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Jarred Kelly Coleman, 22, of Grand Rapids, Michigan was born on August 21, 1996, and passed away on August 27, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car crash in California, which also claimed the lives of his beloved paternal grandpa and step grandma, Ron and Joann Coleman (affectionately called Granny and Papaw).
A graduate of Spring Lake High School, Jarred was a senior at Davenport University and was a valued member of the lacrosse teams for both schools. With his outgoing personality, his quick wit, and his zest for life, Jarred was truly a gift, cherished by all who knew him, from his close friends to the many kids he so enjoyed coaching. He was a kind and giving young man who loved animals and believed passionately in having a positive attitude and making each day count. He was his brother Ethan’s biggest lacrosse fan and was equally proud of his sister, Jordan, whose recent wedding was an occasion of joy for the family.
Jarred will forever be remembered with love by his parents, Ronnie and Kelly, brother Ethan, sister and brother-in-law Jordan and Casey Brown, paternal grandma and step grandpa Claudia and Doug Campbell and aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandma Doris Huck. The Coleman family is comforted in knowing that as a heart and organ donor, Jarred will help give precious life to others.
A celebration of Jarred’s life will be held at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, September 15, at Frontline Community Church, 4411 Plainfield Ave, NE Grand Rapids, MI. A visitation with family will be held prior to the service at Frontline Church from 10am-noon. The family will also be holding a light reception immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate contributions to the GoFundMe account (https://www.gofundme.com/wdj8y-coleman-family), which was started by friends to help with the unexpected expenses associated with this tragedy. Any remaining funds will be used by his parents to start a lacrosse scholarship in Jarred’s honor.