Official Obituary of

Ida Pearl Knox-Coleman

March 9, 2023

Ida Knox-Coleman Obituary

Ida Pearl “Coot” Knox-Coleman was born on May 30, 1945, in Kilmichael, Mississippi. She was the ninth child of ten children born to the union of the late Minister Link Knox, Jr. and Frances Allen-Knox.

Coot came to Christ at a young age. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the St. Paul Church of God In Christ, which her father founded.

In 1963, Coot graduated from Montgomery County Vocational High School. Later that year, she moved to Seattle, Washington, where she met Willie Lee Coleman. They were married on July 18, 1968. To this union, their children were born LeMont and Shunta. 

She had a deep compassion for people, especially children. Coot would go out of her way for them. Her compassionate spirit was exhibited when she owned an adult family home and worked in nursing homes. Coot also volunteered for local food banks, the navy, and Toys for Tots. She loved the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. Coot was a longtime member of Tolliver Temple Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Pastor O.J. Jenkins and First Lady Jenkins

Coot was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and children. She was also preceded in death by her five sisters, Zettie Mae Harris, Ella Mae Loggins, Maybell King, Clydell Wade, Ruth Dorris, and one brother Roosevelt Knox.

Coot leaves to cherish her memory of her three sisters, Frances “Doll” Thomas of San Bernadino, California; Eola “Dimp” Coleman (Roosevelt) of Meridian, Mississippi; and Rachel James of Los Angeles, California. She also leaves to cherish her memory of her goddaughter Monique Tate and godson Larry “Jay Jay” Scott, adopted granddaughter Jasmine West and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ida Pearl “Coot” Knox-Coleman will be remembered as a devoted and compassionate member of her community, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Her unwavering faith in God and love for her family and friends will continue to inspire those fortunate enough to have known her. Though she is gone from this earthly plane, her legacy of kindness and generosity will live on through the countless lives she touched.

Rest in peace, dear Coot, and may your memory be a blessing to all who knew you.

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Memorial Service
March 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Tolliver Temple Church of God
1915 E Fir St
Seattle, WA 98122


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