Welcome to the
memorial page for
Rianna Janai Coleman
October 13, 1996
~August 20, 2023
Rianna Janai Coleman was born on October 13, 1996, and passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 20th, 2023. She graduated from Toms River North High School in 2015 and worked for the city of Toms River as a Judicial Clerk for the past 5 years. Rianna gave her life to Christ and was a member of the Sixth Street Baptist Church where she served in the Sound Ministry, Voices of Praise, Garden of Praise, the drama ministry and had been assigned as the lead for the planning, organizing and execution of the church’s 2023 Family and Friends Day.
Rianna was a Dadtha’s (daddy’s) girl from day one and was known for her blunt sense of humor and outgoing nature. She also had the uncanny ability to retain information that surpassed that of the average person, and for knowing just the right songs to add to musical playlists for any occasion. Taking her role as big sister seriously, she was often seen as the Mother Hen, protecting her siblings at all costs, but allowing them to be themselves. As funny and as crazy as she could be, she never hesitated to step up to the plate when needed, even if she didn’t want to. Anyone who knew Rianna knew that her love languages were acts of service and gift giving. This was exhibited even in death, by her desire to donate her organs so that others could live.
Rianna is preceded in death by John Kirton (maternal Grandfather), Jeffrey Coleman, Sr. (paternal Grandfather), Frances Coleman (paternal Grandmother), Charles Richards (Uncle), Forest Miller (Uncle/Godfather), Candace Coleman (Aunt), Steven Thomas (Cousin/Brother), Kirk Morton (Trouble Buddy), and Cetavia Mitter (Sister/Best Friend).
To cherish her memory, she leaves behind her maternal Grandmother Margaret (Machie) Philips-Kirton, parents Jeffrey Coleman, Jr, Karen Kirton-Coleman, special/adopted mothers, Carletta Mitter, Natasha Ali, spiritual parents, Pastor Robert C. Morris and Cheryl Morris, siblings Jeffrey Coleman, III, Cihara Coleman, Kaaynan Coleman, Karina Coleman, Cybrina Coleman, special siblings, Ashaney Santos, Trishann Morgan, Jermaine Morris, Vern Saunders, Jordan Morris, aunts & uncles, Yvonne Richards-Thomas, Dexter Richards (Uncle/Godfather), Alvin Richards (Gail), René Clarck (Janneke VanBruggen), Gustave Clarck (Ava De Kleine), Innita Jones (Godmother), Jessio Miller (Aunt/Godmother), Youlanda Artis, Alcenia Coleman, Viola (Envelope)Bonner, special aunts and uncles, Roger Kirton, Charlene Jordan, Carolyn Johnson, Elaine Gates, a host of cousins across the US, Curaçao, Holland, Canada, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Vincent and friends across the globe.