|Birth: ||Oct. 30, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 2009, USA|
Funeral services for Lilla Eyvonne (Pleasant) Cleveland, 93, Detroit, Michigan, were held on Monday, December 28 at All Saints Episcopalian Church in Detroit, Michigan.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 at Wells Cemetery at Stringtown under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service in Atoka.
Cleveland, died on Saturday, December 19, 2009.
Born October 30, 1916 in Atoka County, she was the daughter of the late James and Elisa Allen Pleasant. She was the youngest of 14 children.
Cleveland, graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, Texas and continued her education at Houston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. In 1939, while attending Houston-Tillotson University, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She was a lifetime member with a 70-year membership. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1940 from Houston-Tillotson University, and a Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University.
Her teaching career of many years was mostly in the Detroit Public Schools.
She was a long standing and active member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church until in recent years when her health declined.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Cleveland Jr. and Stanley B. Cleveland Sr.; daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors, and a host of others.
Published in the Atoka County Times Wednesday, December 30, 2009.
Wells Street Cemetery
Created by: Beanie Ragan Adams
Record added: Jan 02, 2010
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