Coleman’s Chapel grew out of a plantation schoolhouse started by Lindsey Coleman, a large landowner in the area of present-day Wadley. After initially meeting in a brush arbor, residents of the area began holding revivals and built this church circa 1871, with the guidance of Dr. L. B. Boschell, who had a church in Summertown, Emanuel County. It has been expanded and modified throughout its long history.
The cemetery is the final resting place of infamous murderer Anjette Lyles, as well as her victims. I’m not sure what her connection to the church was, but she obviously had relatives or friends who allowed her to be buried here.