Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Hundreds Attend Coleman Family Funerals After Duck Boat Capsizing Tragedy (VIDEO)

The Coleman family just before the duck boat tragedy that will leave 9 on them dead
The Coleman family just before the duck boat tragedy that will leave 9 on them dead

*We can only imagine the pain the Coleman family is feeling after losing nine members of the clan in the recent duck boat capsizing tragedy. On Friday at a funeral in Indiana, four victims of the tragedy were mourned and celebrated.

Bishop G. Victor Morrisey Jr. said that one of them, Glenn Coleman, “could have saved himself, [but] wouldn’t leave his kids.’’

Morrisey told the congregation at Grace Apostolic Church in Indianapolis he believes Glenn, 40, made a heroic attempt to rescue his three youngsters. But he perished along with 9-year-old Reece, 7-year-old Evan and Arya, 1.

“I believe Glenn could have saved himself, I believe he could have got away by himself,’’ the clergyman said.

“But he wanted to make sure his family was going to be all right. He wasn’t going to leave his children to fend for themselves. He was able to corral all of his family together — his two sons and his baby.’’

His wife, Tia, who survived, said right after the ship went under, and her husband was pulled out of the stormy Ozark lake, “he had all three of my babies.’’

As we reported, total of 17 people died as a result of the capsizing.


Nicole Young Starks, the funeral’s MC, read a statement from the Coleman family that said Arya was “the first girl in a family with many boys,’’ but it didn’t go to her head.

She may have been raised as a “princess,’’ but the toddler was as “tough as her brothers.’’

“So we had to accept that she was a rough princess,” Starks said, quoting the family’s statements, which said “each of the Coleman children had their own unique personality.”

Reece, said Starks, had autism and loved to sing.

Evan “had a heart of gold” and was “very cooperative” and “good-spirited.”

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Another funeral was held Saturday for Horace Coleman, 70; his wife Belinda, 69; his brother, Irvin, 76; his daughter, Angela, 45, and Angela’s son Maxwell, 2.

Other than Tia, the only member of her family who survived the incident was nephew Donovan Coleman, 13.

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