Susan was born on March 18, 1960 in Norfolk, VA. She was the daughter of the late
Capt. William John Coleman and Joyce Ahlers Granum of Edgewater, MD.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in 1981, and since
had worked as a school teacher, horseback riding instructor, chef, and restaurant owner.
Surviving are her four children: Devon Tackels of Oakland, CA, Dakota Tackels, Hunter Porter,
and Chance Coleman all of Front Royal; and one brother William Mark Coleman of Northern VA.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home
to celebrate her life.
Flowers may be sent to Maddox Funeral Home and memorial contributions may be made to
Special Love, Inc., a non-profit to which Susan dedicated many years of service.