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Mattie Eliza Howard Coleman
Birth: Jul. 3, 1870
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul., 1942
Tennessee, USA

Missionary, Suffragist. Born in Tennessee, in 1870, she was one of the first African American women to become a physician graduating from Meharry Medical College. Active in religious rights and freedoms, she married R.J. Coleman, a CME minister in the Tennessee Conference in the early 1900s. She organized a women's bible forum and was the first president of the Women's Missionary Council, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serving 1918 to 1939. She died in 1942. Note: Dr. Coleman's grave has the dates 1918-1993, this is not her birth and death dates. These dates reflect when the Missionary Council celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Women's Missionary Council. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Greenwood Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
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Record added: Jul 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 10691
Mattie Eliza <i>Howard</i> Coleman
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Mattie Eliza <i>Howard</i> Coleman
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Mattie, I am sure your enjoying the streets of gold now. What a dedication you made to medicine and religious Christian rights. Your memory will always be in our hearts. Rest In Heavenly Peace sweet angel.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: May. 9, 2016

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015
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- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
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