Meridian Star


August 31, 2013

Connie Dean Gardner Cleveland

MERIDIAN —     Services for Connie Dean Gardner Cleveland will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Union with burial in the Union City Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Barfoot, Dr. Jon Martin and Rev. Rusty Walton will officiate. Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.

    Mrs. Cleveland, 93, of Union, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Laird Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught preschool Sunday School class for many years. She was a member of the Union Home and Garden Club and an active supporter of Union Band Booster. She loved her flower garden, camping and feeding her children and grandchildren.

    Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Lowery and husband Glenn of Ocean Springs; three sons: Bobby Cleveland and wife Denise of Union, Ricky Cleveland and wife Regina of Union, and

Harold Cleveland and wife Diann of Union; eight grandchildren: Dustin Lowery, Brittany Lowery, Kimberly Lowery, Aubrie Cleveland Howell and husband Luke, Deann Cleveland, Tim Cleveland, Paul Cleveland and wife Jessica and Brit Cleveland and wife Amanda; four great grandchildren: Britli Cleveland, Abigail Cleveland, Jacob Howell, Annley Howell and one on the way; two brothers, Leon Gardner and Ralph Gardner; two sisters, Willie Maude Cleveland and Bobbie Jean Cleveland.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ancle Cleveland.

    Pallbearers are Larry Driskell, Maxie Savell, Donny Cleveland, Mike Hathorn, Buddy Gardner, Terrell Winstead and Robert Blount.

    Honorary Pallbearers are Tim Cleveland, Paul Cleveland, Brit Cleveland and Dustin Lowery.

    In addition to flowers memorials can be made to Gideons International of Newton P.O. Box 297 Newton, MS. 39345.

    Visitation will be held today, Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Milling Funeral Home of Union and also 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday at First Baptist Church.

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