Johnnie Lou Lee Earnest


Johnnie Lou Lee Earnest

Johnnie Lou Lee Earnest, 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. 

She was born on May 15, 1934, to the late John Henry and Marie Burns. 

She was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of Faith Memorial Church.  She loved to get her hair done, eat pecan waffles and drink coffee, and she could carry on a conversation with anyone.  She had a tremendous sense of humor and loved joking around and laughing with others.  She loved to sing and listen to Jimmy Swaggert.

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband and father of  her children, William Edward “Sod” Lee; and brother, Bill Burns.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Sharon Head; son, Terry Lee; stepson, Randy Lee; grandchildren: Tanya Head, Monica Lee, Sheena Lee, Chandra Jones and husband, Justin, and Nickie Castelow; and numerous great-grandchildren, and extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 9 p.m. on Thursday at Faith Memorial Church located at 910 17th St. N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the church on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, with Earl Moats officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Fort Hill Cemetery.

You are invited to share a personal memory or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Earnest family with these arrangements.


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