Burnis Lamar ("BJ") Coleman

January 20, 1955 ~ April 20, 2020 (age 65)


"BJ" was born on January 20, 1955 in Decatur, Alabama to the late Ms. Sidney Louise Coleman.

He attended Austin High School in Decatur, Alabama.

His desire to serve his country led him to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed life and expressed that love through cooking, watching movies, a love for history, restoring old cars, singing and listening to music such as: Luther Vandross, Anita Baker and The Temptations.

He is preceded in death by his mother. A Sister: Marie Ann Coleman. A Brother: Mitchell Earl Coleman.

He departed this life on Monday, April 20, 2020 at VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Burnis memory will forever live on in the hearts of his children. A Son: Antonio (KC) Wimbley. 2 Daughters: Gennifer (Jesse) Cubacub. Ashley (Martin) Coleman-Hynie. He leaves a Special Friend: Mary Wimbley. 6 Grandchildren: Tony, Jr. and Lulu Wimbley, Jakobe, Jace and Jaramiah Cubacub. Brooklyn Hynie. 2 Brothers: Charles "Peter" Coleman, Allen (Brenda) Coleman. A Sister: Glenda Jones. A host of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

Internment will be in Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Public viewing will be Sunday, April 27,2020 from 10am-5pm. Monday, April 28,2020 from 10am-5pm. 

Due to the spread of COVID-19. To protect our visiting families and our employees and their families, only 5 visitors at a time with 6ft apart are allowed in the facility during public viewing.



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