Obituary: Francine Coleman Postell

Ms. Postell, 89, a lifelong resident of Oakland, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

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The Honorable Francine Coleman Postell, 89, a lifelong resident of Oakland, Florida, entered her eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Mother Postell served as an educator for over 20 years.

In 1987, she was elected as the first African American female mayor of the Town of Oakland.

She was a lifelong member of the AME Church and an active member of Mt. Zion AMEC, Oakland. She was a devoted Missionary, servant and woman of God who will be deeply missed by her family and community alike. 

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, with a wake service to begin at 6 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church, Oakland. A service of celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at St. Mark AME Church, 1968 Bruton Blvd., Orlando. Interment: Oakland Community Cemetery, Oakland, Florida. 

Postell’s Mortuary, Pine Hills Chapel, is providing service for the Coleman-Postell family.


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