On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay the bill for Natalie “Nicki” Coleman, who died Thursday, under the county’s pauper burial policy.
Coroner Rocky Kennedy asked the board to consider paying for the cremation since he was unable to find next of kin of Coleman who were able to pay.
Coleman, 43, was found dead in her University Arbors apartment on College Hill Road. Kennedy said foul play was not suspected. She had two teenage sons who both suffered from autism.
A trust account has been opened for her two sons’ care at Mechanics Bank. Anyone wishing to make a donation can bring it to one of Mechanics’ branches or mail a check or money order to the trustee, Robert Mongue, trustee, 319 Odem Hall, University, MS 38677. All checks should be made payable to the Coleman Brothers Support Trust.
A memorial service for Coleman is scheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 9, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. (November 2, 2010, Page 1)