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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Jeanette (Talley) Coffee

05/20/1953 — 01/02/2023

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Jeanette (Talley) Coffee, 69 of Painesville, Ohio passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness surrounded by her family and went home to be with our Heavenly Father on January 2, 2023. Jeanette was born May 20, 1953 to the late Henry Lee and Juanita (Sumler) Talley.

Jeanette resided in Painesville, Ohio for over 40 years. Known affectionately as “Mama Coffee”, she retired from Painesville City Local Schools in 2012 after more than 30 years of service in multiple positions. Jeanette was often called on to use her beautiful voice to minister at church services and funerals.

Jeanette grew up in Warren, Ohio where she accepted Christ at a young age. She and her sisters formed a singing group called the Talley Sisters where they cut a record and performed with such names as The Clark Sisters, James Cleveland and other local talent in The Jubilee Specials. Prior to her illness she enjoyed crocheting, cooking Mexican Cornbread and many other items for her friends and family but her best times were spent with her grandchildren that she adored.

Jeanette leaves to cherish her memory: her son, Danny Talley, daughter Amber Daniel (Davion), stepchildren, Lee N. (Janet) Coffee Jr. and Tosche Coffee-Stevens; brother Richard Talley Sr.; twin sister Lanette Talley; Katherine (Lionel) Simpson; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews. She also leaves two godchildren Julie McClain and Joyce Warner and former husband Lee N. Coffee Sr.

Jeanette was met in heaven by her parents, son Nathan, stepson Bishop Roderick (Charlene) A Coffee I; brother Mack Talley and sisters Henrietta Walters and Ozie Seesay.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at Union Community Church, 10959 Johnnycake Ridge Rd., Painesville. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday at the church where Pastor Maurice R. Coffee I, will preside.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

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11 Replies to “Jeanette (Talley) Coffee”

  1. Amber & family
    Please know that I send my deepest sympathy & love. Your mom was such an amazing woman & I will never forget the times that we spent & the talks that we had. Prayers for you and your family.


  2. My deepest sympathy for your family and our prayers are with you


  3. Cheryl Boyd & Family February 17, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    Sincerest Sympathy for you n your family during this most difficult time.When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes your most valued treasure.


  4. Altamese Brooks & The Brooks Family February 17, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    Our family sends our condolences and prayers of comfort during this time.


  5. Debby and Jim Dayton February 17, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    To the whole family: Please accept our deepest sympathy on Jeanette’s passing. She was a big part of our Harvey High School family. Her Mexican Cornbread Recipe will always be one of our favorites. Peace and Comfort to the family. Rest In Peace, Jeanette.


  6. Lydia Sandoval and daughters February 17, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    Sending my deepest sympathy and love. May God bring you peace as you grieve the passing of such an incredible woman. Her voice will forever be heard in the halls of Harvey High School.


  7. Mrs. Coffee was an awesome educator, during a program or some of the students showed off some of our talents to younger kids. She sang with me amazing Grace.she will be missed greatly.


  8. The family of Ozie Smith from Fordyce Ar. February 17, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    Your family from Fordyce, Ar. send our condolences and prayers of comfort during this difficult time. May God give you peace. We love you and we will always remember Janette’s beautiful voice. With Love, The Family of Ozie Smith ( Fordyce, Ar.)


  9. April McCoy and the McCoy Family February 17, 2023 at 11:20 pm

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Aunt Jeanette was a beacon of light who had so much love for the lord. She will truly be missed. Love you dearly, Amber!


  10. My heartfelt condolences to the family. It was a pleasure to be in Janette’s company as she also enjoyed African clothing and hats as I do. She will be missed and she left many good family legacies to live and love each other. R.I.H women with s musical voice for God.


  11. I will miss you so much. I thank God for the time we shared. We will miss your voice ,your face ,your joy and your laughter. May heaven embrace you.


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