Alice Loraine Coleman Williams

June 16, 1933 - December 24, 2020

Alice Loraine Coleman Williams, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2020.

She was born on June 16, 1933 in Punxsutawney, PA to the late Charles and Vera Marie Reed. Loraine spent many years as a director of Hope Dining Hall at Kingswood United Methodist Church, helping the local churches feed the less fortunate. She was also a devoted member of her own church, Newark United Methodist. In her younger years, Loraine was a leader for the church’s youth group and taught Sunday School, along with devoting endless hours to the women’s fellowship groups.

Family was the center of Loraine’s life. She treasured spending time with her children and grandchildren. Never saying no to watching a sick child, traveling to watch sporting events or attending one of their programs.

In addition to her parents, Loraine was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, Robert F. Coleman; her second husband of 25 years, Nicholas G. Williams; and her sister, Esther Barnett. She is survived by her children Kenneth R. Coleman (Karen), Harry L. Coleman (Lou Anne), and Phyllis C. Swift (Clarence); step-daughters, Cynthia P. Williams and Jill D. Williams-Hall; brother, Lee C. Reed; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Loraine’s family would like to extend their thanks and sincere appreciation to Bayada Hospice and The Somerford Place for their kind and compassionate care. Services and a private interment in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bayada Hospice, 4250 Lancaster Pike, Suite 308, Wilmington, DE 19805 or to a charity of your choice.


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  • Oh, Phyllis. I am so heartbroken and sorry to see that Grammy passed. What a wonderful woman, loved by so many. May your memories sustain all of you at this difficult time. Love and prayers to you all.

    Denise, Tate and L.T.

  • Lorraine, Nick, my late husband and I were all square dancers with the 2x4s club in Newark. Lorraine was invariably cheerful and outgoing. We could tell she was devoted to her grandchildren, as she would frequently miss her own activities so that she could be with them. When I saw her picture in the obituary, I knew immediately who it was, even though I haven’t seen her in roughly 20 years. Like so many of us, a few more wrinkles, but that same smile! I’m sure all of her family will miss her tremendously, but I hope the happy memories are the ones that surface more frequently.

    Nancy Balogh

  • Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with all of you. Lorraine was an amazing person-the world is a better place because of her.
    Nancy and Urie Boulden

  • So sorry for your loss. your mom was very special to me , She will be greatly missed by all.