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Melinda Coleman Biography – Melinda Coleman Wiki
Melinda Coleman was the mother of sexual assault survivor Daisy Coleman. Daisy Coleman, a sexual assault survivor who was the subject of Netflix’s 2016 documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” also died by suicide in August 2020. Melinda Coleman worked as a sexual assault victim advocate after her daughter’s own assault, which was examined in the 2016 Netflix documentary “Audrie & Daisy.”
The Coleman family became the subject of national interest after Daisy Coleman said she was raped at age 14 at a party in Maryville, Missouri, in 2012. She accused a 17-year-old boy, Matthew Barnett, of raping her and was subjected to online harassment and bullying by her peers after speaking out. Barnett pleaded guilty to lesser charges of misdemeanor child endangerment in 2014 and was sentenced to two years of probation and a four-month suspended jail term, according to The Associated Press.
Melinda Coleman Age
She died on December 6, 2020. She was 58 years old.
Melinda Coleman Husband
Melinda Coleman’s husband, Dr. Michael Coleman, died in a car crash in 2009.
Melinda Coleman Children
Melinda Coleman had four children, Charlie, Logan, Daisy, and Tristan Ash Coleman. Her youngest son, Tristan Ash Coleman, died on June 18, 2018, in a vehicle accident while driving through Oakley, KS. He was 19 years old. Her daughter, Daisy Coleman, died by suicide in August 2020. Melinda Coleman is survived by her two other sons, Logan and Charlie.
Melinda Coleman Death
We are in shock and disbelief to share with our SafeBAE family, that we lost Melinda Coleman to suicide. The bottomless grief of losing her husband, Tristan, and Daisy was more than she could face most days. Melinda was a gifted veterinarian, devoted mother and wife, and talented bodybuilder. More than anything, she loved and believed in her children. It is no accident that she created some of the most gifted, passionate, and resilient children. Our hearts are forever with Logan & Charlie.
Hours before her death, Melinda Coleman shared heartbreaking posts about her lost family members on Facebook. She wrote in one Facebook post: There aren’t enough I love yous I could have said when I was holding your cold, broken, dead body. I held you like a baby anyway, my baby. The baby I held when you first came into this world. It has always been my greatest honor and joy to be your mother and best friend. Mama bear!
Melinda Coleman also posted a screenshot of typed words that read: Everybody I know will someday be dead. This I know in my heart and my head. This sometimes keeps me awake in bed. I think of all the love you’s I never said.
Melinda Coleman posted about her daughter frequently on social media, including multiple Facebook posts on Sunday. She also posted on Saturday, marking four months since her daughter’s death to the day. Melinda Coleman wrote: “I’d like to challenge everyone to be kind and lift up others in pain, especially sexual assault survivors and those hopeless in this holiday season. Send out light and love and protect each other and I will protect and pray for anyone who needs it. Let’s make this a Daisy Day filled with light, hope and love.”
Melinda Coleman Cause of Death
Melinda Coleman’s cause of death was suicide.