Mary Lou Coleman, age 62, passed away May 14, 2020 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a short illness. She was born April 8, 1958 in Davenport, Virginia to Phillip and Mary Vance. She married her best friend Bennie Coleman in 1980 and was a devoted and loving wife for over 40 years. Mary loved being a mother to her two daughters, Amy and Amanda, who adored her. She set an example of kindness, generosity and compassion for them they will be eternally grateful for. She loved to draw and create, often drawing little sketches in the margins of papers and crocheting beautiful scarfs. She was a voracious reader and was rarely seen at home without a mystery novel nearby. She was a kind, generous, and loving person, and saw that love returned as all who met her loved her. She was a gentle soul who was a nurse at Centra Health until the end. It suited her and her caring nature. She was survived by her husband, Bennie Coleman, and daughters Amy Coleman and partner Nicholas Pillow of Lynchburg, and Amanda Coleman and partner Dean Burrage of Lynchburg as well as her siblings: brothers Melvin Vance and wife Mary Jane; Phillip Vance, Jr and wife Diane; and Ronnie Vance and wife Esma; sister Victoria Compton and husband Raymond; and several beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Mary Vance, as well as siblings David, Marvin, Carmel, Daniel, Robert, Douglas and Denver Vance and nephew Mark Vance. In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to your local humane society or animal shelter or to the Lynchburg Humane Society at Arrangements by Burch Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.