Allisha Sequoia Coleman, 22, UMES education major

November 29, 2005

Services for Allisha Sequoia Coleman, a senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2100 W. Baltimore St.

Miss Coleman, who was 22, died in an accident Nov. 22 when a car in which she was riding ran off Interstate 97 near Glen Burnie. She was returning home from school for Thanksgiving.

Born in Baltimore, she was raised on West Lexington Street. She was a 2001 graduate of Seton Keough High School, where she was a cheerleader.

Miss Coleman was expecting to graduate with honors from UMES in May, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She belonged to the school's Human Ecology Club, Drama Club, gospel choir and Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, among other groups.

At her church, she was an usher and belonged to its young musicians and young musicians and voices groups. She was a past president of the Youth Ministry Baptist Congress of the Christian Education Auxiliary of the United Baptist Missionary Convention.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Alexander and Joyce Coleman; her mother, Dollene Coleman; a brother, Alexander Coleman III; two sisters, Selina Coleman and Takia Bethea; her maternal grandmother, Kay Ferrell; and her paternal grandmother, Gertrude Faison. All are of Baltimore.

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