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Ruthie Mae (Wilson) Cleveland

February 12, 1941 ~ November 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Ruthie Cleveland Obituary

Ruthie M. Cleveland was born February 12, 1941, in Waelder, Texas to McKinley Wilson and Lillian Jones Wilson. She was the sixth child of fifteen children born to this union. Ruthie began her formal education in Waelder and later graduated from Ralph Bunche High School.

Ruthie accepted the Lord Jesus as her personal savior through the ministry of Mother Annie Mae Lee of the Holy Temple of Jesus Christ as a young child of God, a woman of God and a servant of the body of Christ.

Ruthie united in Holy Matrimony to Ivan Earl Cleveland on June 9, 1962, and to this union they raised five children in Seguin, Texas. In her early workdays, Ruthie held a position at Mission Valley Mill where she worked as a machine operator. In 1971, Ivan and Ruthie relocated to Schulenburg, Texas where she continued to raise her family and worked a housewife and private home care until her retirement.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing the piano, sewing, and gardening whenever possible. Ruthie often encouraged the family to lean on the Lord for strength and to "Always Do What is Right." 

Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Orene Wilson and Pattie J. Young, and two brothers, De Faye Wilson and McKinley Wilson, Jr.

Ruthie is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ivan Earl Cleveland, her five children, Ivory (Nell) Garrison, Carol Ann Jackson, Barbara Jean Green (Bennie), Mary Diane Cleveland, and Ivan Earl Cleveland, Jr., six brothers, Eugene Wilson, Elroy Wilson (Lois), Lewis Wilson (Barbara). Ernest Lee Wilson (Pat), Otis Wilson (Ella), and Earlie Wilson (Ollie), five sisters, Mablene Nkwoparah (Patrick), Nora Lee Wilson, Betty Rice, Marjori Jackson, and Wilma Evans, thirteen grandchildren, Jessica Powe, Jordan Beason, Lisa Cleveland, Cyndee Cleveland, Roy Garrison, Jr. (Tyrell), Aimee Cleveland, Shamar Green, DeAdra Jackson, Lamar Green, Pattie Jackson, Ivan Earl Cleveland III, Whitnee Cleveland and a host of nieces, nephews church family and friends. 

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December 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home
844 E. Guadalupe Street
La Grange, TX 78945

Funeral Service
December 2, 2023

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
110 N. Upton Avenue
Schulenburg, TX 78956

Interment following funeral service
December 2, 2023

Andrews Wesley Chapel Cemetery
2531 S.FM 1680
Waelder, TX 78959


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