|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1918|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 2006|
Mrs. Ilene Townsend Cloud died at North Monroe St. Francis Hospital October 13, 2006. Originally from Winnfield, the past twelve years she has lived in Monroe, where her niece has seen to her care.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield.
Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m and on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Old Union Cemetery in Joyce, the same cemetery of which her grandfather Mr. John Newton Townsend was instrumental in founding in the 1800's.
Ilene was the last grandchild of John Newton Townsend and Martha Jane Sullivan Townsend.
Preceding her in death was her husband Lee Cloud, her parents Bryant Finley Townsend and Geneva Gilcrease Townsend; seven brothers and sisters; two special nieces Violet Crabb and Myrtle Stewart. She leaves a special niece who has cared for her in the past twelve years Blondell Maxwell Logan; a great niece Marilyn Maxwell of Monroe, Kimberly Lanman and nephew Barry Crabb of Houston.
She is also survived by great nieces Stephanie T. Johnson of Pineville and Susan T. Wright of North Logan Utah. Salley T. McInnish of Redding California; great nephew Louis Glynn Townsend of California; great great nephews Mark Johnson, Joey Johnson and Jason Johnson; several great great nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends in Winn Parish.
Ilene's mother died when she was at the age of three. She was raised solely by her father. He never remarried. After high school, she wished to become a nurse. Her father prevented her from her desire. She cared for him until his death. Upon his death she fufilled her life long desire, she went to nursing school and received her nursing degree. She retired in nursing from Winnfield General Hospital. Late in life she married Mr. Lee Cloud.
Ilene lived a true to the word of God life. She was a kind humble, gentle lady. She never asked for anything and expected nothing from anyone. She lived her life as enstilled in her from decendants of the Pennsylvania Dutch Quakers.
She was a member of the Old Union Baptist Church of Joyce and Laurel Heights Baptist Church of Winnfield.
Pallbearers will be great great nephews: Mark Johnson, Jason Johnson, Joey Johnson, John Townsend, John Cloud, and Charles McFarland.
A special appreciation to all of the wonderfull staff of the 4th floor at North Monroe St. Joseph Hospital and for the excellent care and compassionate professional work they gave of themselvles. I shall always remember – and the most caring and compassionate doctor, Dr. Rutherferd, you are truly the best. Thank You.
Bryant Finley Townsend (1875 - 1962)
Ella Jane Gilcrease Townsend (1879 - 1921)
Lee Cloud (1905 - 1992)*
Robert C. Townsend (1894 - 1952)*
Pearce Townsend (1897 - 1904)*
Letha Townsend (1899 - 1909)*
Mary Elizabeth Townsend Jennings (1902 - 1938)*
Ernest F. Townsend (1904 - 1920)*
Coy Townsend (1907 - 1908)*
Ilene Townsend Cloud (1918 - 2006)
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Mar 11, 2009
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