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Leola Phillips Grant Coachman

  • Birth 22 Sep 1932
  • Death 21 Aug 2009
  • Burial Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 54893936

LEOLA PHILLIPS (COACHMAN) Following a lengthy illness, Leola Phillips Coachman, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 21, 2009, in Riverside, California. She was surrounded by her children. Leola was born to Samuel and Ruby Grant in Eufaula, Alabama on September 22, 1932. She attended primary and secondary schools in Alabama. As a teenager she moved to Detroit, Michigan with her parents. At age 23, she met and married Raymond Phillips and she traveled the world with him while he was in the United States Air Force. In 1963, Leola and Raymond settled in Riverside, California where she raised their 6 children (DonnaRay Phillips, Raymond Phillips (d), Todd Phillips, Brynell Muhammad, Wendy Jones and Sean Phillips). That marriage ended in divorce. Leola later met and married George Coachman and born from that union was one child, Ruby Sara Coachman-Phillips. In 1968 Leola began working for Riverside Unified School District as an instructional aide and a playground supervisor at Longfellow Elementary School. During her 32 years of employment with RUSD, Leola facilitated parent participation in the following programs: Project COOL, Operation School Bell, the Parent Academy and the Superintendent's African American Community Advisory Committee. These programs were located at the following schools: Hyatt, Highland Elementary Schools and Sierra Middle School. She was a tireless advocate for children and their families. She was a true inspiration to the Eastside community. Viewing Monday, August 31, 2009, 1-7pm at Tillman Riverside Mortuary, 2874 Tenth St., Riverside, CA. Service Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 11am at New Joy Baptist Church, 5694 Jurupa Ave., Riverside, CA with Rev. Paul Mumford officiating. Interment to follow service at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA, Staging Area #3 at 1:30pm. Published in Press-Enterprise on August 29, 2009


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  • Created by: Silver Spark
  • Added: 13 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54893936
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leola Phillips Grant Coachman (22 Sep 1932–21 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54893936, citing Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Silver Spark (contributor 46915372) .