Duck Boat Tragedy

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 a duck boat capsized during a storm on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO killing 17 people. Of the 17 killed, 9 were from the Coleman family, many of whom were connected to Apostolic churches.


Compassion Services International extends thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families affected by this tragedy, particularly the Coleman family. 


Tia Coleman and her 13-year-old nephew were the only 2 of the Coleman family to survive the incident. Tia lost 4 members of her immediate family, husband Glen (40), sons Reese (9) and Evan (7) and daughter Arya (1).


Other family members lost were Angela Coleman (Sister-in-law, age 45), Horace Coleman (Father-in-law, age 70), Belinda Coleman (Mother-in-law, age 69), Ervin Coleman (Husband’s Uncle, age 76) and Maxwell Coleman (Nephew, age 2).  


Also among the victims were a married couple from Missouri, William and Janice Bright, who were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. 


Please join us in prayer for the families affected by this tragic incident, especially the Coleman family who share our faith.