Thelma Marie Bledsoe, 85, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013, at the home of her brother, Robert and his wife, Norma Price.
She leaves behind others to mourn her passing, two aunts: Sara Lou Bledsoe and daughter Jeanie Goldhagen and Louise Bledsoe and her daughter Lyndia Dew; several nieces and nephews: Hazel Price, Todd and wife, Susan Price, Ken and wife, Kathleen Shedden, Terry and wife, Teresa Shedden, Debbie and husband, Joe Badt and Randy and wife, Joecelyn Shedden; and many other cousins who called her aunt: Jimmy, Dennis and Gary Swafford, Bonnie Faye Scarbough and Hazel Slack.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eliza; grandmother, Naomi Bledsoe; and brother, Hoyle and wife, Bonnie Shedden.
She was a presser for several dry cleaners from the age of 17 until she retired.
Although she lived a quiet life for the last several years, she always welcomed visits from family and friends, especially small children and teenagers. They would always be greeted with a smile and something to eat and drink, as well as a genuine question about their welfare.
All of us, whether family or friends (it didn’t matter to Thelma) will miss her and long for the time when we can go walk upon the porch of her heavenly mansion and sit down with her and catch up on the news. We know she will smile her special smile, letting us know she loved us as we loved her.
A celebration of Thelma’s life is planned for Thursday night, Sept. 19, 2013, at 7:30 at East Cleveland Baptist Church, 1145 Arnold St. N.E., with the Rev. Joe Lockman presiding.
The family will receive friends at the church Thursday, from 5 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. service time.
Interment will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The funeral procession will leave Companion Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Thelma and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.