Born: April 16 in Georgia
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Rev. Ron D. Coleman, Sr.
Children: Two adult children, two grandchildren
Education: Bachelor's degree and master's from Wayne State University; Pershing High School, Detroit
Employment/Military Record: Wayne County Road Commission, 31 years, retired 1998 as director of human relations; press secretary, late Edward H. McNamara
Community Activities: God Land Unity Church, NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Trade Union Leadership Council, United Way and Detroit Goodfellows Drive