The volunteers focused their cleanup efforts on the neighborhood park and urban farm along Whitelock Street at Brookfield Avenue. In 1994 the city demolished the grocery store and dry cleaners and other blighted businesses that neighborhood members said functioned as a drug bazaar.
"She knew the gift the hospitality and how to be gracious,” said her son, Mark Coleman. "There was no person who was a better gift giver. She spent a year planning her Christmas gifts which she then meticulously wrapped."