June Lee Cawood
June Lee Cawood, 97, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday night, Jan. 16, 2018, peacefully and in full knowledge of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
She was born in Cleveland on June 6, 1920, a daughter of the late Charles and Maude Hensley Lee.
She worked for many years at Manufacturers Soap and Chemical Company. Although she worked outside the home, she enjoyed spending time and taking care of her family and home.
She was a faithful member of North Cleveland Baptist Church, where she took great joy in teaching Sunday School for many years.
In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, T. J. Cawood; one son, Alan L. Cawood; four brothers: G. B. Lee, Harold Lee, David Lee and Jack Lee; and one sister, Ruth Lee Harmon.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her two children: David R. Cawood and wife, Peggy, and Anita Cawood Bates and her husband ,Bill, all of Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Carla Watson Cawood of Ooltewah; 10 grandchildren: Michael (Donna) Cawood, Jennifer (Rhey) Houston, Douglas (Heidi) Cawood, Amy (Tracy) Rothwell, David (Tonya) Cawood Jr., Dustin (Patti) Cawood, Kristi Cawood, Trae (Shannon) Bates, Judson (Chrystal) Bates and Richard Bates; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Taylor Cawood and Norman Barnard, both of Cleveland; sister-in-law, Joan Cawood, of Cleveland; and numerous extended family members, church family and a host of special friends.
A Celebration of Her Life is planned for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the North Cleveland Baptist Church with Dr. Jay McCluskey and Pastor Michael Cawood officiating.
Interment will follow in the Lee Family Section at New Friendship Cemetery with Dr. William Bates III, Richard Alan Bates, Dr. Thomas Judson Bates, David Cawood Jr., Dustin Cawood, Douglas Cawood, Rhey Houston, Tracy Rothwell, Cody Branham, Hayden Branham, Corbin Cawood and Kellye Cawood serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the church Saturday, from 11 a.m. to the 1 p.m. service time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in June’s memory to North Cleveland Baptist Church, American Bible Society or the charity of your choice.
You are encouraged to share a memory of June and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Cawood family with her arrangements.
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