on social media, the expressions were always uplifting, graceful, and full of gratitude. Throughout his illness, he never lost his sense of humor, keeping Elizabeth laughing, even through less than perfect circumstances.
Matthew is loved so dearly by so many and will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 2 ½ years, Elizabeth LaFleur Coleman; sons, Matthew Tucker Coleman and Thomas Brice Coleman; father and stepmother, Kevin Coleman and Becky Coleman both of DeBerry, TX; mother and stepfather, Sheila Owen of Ville Platte and Randy Robertson of Hessmer, LA.; sisters, Laura Ellen Coleman and Kelsey Coleman; brother, Tanner Brice Coleman; paternal grandparents, David and Barbara Kitterlin; mother in law and father in law, Darrin and Debbie LaFleur; nephews, Gabe Coleman, Cooper LaFleur, and Lucas LaFleur; nieces, Olivia Coleman, Ana LaFleur, and Hadley Hubard; brother in laws, Christopher LaFleur, Joshua LaFleur, and Kyle LaFleur; sister in laws, Kelsey LaFleur and Cecilia Pacheco; numerous aunts and uncles; and his best friend, Jeremy Waldrop.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Judy Arnold.
The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8:00 AM until time of service.
Pall bearers are members of St. Landry Parish Fire District 3.
Honorary Pallbearers are Tanner Coleman and Gabe Coleman.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Coleman family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.
You will forever stay in our hearts. There are certain people you meet in life, that you never forget, and you are one of those people. Rest peacefully.
Lots of prayers for Matt’s family of comfort, healing and peace.
Morgan NationsSaint Francisville, LA
You will forever stay in our hearts. There are certain people in the world you meet and never forget... YOU are one of those people. Rest Peacefully.
Lots of prayers for peace, comfort and healing for Matt’s family.
Morgan NationsSaint Francisville, LA
Words cannot express how very sorry I am for the loss of Matthew. I did not have the privilege of knowing him, but as highlighted in the obituary, he sounded like an amazing person. As you cherish the many memories of your dear Matthew, please reflect on the time when sickness, death and mourning will be no more. (Revelation 21:3,4) May the hope of everlasting life that Jehovah God gives comfort and strengthen you and your family during this difficult time and days ahead.
(John 6:40, Psalms 37:29)
Diana P., NY
Your entire family will forever hold a special place in my heart...Rest in Peace Matthew ❤️
Paige LaFleurVille Platte, LA
Godspeed sweet boy! Deepest sympathy to his family.
Terry and Michelle McManusCumby, TX
Praying for you all...for God's love and peace to surround you and fill. For His joy to strengthen you, wisdom to guide you. Love and prayers . The Greens...
Bryan and Cindy GreenShreveport, LA
Matthew, I know most of our time in person was spent at the fire academy but it was some of the best times that I still cherish to this day. From talking about our times in the military, to shooting the bull on our down times. Even after graduation we kept in touch for a while online. It warms my heart knowing you are no longer in pain. Rest easy brother.
Byron VollmerAbbeville, LA
Thoughts and Prayers for the Family! God Bless!
Jeff and Jan ShadoinDeBerry, TX
Matt You were an amazing person and you will be deeply missed by all that knew you. I will continue to pray for your family during this difficult time.
Brittany Roberson (Sadler)Maurepas, LA
Our hearts are heavy but our prayers go high. Such vivid memories when you were but a toddler running around us. Rest in peace and pain free in the arms of out savior Jesus. Praying for your family and those left here for a short time. for soon we will all be together where you are.
Green & Shannon ClarkBossier City, LA
You were my first love and my best friend for so long, it feels impossible that you are gone. I am praying for your loving family, beautiful wife, and sweet children. God Bless you, Matt. I hope you are with him now.
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Can not even begin to imagine what you all are going through. We are praying for you all!
Wesley & Jennifer YatesDe Berry, TX
I’m praying for God’s comfort and strength for you and your family. I know there are no words just know you are in my prayers. Love you.
Tami BrannonSlaughter, LA
Prayers for God’s peace upon each of you.
Tommy Joe BowersPampa, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Jackie & Chris ShamburgerBossier City, LA
My thoughts and prayers are with Matt's entire family. My heart breaks for all.
Kay RossGonzales, LA
Matthew, even though we only saw each other in person a couple times you won me over. I love you like my own son and I loved whenever you called me Momma D. You were a Godly young man with an amazing wife and two adorable little boys. I pray that you are finally at peace and rejoicing at the feet of Jesus. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers and heart. You will be deeply missed.
Love, Momma D
DaLee KarrAshland, OH
Shela, I am so sorry to hear about Matthew. We will be praying for you and his entire family in the next days. May God give you peace, comfort and strength that only He can give.
Janet CrookBenton, LA
On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.
Ardoin's Funeral HomeVille Platte, LA