Edith Marie Meadows Cleveland of Paradise, 89, passed away on January 19th, 2021. Edith was born to Tom & Ovella Meadows on Feb 9th, 1931 and raised in Cottondale. She attended and graduated from Paradise ISD in 1948, and married Grover O. Cleveland on December 18th of 1949. Grover and Edith lived in Paradise and attended the Cottondale Church of Christ. They had two children, Jeffery Byron and Deborah Ann. Theirs was a marriage of 56 years. Edith, or “Gran” as she was known by her grandchildren, was a woman of strong conviction with a generous heart. She was an avid gardener, starting her first garden at 5 years old and maintaining a large garden for most of her life. She was always game for a round of dominoes and enjoyed spending time with her large extended family most of all.
She is survived by many; her daughter Deborah Garrett, her brother Melvin Meadows and his wife Jannie Lou, her sister-in-law Georgia R. Morris, her grandchildren Amber Travis and husband Terry, Crystal Emsoff and husband Scott, Wes Garrett, and Russell Garrett and wife Chelsey. She has 7 great-grandchildren, Jazmin Cadena, Roger and Kevin Witty, and Skylar, Elise, Abigail, and Gabe Emsoff.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Ovella Meadows, husband Grover O. Cleveland, son Jeff Cleveland, and son-in-law Jim Garrett.
Graveside services will be held at the Cottondale Cemetery on Saturday, January 23rd, at 10:00am officiated by Bro. Danny Russell. The visitation will be held at the Paradise Church of Christ on Friday, January 22nd, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Masks are required to attend these services. Donations in her memory can be made to the Paradise Volunteer Fire Department.
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