Teena Bercenia Coleman affectionately known as Teen, Teena B. Coley, as well as other names given to her by her family and friends who loved her. Teena was born on April 10, 1957; the oldest of two children born to the late Albert Coleman Jr. and Beluah Reba Morman Coleman in Richmond, Virginia.
She attended and graduated from Amelia County High School in Amelia, Virginia in 1975. In 1976 she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to live with her aunt Juanita Bryant. While living with her aunt Juanita she began to study the Bible and learn about Jehovah. On October 2, 1977 she symbolized her dedication to Jehovah by water baptism and became one of Jehovah Witness. Teena's love of people moved her to want to share the good news she have learned with others. It was not unusual for her to volunteer up to 60 hours a month preaching to others about the Bible as an Auxiliary Pioneer. Later she increased her time to 90 hours a month as a Regular Pioneer. She Regular Pioneered for several years. Studying the Bible with others brought her great joy which later increased when some of her students became not only her spiritual sisters but also life long friends. Another highlight of her service to Jehovah was when she was invited to attend Pioneer School which helped her to improve in her teaching and preaching skills. Teena was a hard worker and made friends where ever she worked.
At USF&G she was employed as a receptionist. At McNeil Laboratories she worked in Quality Assurance. With her employment with Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical she had supervisory responsibilities as she managed the Label Coordinator Department.
Teena enjoyed and loved life. Teena loved people. Her friendly manner drew others to her causing her to have touched the lives of so many people, She could be funny and make you laugh in a heartbeat. Always willing to help, she would give you the short off her back while being willing to go the extra mile to make you happy. If you needed something and she could do it, you could be rest assured that she would do it. Many who visited her experienced her hospitality. She loved to cook and feed her guest. Some of her favorite dishes to make were fried chicken wings, baked macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried fish, and various fried rice, shrimp, chicken, or pork. Desserts: chocolate chip cookies, sweet potato pie and her special pound cake. As Crystal would say to her: This is restaurant quality Teen! Along with loving to cook, she loved to shop to the point you could go shopping at her house! From food to clothing she had it and was always willing to share it. she always kept her hair, makeup and clothing pristine. Without a doubt Teena will be missed by all and we long to see her again.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory: Her devoted brother, Malcolm Coleman; her sister in-law and dear friend, Crystal; nieces, Tracie and Crystal Coleman; nephew, Ryan Lindsay; Aunts, Amelia Wilkerson, Ida Scott, Julia Coleman, Rose Vessels, Ann Adams; Uncld Rufus Coleman (Elnora); devoted uncle and aunt, Harry and Maxine Coleman; special cousins Ebone Bryant and Tryphaena Bryant-Smith, long time dear friend, Eliza Thomas-Newell (Liz) along with a myriad of cousins, family, and friends and her spiritual brothers and sisters in the Christian Congregration.