Melissa Ann Coleman-Gonzales

03/14/1972 — 11/13/2014

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Council, ID

Melissa Ann Coleman-Gonzales

Our dear beautiful Melissa Ann Coleman Gonzales who we loved deeply, joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven on November 13, 2014. She was born March 14, 1972 to John R. (Rick) Coleman and Beverly (Mink) Coleman in Council, Idaho.

Her family moved to Prosser, WA in 1979, where she grew up, attended school, and graduated from Prosser High School in 1990. She was so honored to be part of the Prosser Drill team! She was also an active member in 4-H and FFA, showing her pigs at the local fairs and winning many blue ribbons!

After high school she attended beauty school, obtaining her license as a Nail Technician and working in that profession for the next 10 years while attending college at the same time.

After starting her family, she felt it was an honor to be able to stay home with her baby girls, Mia and Mady, who she loved with all of her heart.

Later on she was able to finish college and obtain her Associate's degree from Columbia Basin College. She was also accepted into nursing school and after attending for a year, she decided she needed to be home with her children.

Later on, her life was disrupted by health problems which she fought with determination and courage with her amazing faith in the Lord!

She impacted the lives of so many with her soul of a gypsy, heart of a hippie, and spirit of a fairy. She was a devoted mom and loyal friend to many!

Melissa is survived by her daughters: Mia Elizabeth and Madyson Grace Gonzales; father, John R. (Gerri) Coleman of Walla Walla, WA; her mother, Beverly (John) Hernandez of Richland, WA; brother, Scott R. (Florinda) Coleman of Prosser, WA; step-father, Jerry Chester of Prosser, WA; her grandparents Boyd & Phyllis Mink of Kennewick, WA; stepsisters: Adele (Nick) Pontarolo of Walla Walla, WA, Michelle (Dan) Kravig of Wenatchee, WA, Dorothy (Sonny) Garwood of Prosser, WA, Cindy (Jim) Bateman of Kennewick, WA, and Melinda (Cameron) Bruchett of Spokane, WA; stepbrother, Michael (Kristin) Chester of Prosser, WA; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are also left behind.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents: John R. Coleman and Anna Mae Coleman of Council, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Melissa’s family at http://www.gofundme.com/ha9q8s.

A Viewing will be held Thursday, November 20th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Prosser Funeral Home; 1220 Sheridan Ave. Prosser, WA. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, November 21st at Bethel Church; 270 N. Gap Road, Prosser, WA, at 1:00 pm, a reception will follow at the Prosser VFW Hall; 1101 Wine Country Road, Prosser, WA.

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  • I am SO inspired by her and her grace and beauty while she fought her battle. I have my memories growing up with her and Scott and thats how I will always remember her. Her big beautiful smile. Prayers to her family.

    Meredith Taylor Sexton
    November 21, 2014
    Kennewick, Wa
  • Bev and John,
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    We are so Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Melissa was called home by her Heavenly Father.
    He saw the Beautiful Angel destined to be home in his Kingdom
    where no pain or suffering could take place in her life any longer.
    May the Lords strength help and comfort you Now
    Martin and Diana Morales

    Diana Morales
    November 18, 2014
    Grandview Wa
  • To Melissa’s Family we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the little blond headed girl that ran down the street in Prosser to play with my daughter Jolee. Much too soon for her we share your grief. She will always be in our hearts.God Bless You.

    Linda Dunnington
    November 19, 2014
    Pasco WA
  • I am SO inspired by her and her grace and beauty while she fought her battle. I have my memories growing up with her and Scott and thats how I will always remember her. Her big beautiful smile. Prayers to her family.

    Meredith Taylor Sexton
    November 21, 2014
    Kennewick, Wa
  • Bev and John,
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    We are so Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Melissa was called home by her Heavenly Father.
    He saw the Beautiful Angel destined to be home in his Kingdom
    where no pain or suffering could take place in her life any longer.
    May the Lords strength help and comfort you Now
    Martin and Diana Morales

    Diana Morales
    November 18, 2014
    Grandview Wa
  • To Melissa’s Family we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the little blond headed girl that ran down the street in Prosser to play with my daughter Jolee. Much too soon for her we share your grief. She will always be in our hearts.God Bless You.

    Linda Dunnington
    November 19, 2014
    Pasco WA
  • I’m crushed ! You will be missed !!

    Karen thompson
    November 24, 2014
    Richland
  • What a terrific spirit…full of life, fun, and family. My condolences to her family. She had a positive impact on us all.

    Kevin Lusk
    November 24, 2014
    Prosser, Wa
  • Bev & Family and Rick & Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. No one should ever have to lose a child. Please know that my heart goes out to your whole family at this sad time. May your wonderful memories of Melissa live on forever. Bless you all!
    With Love, Janice Woody Whitney

    Janice Woody Whitney
    December 1, 2014
    New Meadows, Idaho
  • Oh Bev. So, so, so grateful of our nice visit this summer. Thank you for seeing us. I consider Melissa my sister, Scott my brother and you a second Mom. Such good childhood memories. I’m thankful for the lasting memory of Melissa, laughing and goofy on that day we visited. Always in my heart.
    Love,
    Tonja

    Tonja Tosh
    December 1, 2014
    Hawk Springs, WY
  • Sis……I miss you so much! I had such a hard time over there just getting ready every morning with out you sharing the mirror. Funny how the little everyday things matter like that. I miss your laugh. I want to promise you that I will always be there for your Mia and Mady! I think you already know that but just reassuring you. I told them to call me every time they are with Grandma! They are such beautiful girls and are gonna be strong women because of you!!!!! I love you sis and have a very big hole in my heart now. But with the Lord’s help I can get thru this and promise to be there for your Babies……….. Loves from the Janababe…….

    Aunt Janet
    November 30, 2014
    Boise, ID
  • Hugs to you my sweet buddy! You will live in the hearts of many!

    Tammi White
    November 20, 2014
    Kennewick
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