Lucretia 'Meme' Diane Hastings-Kirtland


Lucretia “Meme” Diane Hastings-Kirkland, 54, of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1966, in Gastonia, N.C.

She loved the beach, music and online shopping. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Hastings; dad, Lewis Brooks; and stepdad, Thomas “Poppy” Ledford; mother, Susan Panther; and grandmother, Zelda Hastings.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her stepmother, Rose “Nana” Brooks; loving companion of 14 years, Jessie Joiner; mother-in-law, Virginia “Ginger” Joiner and husband, Charles Honey; children: Patricia Austin (Sean Weber), Tyler Hastings (Samantha Perry), Jessica Brooks, Bobby Austin Jr. (Susan), Stephen Austin (Tanya), Seth Austin, and Darren Harris; stepchildren: Cassandra Youngs, Alan Youngs; siblings: Tammy Biddix (Jackie), Lori Huffstetler (Danny), Kirk Brooks (Audrey), Cher Hastings, and Scott Hastings (Tammy); grandchildren: Angel, Raven, Carrolann, Kiara “Monkey Butt”, Dixie, Rosie, Willow, Makayla, Izzy Rose, Ariya, and Baby Girl Marlena on the way. In addition to these, she leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

Lucretia’s family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Companion Funeral Home, located at 2415 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland, TN 37311.

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


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