Tia Michelle Coleman

March 14, 1970 - October 1, 2020

Tia Michelle Coleman, 50, of Silsbee, died Thursday, October 1, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1970m in Beaumont, to Keitha Bradshaw Fortenberry and Johnny Fortenberry.

Tia received her Bachler’s Degree in education from Lamar University and was a teacher for over twenty years.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Coleman; son, Aidan Paul Coleman; parents, Keitha and Johnny Paul Fortenberry, all of Silsbee; and three best friends from college, Rhonda Gulley, Jodie Wentzel, and Marla Mitchell.

A gathering of Tia’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at R.S. Farmer Cemetery, Silsbee.

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R.S. Farmer Cemetery

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Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 10/03/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656
  • 10/03/2020
  • 6:55 am

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Rhonda Gulley

Mr and Mrs Fortenberry, Roy and Aidan: I love all of y’all and I will be praying for y’all in the coming days. I will never forget my friendship with my beautiful friend Tia

Naomi Paine

So very sorry for the loss of Tia. My prayers go out to you Keitha.

Shannon Hensley

Such a seeet souls lost too young! Tia was a wonderful person, with never an ugly or cross word to anyone. She will be dearly missed by all of those who knew her.

Lee and Lisa Guedry

Lee and I are sending our deepest condolences. Keith’a you and Johnny are in our prayers.

David Stout

So very sorry for your loss

Suzanne Valentine

Sweet Cousin. I am heartbroken that you've left this world so soon. We are all so much better off for having known you. Love to Roy, Aiden, Johnny, and Keitha

Ann (Grisham) Mercer

Keitha, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and Johnny.

Byron Smith

I only met Tia a few times so I did not really know her that well. She must have been a wonderful person because her husband is a great guy and she has such wonderful friends. My condolences to family and friends. I wish this was not a loss that you have to bear in what already has been a very difficult year. Peace and best wishes.

Dan & Elaine Ross

Sorry we can't make it. We're praying for you. Love you so much.

Dan & Elaine Ross

Praying for you. Love y'all so much

Gena Powell

R. Coleman I'm so sorry about Tia..you and Aiden are in my prayers..sorry I can't make it to service I'm in San Antonio on job

Flo Worsham

Roy, Aidan, Keitha, Johnny: My heart breaks with you. Tia was such a beautiful gracious lady. Most of all she was a child of God and is at home with Jesus. Though I cannot be there today, my heart is with you all and I'm praying that you will feel God's comfort as only He can give. Love, Flo

jo lynn king

Keitha so very sorry for your loss. I'm sorry for the times we are in and can't be there for our friends at a time like this but please know I'm praying for you and your family . May God give you peace and confront during the days ahead . Love you Keitha.

Brian and Susie McDonald

Dear Keitha and Johnny, Aiden and Roy, Words aren't enough to tell you how sorry I am about Tia. When I first met her she was just a teenager. She was such a sweet girl who turned into a sweet woman, wife and mother. We cherish all of the times that we were able to spend with her and your family. We love each of you so very much and will be praying for you in the very difficult days ahead.

Margaret Eilers

Keitha and family I am praying for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. I am unable to attend but my prayers are with you

Billie Dean. Donnie Dean

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family as well as our prayers

Sheila Johnson

I am so sorry for your loss. She will be remembered always.

Eric Dace

Keitha and Johnny, Aiden and Roy, I know there are no words I can say to help the heartache you must now feel. Growing up with Tia she was a big part of our tight knit youth group at First Assembly and those are times I'll never forget. We lost touch over the years but even that couldn't describe the hurt I felt when I heard of her passing. Tia was a beautiful but quite person with a big heart that never thought twice about helping others. To Aiden and Roy, even though we've never meet, I know your also hurting with the loss of a mother and wife. My prayers are with you also. Tia was a beautiful, caring, loving lady and she will be missed by everyone's life she touched. She's in Gods arms now and to Keitha and Jonny, I've prayed that my own parents will welcome her with open arms. Love you all

Jan Crowell

Keitha - I have such fond memories of Tia. I’ll never forget the years we worked together in Missionettes as well as school in Silsbee. I even think she babysat Brett and Rhea a few times for me when they were young. Jeff’s kind words were a beautiful tribute to a life lived for Jesus. Please know I am praying for all of you. ❤️


I remember working with Tia in the Silsbee Schools. She was wonderful to her students. I am sorry for her family's loss.

Kerrie Dobbs

Roy Coleman, Aidan Paul , along with other family and friends, I heard of Tia’s passing from some of our mutual neighbors, Ted and Peggy Mansfield specifically. Please know that I’ve been praying for Tia and you all since early last week. I send my heartfelt condolences. Nothing else I can say will bring you any peace or comfort, save to lean into our Savior Jesus! “Do not be anxious...for your Heavenly Father knows all that you need. Seek, first, His kingdom and His righteousness and all you need will be added unto you. Therefore, do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself. each day has enough trouble of its own “ (paraphrased from Matthew 6:31-34). What I can do is empathize with you Roy! I lost my husband, Steven, on 7/23/20 to a tragic accident in which he was instantly taken to be with the Lord! From the moment the police officer showed up to tell me of Steven’s death, my first utterance was “JESUS, Help me!” Jesus knew Steven’s time on earth was done but he also knew exactly where I would be and my needs for the future. He orchestrated it all so that Steven could join Jesus in Heaven and that my livelihood would be provided. Jesus has been my constant companion and in His arms I find Peace, Grace, Mercy and Comfort. I can grieve with Jesus. Please don’t do as I did and run from your grief or stay so busy you don’t have time to grieve. This only makes you sick at heart and does unimaginable things to your body. Give yourself permission to grieve, it’s the only way you can begin the healing process. It is not a flaw to cry! We both have much to do to settle estates, return to work, and live each day! Aidan needs you to show him it’s ok to grieve. He will also be your reason for getting up in the morning and providing for him mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually! Aidan will help you too! My Steven was 59, just 7 days prior to our 38th Anniversary! It’s very hard when they’re young. If you find you need to speak to someone that can understand somewhat, I’ll be here! (ask Ted or Peggy where I live and my phone # if needed.) I don’t work, so I’m here most of the time...you’ve likely seen me on my side porch at all times if the day and night! Please feel free to call or just pop over for a visit. I’d love to meet Aidan, as well! Blessings to you, Roy and family, as you each navigate this tragedy in your own ways! There is no set recipe for grief, just do what you feel and all will fall into place as soon as it can! Praying for you all! Kerrie Kerrie Dobbs

Shar Thibodeau

God bless you all, my thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Valencia Greenwood, Principal of Charlton-Pollard Elementary School

We, the faculty and staff of Charlton-Pollard Elementary, express our condolences to the family of Mrs. Tia Coleman. She loved working with the children, and they loved her. We are sorry for your loss. She was a part of our Bulldog family at Charlton-Pollard for five years and will be missed. Sincerely and prayerfully, The Beaumont Independent School District Charlton-Pollard Bulldog Family

Linda K Bridges

Mr Coleman, my heart breaks for your loss of such a beautiful lady. You & Aiden are on my prayer list. . Linda