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Lauren Elizabeth Coleman

October 5, 1987 — March 11, 2023

Charleston, SC

Lauren Elizabeth Coleman


Lauren Elizabeth (Norberg) Coleman, 35 of Charleston, South Carolina, passed away along with her unborn baby girl Lennon Grace on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Born on October 5, 1987, in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of Coleen Norberg (Van Dyke) and the late Peter Norberg. She is preceded in death by Peter Norberg (father) and survived by Matthew Coleman (husband), Coleen Norberg (mother), Derek Norberg (brother), Kelsey Dano (twin sister), and her and Matthew’s two dogs, Wesley and Chester.

Lauren was raised in the small town of Middleburgh, NY located in the Schoharie Valley. From her early years, Lauren brought light, love, and laughter into every room. She graduated high school with top honors and was an athletic all-star in multiple sports. Lauren attended SUNY Cortland where she excelled academically but more importantly continued to bring light into the lives of those around her. Lauren had an unmatched ability to always see the beauty in life, and she shared that vision with everyone she met. Whether in her small hometown or soaking up the sun of the south in Charleston, SC and surrounding areas, Lauren’s heart was too big to keep to herself. She dedicated her life to teaching elementary school children and developing the next generation through love and care. Never losing her love of sports, she was an accomplished athlete, winning multiple championships in both Charleston Sports & Social Club and Holy City Kickball. Lauren’s light was made even stronger by motherhood; some comfort lies in the fact that she can embrace her two babies in the afterlife. Lauren’s brightness will continue to shine through the lives of the children she taught, her teammates, friends, and loved ones. In this sad time Lauren wouldn't want anyone to stay in the shadows of sadness--but to remember that each of us can bring light to the dark.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation; James Island, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412.

In addition to or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Going Places Non-Profit at

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation; James Island, 347 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.


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Saturday, March 18, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

James Island Chapel McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation

347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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