La-tresha was born in Dallas, Texas to the proud  parents of Jesse J. Coleman and Carolyn S. Smith Coleman.
With a sparkling smile and personality to match, La-tresha filled her parents life with joy.



She  accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and united at  Faithful Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and  had recently joined Friendship West.





 Tresha attended public school in Dallas graduating from
        Lincoln High School in 1996.This is one of the 
           happiest memories  that her parents will forever treasure in
          their hearts .




She was  more then just a daughter, but a friend  also, and Tresha and her mother
could be found together so often ,helping the senior citizens,  and going to church....





On December 23 rd, 2000, everything would change, and their lives would never be the same.

In Kentucky , on the Blue Grass Parkway, a  tragic car accident 
would claim the life of two young people-

   Reshawnteze D. Kennedy, age 20, who was the devoted companion of La-tresha's, 
would lose control of his car,
flipping it over several times 
with  six people inside,  none wearing seat belts.
He would die at the scene.


La-tresha would be taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital,
in critical condition  and in a coma.

For eight, long agonizing days  her family would be at the  hospital with her.



On December 31st, La-tresha was called home  to be with our Lord Jesus.

There is no pain greater then  losing a child. While  Tresha's parents rejoice in the fact  that one day they will see their beloved daughter ,they also  weep knowing it will but  not be in their lifetime on this earth.

Latresha had been their only surviving daughter.

Many  years before their young  8  year old daughter, Cassandra  L. Coleman had died of leukemia.

Also, Latresha leaves behind  her brother ,Christopher J. Coleman , and her daughter, Ebony Nicole Kennedy.

Ebony was only 13 months old when her parents died.

Ebony today.



La-tresha was an organ donor.  As in life, she helped others , and in death
she  continues to help others.

Her mother Carolyn hopes that someday Tresha's recipients will write them through Southwest Transplant Alliance,






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