George Curtis Coleman, of Dawsonville, GA, beloved husband, proud father, faithful grandfather, baby brother, invested uncle, treasured friend, devoted church elder, and steadfast follower of Christ, was welcomed home on April 10, 2021, after a valiant battle with Covid-19. Curtis was a lifelong Georgian—born and raised in Roswell, GA, who served the City of Atlanta as a firefighter for 30 years, and settled with his family in North Georgia. Curtis was passionate about everything he loved, including his opinion. He was an eager learner of all things, particularly the Bible, history, and politics. He was an avid boater, sports enthusiast, music aficionado, pool shark, and connoisseur of random trivia, but his true love was the game of golf. Above all else, he delighted in loving his wife and family and serving Jesus and others. Curtis exemplified perseverance, grit, hard work, self-sacrifice, tenderness, and compassion and imparted these strengths to those who were loved by him. In that way, his legacy will live on. Though he will be greatly missed, his loved ones take comfort knowing he has received the welcome of, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” and that they will join him again one day. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Suzi Coleman, his children Kelsey and Josh Harrison and Clint and Emily Coleman, of Dawsonville, and the children of his heart, Lori and David Stephenson-Strickland, of San Diego, and Will and Mallory Eastman, of Tampa, FL, his brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Angie Coleman, of Sebring, FL, his sister-in-law, Barbara Tiernan, of Jasper, GA, nephew (like a brother) Tj Fairweather and family of Rising Sun, a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other loved ones, because Curtis never met a stranger.
All of his golfing crew will serve as honorary pallbearers. His brother Chief Tommy Coleman will serve as the honorary escort. A special thanks to the Forsyth County Fire Department for honoring Curtis in such a special way.
Immediately following the service the family has asked that everyone process with them to Mary Alice Park where Curtis will recieve Fire Department honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North Georgia Church or to Enotah CASA (an organization serving foster children that was very close to his heart).
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