Honored On 80th Birthday

Mrs. Vernita Coleman celebrated her 80th birthday on Saturday, July 21, 2010, at a “Golden Years” birthday party at Union Hall in Rayne. Her actual birthday was observed Sunday, Aug. 8th.

Vernita is the daughter of the late Percy L. Evans and Mable L. Evans. She married Martin L. Coleman, Sr. (now deceased), and they raised 14 children. Her remaining 11 children hosted the special celebration.

More than 150 family members and friends attended the birthday celebration from various cities in Louisiana, Georgia, New York, Texas and California.

Special guests included her children, Patrick G., Martin “Brother” Jr., Chetwin W., Angela “Angie”, Mitchell and Damian “Bodie Coleman, Sylvia C. Estus, Wilda George, Delil Bazile, Janet Douglas and A. Gwen Augustus.

Also joining the birthday honoree for her special day were her 32 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

After an evening of entertainment and many tributes, a dinner of baked chicken, rice dressing, potato salad, green beens, pork and beans, roast and turkey rolls was served.

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