ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of Veda Puryear-Coleman, beloved wife, mother, and devoted piano teacher. For the last 20 years of her life, she devoted herself to teaching children and adults piano, passing on both technical skill and a love of music to future generations. Our hope is that her legacy will live on.

Please feel free to leave a story in the "Stories" tab. Share your memories of Veda as a friend or student. You can upload videos and pictures as well. You can also leave a quick tribute below.
Posted by Tatiyahna Buckingham on April 22, 2021
Thank you for teaching me something I never knew I would grow to love and keeping me on track with everything I wanted to do in life. You will always be missed and in my heart forever. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, I even started playing the piano again which made me realize you will always be with me in this lifetime. I love you and praying for your family.
Posted by Joyce Campbell on April 19, 2021
Mrs. Veda Coleman was most inspirational in the lives of both my grandchildren and me. What an awesome piano teacher--so enriching to the music arena! Initially she taught my grandson, Carson, with whom she would say she was highly impressed with his musical talent. Then, knowing that music helps to preserve one"s mental faculties, I became a student of hers for a number of years. Finally, she added on my granddaughter, Malia, and the three of us took classes back to back. We all benefited from her music instructions and were very impressed with the piano recital in which the children participated.  Sometimes we would converse before or after class, over the telephone and when I visited her in the hospital. We shall always reflect on pleasant memories of a beautiful musician and carry out her legacy by continuing to develop what she taught us.                                                           Lovingly,                                                                            Joyce Whitaker Campbell & Family
Posted by Kimberly Martin on April 19, 2021
Mrs. Veda was one of the warmest and loving people I know and her commitment and love for City Church was evident always.

I do and will always miss her hugs.

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Posted by Tatiyahna Buckingham on April 22, 2021
Thank you for teaching me something I never knew I would grow to love and keeping me on track with everything I wanted to do in life. You will always be missed and in my heart forever. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me, I even started playing the piano again which made me realize you will always be with me in this lifetime. I love you and praying for your family.
Posted by Joyce Campbell on April 19, 2021
Mrs. Veda Coleman was most inspirational in the lives of both my grandchildren and me. What an awesome piano teacher--so enriching to the music arena! Initially she taught my grandson, Carson, with whom she would say she was highly impressed with his musical talent. Then, knowing that music helps to preserve one"s mental faculties, I became a student of hers for a number of years. Finally, she added on my granddaughter, Malia, and the three of us took classes back to back. We all benefited from her music instructions and were very impressed with the piano recital in which the children participated.  Sometimes we would converse before or after class, over the telephone and when I visited her in the hospital. We shall always reflect on pleasant memories of a beautiful musician and carry out her legacy by continuing to develop what she taught us.                                                           Lovingly,                                                                            Joyce Whitaker Campbell & Family
Posted by Kimberly Martin on April 19, 2021
Mrs. Veda was one of the warmest and loving people I know and her commitment and love for City Church was evident always.

I do and will always miss her hugs.
her Life
Veda Puryear-Coleman passed away on November 30th, 2020 at the age of 69 after several weeks of declining health due to kidney failure and other complications. She was able to have a peaceful transition in her sleep.

She is survived by her two children, Alan and Tamara, her brother, Samuel, and her three grandchildren, Genevieve, Vanessa, and Beatrice as well as many nieces and nephews.

Although she owned several businesses throughout her life, Veda is best known for her 20 years of teaching piano to hundreds of children and adults, leaving behind a legacy of music in the lives of many in her community.

Recent stories

Trinity's Story.

Shared by Alan Coleman on April 19, 2021
This video is from Trinity Smith, age 20 when she recorded it. She started learning piano in the 7th grade and developed a great connection with my mother.

She was one of the first people to send a memorial video and I wanted it to be the first story to appear on this page. 

Sarah's Tribute

Shared by Alan Coleman on April 19, 2021
This video is from Sarah Meredith, now 29. She took piano with my mother for several years in her youth.