Cora was born January 2, 1935 in Coffeyville, Kansas, the fifth daughter of eight girls. Her father, Maurice C. Coleman worked at the Smelter in Coffeyville and he also had his own lawn care service so that he could provide for his loving wife, Minnie C. Smith and eight beautiful daughters. Her mother, Minnie C. Coleman was a homemaker.
Cora worked as a hairdresser in her early year and went on to work at Frigidaire and later, she worked for General Motors where she later retired. She was truly proud of her accomplishment of finally receiving her high school diploma in her later years.
Everyone who met Cora was truly blessed to have her in their lives. Cora was an active member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, an active missionary at the church, and a member of the Red Hats Ladies Club. She enjoyed pottery, gardening, baking, having tea parties with her social club and hanging out with her grandchildren, and many of her good friends.
Cora was preceded in death by her husbands: Charles Alston, and Orville Sales; father and mother, Maurice C. and Minnie Coleman; five sisters.
Cora is survived by sisters, Fern A. Roberts of Greenville, NC, Dorothy Starr of Coffeyville, KS; loving grandson, Kevin Turner of Houston, TX; loving daughters, Saundra C. Turner of Dayton, Robin R. Williams (Frank) of Trotwood, OH; loving great granddaughters, Kameran Turner of Dayton, Phoenix Williams of Dayton; great grandson, Bryce Turner of Dayton; granddaughters, Tamika and Schmika Lawhorn of Dayton; special nephew, Maurice N. Alford of Dayton; nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews that loved her dearly.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 301 Mia Ave. Visitation 10 am at which time family will receive friends. Interment Dayton National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
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