The Middleburg Town Council last week voted unanimously to pass a resolution in memory of Sam Coleman, the town’s longtime FedEx delivery driver who was diagnosed with lymphoma last year and died Dec. 7.
Coleman had delivered for FedEx in the Middleburg area since 1994. Upon learning that he was diagnosed with lymphoma, local Realtor Helen MacMahon set up a GoFundMe page in August to raise money to support Coleman and his family. Within the first four days, the fundraiser had solicited $40,000 in donations from about 250 people. It has since gathered more than $73,000 from 460 people.
Councilman Peter Leonard-Morgan said Coleman was one of the first people he and his wife met when they moved to town in 2013. “Your loss is very great but there is so much love for Sam,” he told Coleman’s family.
Mayor Bridge Littleton said Coleman’s “infectious smile” was “truly amazing.”
“Sam is somebody we all should aspire to be,” he said. “We will all deeply miss him.”