Alease Billie Coleman1919 - 2004 (84 years)
Name Alease Billie Coleman Born 3 Sep 1919 Durham, NC Gender Female Died 21 Jan 2004 Winston-Salem NC Buried Burlington, NC Person ID I0386 avefamily Last Modified 13 Apr 2008
Father Benjamin Franklin Coleman, b. Abt 1891, NC , d. 18 Apr 1956, Alamance Co., NC (Age ~ 65 years) Mother Mary Unknown, b. 1897, NC Married Abt 1913 Family ID F671 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Jesse Douglas Avent, b. 7 Apr 1919, d. 28 Jun 2003, Burlington, NC (Age 84 years) Married 18 Mar 1939 Unknown Children + 1. Michael Douglas Avent Last Modified 25 Jul 2006 Family ID F116 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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Mrs. Billie Coleman Avent, 84, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, formerly of Burlington passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at the Oaks at Forsyth in Winston-Salem after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Sept. 3, 1919, to Mary Newcomb Coleman and Ben F. Coleman and spent most of her life in Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, J. Douglas Avent, who passed away in June 2003; her parents; two brothers; and a sister. She was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington. Her greatest love was for her family.
She is survived by a son, Michael Douglas Avent and wife, Deanna; two grandchildren, Michael Douglas Avent Jr. and wife, Missy and Kristina Avent Gordon and husband, Greg; and five great-grandchildren, Mitchell Edward Avent, Darby Elizabeth Avent, Sydney Elizabeth Gordon, Michael Ross Gordon and Jenna Kate Gordon, all of Winston-Salem.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, by Dr. Ronald Shive and the Rev. Genie Martin. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St., Burlington, NC 27215. A special thanks to friends and members of the church, who so faithfully supported her with their love by way of cards and letters and to all her caregivers at Station 2 at the Oaks, especially Rhonda and Donna. Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on 1/23/2004.
North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004
Name: Alese Billie Avent
[Alese Billie Coleman]
Hispanic Origin: Non-Hispanic
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Last Name: Coleman
Age: 84 Years
Date of Birth: 3 Sep 1919
Birth County: Alamance
Birth State: North Carolina
Residence City: Winston-Salem
Residence County: Forsyth
Residence State: North Carolina
Residence Zip Code: 27103
Date of Death: 21 Jan 2004
Death City: Winston-Salem
Death County: Forsyth
Death State: North Carolina
institution: Nursing Home
Burial Location: Burial in-state
Recorded date: 23 Feb 2004
Source Vendor: North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics
No Alease Coleman anywhere in NC in 1920 or 1930 censuses. There is evidence she was born in Durham, and the closest to her in the census record is:
1920 census, Durham:
Coleman, Bud N. (?), head, 29, b. NC both parents b. NC
Mary, wife, 23, b. NC both parents b. NC
Julian, son, 5
Christine, daughter, 3
Aline, daughter, 4/12
Bud and Mary have moved to Burlington in the 1930 census, where we know Billie lived, so that makes this family the best candidate. Also, "Aline" from the 1920 census is now called "Elise" in the 1930 census, so this seems to be the right bunch.
1930 census, Alamance Co. NC, Burlington:
Coleman, B. F., head, 36, working as superintendent at hosiery mill, 1st marr at age 21
Mary, wife, 33, 1st marr at age 16
B.F., Jr., 8
wife Mary and all children have birthplace of VA, which differs from 1920 census.